Atlantic Album Discography, Part 11
Miscellaneous Series

By David Edwards, Patrice Eyries, and Mike Callahan
Last update: February 27, 2000

Atlantic issued quite a few short series in addition to their main pop and jazz series. The 3000 series was a jazz series that lasted from 1965-67 with only eight issues. The 4000 and 7100 series were even shorter, with but one item in each.

SD-7101, however, is of particular note. It is evidence that Atlantic did indeed record in true stereo as early as 1957. Although the stereo recordings did not come out at the time, years later we were treated to the stereo versions of such classics as "What'd I Say" and several other hits by Ray Charles, an alternate take of "Drip Drop" by the Drifters, and an entire album full of lost stereo gems on History of Rhythm & Blues, Volume 4 [Atlantic SD-8164]. Unfortunately, the Atlantic Records of today has people running the label who prefer monaural, and much of the CD output is mono even when stereo is available.

Atlantic also reissued much of the pre-1970 Stax material on the 7700 series. These albums were exact reissues of the earlier albums on Stax.

Also included on this page are the Atlantic-Atco Sampler, the Atlantic Group album, and the special Foreigner numbers from 1978-81 that all ended in "999."

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Atlantic Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2000 by Mike Callahan.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] (Chart) Contents

Atlantic 3000 Jazz Series:

SD-3001 - Bagpipe Blues - Rufus Harley [1965]

SD-3002 - Honeybuns - Duke Pearson Nonet [1966]

SD-3003 - Portrait in Soul - Valerie Capers [1966]

SD-3004 - Money in the Pocket - Joe Zawinul [1966]

SD-3005 - Prairie Dog - Duke Pearson [1966]

SD-3006 - Scotch and Soul - Rufus Harley [1966]

SD-3007 - Here Comes the Whistleman - Roland Kirk [1967] Roots/Here Comes The Whistleman/I Wished On The Moon/Making Love After Hours/Yesterdays/Aluminum Baby/Step Right Up

SD-3008 - Deuces Wild - Sonny Stitt [1967]

Atlantic 4000 Poetry Series:

SD-4001 - Allen Ginsberg Reads Kaddish - Allen Ginsberg [1966]

Atlantic 7100 Stereo-Only Series:

SD-7101 - The Great Hits of Ray Charles Recorded on 8-Track Stereo - Ray Charles [1964] This album was released in stereo only. Tell Me How Do You Feel (S)/I Had a Dream (S)/Carrying That Load (S)/Tell All the World About You (S)/I Believe To My Soul (S)/What'd I Say (S)//I'm Movin' On (S)/You Be My Baby (S)/The Right Time (S)/Yes Indeed (S)/Tell the Truth (S)/My Bonnie (S)/Early in the Mornin' (S)

Atlantic/Stax 7700 Reissue Series:

Atlantic did reissue most of the Stax 700 album series with the same cover graphics and song lineup. See the Stax Discography for details of the albums. Atlantic added a 7 in front of the original Stax number.

SD-7701 - Green Onions - Booker T. and the MG's Reissue of Stax 701.

SD-7704 - Walking the Dog - Rufus Thomas Reissue of Stax 704.

SD-7705 - Soul Dressing - Booker T. and the MG's Reissue of Stax 705.

SD-7706 - Comfort Me - Carla Thomas Reissue of Stax 706.

SD-7707 - Great Memphis Sound - Mar-Keys Reissue of Stax 707.

SD-7708 - Hold on I'm Comin' - Sam and Dave Reissue of Stax 708.

SD-7709 - Carla - Carla Thomas Reissue of Stax 709.

SD-7710 - Memphis Gold - Various Artists Reissue of Stax 710.

SD-7711 - And Now - Booker T. and the MG's Reissue of Stax 711.

SD-7712 - Double Dynamite - Sam and Dave Reissue of Stax 712.

SD-7713 - In the Christmas Spirit - Booker T. and the MG's Reissue of Stax 713.

SD-7714 - Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd Reissue of Stax 714.

SD-7715 - Wanted One Soul Singer - Johnnie Taylor Reissue of Stax 715.

SD-7716 - King and Queen - Otis Redding and Carla Thomas Reissue of Stax 716.

SD-7717 - Hip Hugger - Booker T. and the MG's Reissue of Stax 717.

SD-7718 - The Queen Alone - Carla Thomas Reissue of Stax 718.

SD-7719 - Soul of a Bell - William Bell Reissue of Stax 719.

SD-7720 - Back To Back - Mar-Keys and Booker T and the MG's Reissue of Stax 720.

SD-7721 - Live In London Volume 1 - Various Artists Reissue of Stax 721.

SD-7722 - Live In London Volume 2 - Various Artists Reissue of Stax 722.

SD-7723 - Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King Reissue of Stax 723.

SD-7724 - Doin' Our Thing - Booker T. and the MG's Reissue of Stax 724.

SD-7725 - Soul Men - Sam and Dave Reissue of Stax 725.

SD-7726 - Memphis Gold Volume 2 - Various Artists Reissue of Stax 726.

Atlantic-Atco Sampler:

AT-1/ATSD-1 - Atlantic-Atco All-Star Showcase - Various Artists [1965] I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher/Alley Cat - Bent Fabric/Baby, I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis/Bill Bailey - Bobby Darin/Hold What You've Got - Joe Tex/Summertime - Modern Jazz Quartet//Stranger On The Shore - Acker Bilk/Satisfaction - Otis Redding/The Joker - Herbie Mann/It Had To Be You - Ray Charles/Under The Boardwalk - Drifters/That's A Plenty - Wilbur DeParis

The Atlantic Group:

This lone record was issued on the Atlantic Group label. The label is red with "ATLANTIC GROUP" above the center hole. Below is the Atlantic Group logo, a black circle with "Dial" in yellow, "STAX" in green and "ATLANTIC" in red.

SD-501 - The Super Hits - Various Artists [1967] (8-67, #12) Hold On, I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave (S)/Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett (E)/Respect - Aretha Franklin (S)/Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd (S)/When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge (E)/Good Lovin' - Young Rascals (S)//In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett (E)/Baby, I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis (S)/Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & MG's (S)/B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas (S)/Philly Dog - Mar-Keys (S)/S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song) - Joe Tex (S)

Special Number Releases:

*SD-11111 - For Those About to Rock We Salute You - AC/DC [1981] (12-81, #1) Breaking The Rules/C.O.D./Evil Walks/For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)/Inject The Venom/Let's Get It Up/Night Of The Long Knives/Put The Finger On You/Snowballed/Spellbound

SD-19999 - Double Vision - Foreigner [1978] (7-78, #3) Hot Blooded/Blue Morning, Blue Day/You're All I Am/Back Where You Belong/Love Has Taken Its Toll//Double Vision/Tramontane/I Have Waited So Long/Lonely Children/Spellbinder

SD-29999 - Head Games - Foreigner [1979] (9-79, #5) Dirty White Boy/Love on the Telephone/Women/I'll Get Even With You/Seventeen//Head Games/The Modern Day/Blinded By Science/Do What You Like/Rev on the Red Line

SD-16999 - 4 - Foreigner [1981] (7-81, #1) Night Life/Juke Box Hero/Break It Up/Waiting For A Girl Like You/Luanne//Urgent/I'm Gonna Win/Woman In Black/Girl On The Moon/Don't Let Go

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