Wexler helmed classic
recordings by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, and coined
the term “rhythm and blues.”
By Blurt Staff
The Associated Press reports that legendary producer and
record label man Jerry Wexler died Friday at 3:45 a.m. in a Sarasota, Fla. Hospice.
Wexler made myriad contributions to music, producing records
by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and Willie Nelson, co-running
Atlantic Records with Ahmet Ertegun from 1953 to 1967 and championing Solomon
Burke, Wilson Pickett and Percy Sledge. He also famously coined the term “rhythm
and blues,” replacing the offensive term “race records.”
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