The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun by Robert Greenfield Download (read online) free eBook

The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun

The Last Sultan is the definitive biography of a man who changed popular culture throughout the world. As the founder and head of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun signed and/or recorded many of the greatest musical artists of all time, among them Ruth Brown; Big Joe Turner; Ray Charles; Bobby Darin; Sonny and Cher; Eric Clapton; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash &am
Deniz Bankal

Aug 14, 2017

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great subject, not so great writing. nonetheless it’s fun to read (if you’re into music history)


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In the music world there are a handful of seminal figures, Marshall Chess of Chess records, Sam Phillips of Sun Studios, and then there was Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records who far beyond anyone else shaped our musical experience.
Ertegun explored and searched for new music from his childhood forays into Harlem in the 40s until well into the 70s. Discovering Jazz in the after-hours parties of Washington, DC Ertegun continued to look for cutting edge sounds with his brother. This turned into a p