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Jerry Wexler

Jerry Wexler

Jerry Wexler was the legendary Atlantic Records executive who helped to put Aretha Frankin and Wilson Pickett - and Memphis and Muscle Shoals - on the '60s soul map. His autobiography Rhythm and the Blues, was co-written with David Ritz.

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Hand-Me-Down R&B

Comment by Jerry Wexler, Record Mirror, 21 August 1965

by JERRY WEXLER, Manager of Atlantic Records ...

Tony Joe White: What It Is – Is Swamp Music – Is What It Is

Overview by Jerry Wexler, Billboard, December 1969

AT DRUMMER Sammy Creason’s Halloween party in Memphis, his new boss, singer Tony Joe White, holds his breath to close his pores, removes a black ...

Donny Hathaway: The Word Is Out On Donny Hathaway

Profile by Jerry Wexler, Fusion (advertisement), 25 June 1971

A FEW WEEKS ago, the superb composer-singer Carole King picked up eight copies of Donny's first LP (Everything Is Everything, produced by himself) and distributed ...

Dr. John with Jerry Wexler (1972)

Interview by Jerry Wexler, Rock's Backpages audio, 1972

Kick back around the piano and let Dr. John and Jerry Wexler take you back to the R&B glory days of New Orleans: 'Fess, Guitar Slim and many more. (And be patient; Wexler becomes audible after a few minutes!)

File format: mp3; file size: 27.3mb; Interview length: 29' 50"; sound quality: ****

Billy Ward and The Dominoes, The Drifters, Clyde McPhatter: Personal Recollection: Clyde McPhatter & the Drifter Years

Memoir by Jerry Wexler, Rolling Stone, 20 July 1972

(Jerry Wexler is Executive Vice-President at Atlantic Records, the most significant of the early independent labels that recorded R&B. He and Ahmet Ertegun produced the ...

T-Bone Walker Dead at 64

Obituary by Jerry Wexler, Rolling Stone, 24 April 1975

LOS ANGELES — Aaron "T-Bone" Walker died of bronchial pneumonia March 16th at the Vernon Convalescent Hospital. The 64-year-old Texas blues guitarist, famous for standards ...

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