Monthly Archives: March 2008

American Masters – Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built


Considering the uncanny accuracy of Jamie Foxx’s Oscar-winning portrayal of Ray Charles in the movie Ray, it’s criminal that writer/director Taylor Hackford chose to depict Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler, and Tom Dowd (three principals of Atlantic, the company with which Charles achieved his initial success) not (more…)

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March 2008


FEATURES JOHN SHANKS Six-String, Sound Maker He grew up in a house where music was a constant and “show business” paid the bills. His career a producer/songwriter has him working with big names – and he knows about vintage axes and tones. By Ward Meeker THE VG HALL OF FAME Class of 2007 Whether it’s […]

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