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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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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: ****

Donny Hathaway: The Word Is Out On Donny Hathaway

Profile by Jerry Wexler, Fusion (advertisement), 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 ...

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 ...

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