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Atlantic Records
Parent company Warner Music Group
Founded 1947
Founder Ahmet Ertegün
Herb Abramson
Distributing label Atlantic Records Group
(In the US)
Warner Music International
(Outside of the US)
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Official website

Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label best known for its many recordings of rhythm & blues, rock and roll, and jazz. It was founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson. It earned a reputation as the most important independent label in the USA. 1967 it was bought by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, now the Warner Music Group, and expanded into rock and pop music, signing Cream, Led Zeppelin, Yes and Foreigner.

Recording artists (selection)

  • Big Joe Turner
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Ruth Brown
  • Solomon Burke
  • Canned Heat
  • Ray Charles
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Ben E. King
  • Alexis Korner
  • Bette Midler
  • Wilson Pickett
  • The Pointer Sisters
  • Otis Redding
  • Jimmy Yancey
  • LaVern Baker
  • Ivory Joe Hunter
  • The Mar-Keys
  • Clyde McPhatter
  • Rufus Thomas

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