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  Jerry Wexler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gerald "Jerry" Wexler (born 10 January 1917) is a music journalist turned highly influential music producer, and is regarded as one of the major record industry players behind 1960s soul music.
Wexler served in the United States Navy during World War II.
In the early 1980s, Wexler would record with UK popstar George Michael.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jerry_Wexler   (312 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Jerry Wexler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Jerome "Jerry" Wexler (born 10 January 1917) is a music journalist turned highly influential music producer, and is regarded as one of the major record industry players behind 1960s soul music.
Okay enough- you get the picture: Jerry was an extraordinary gentlemen whose every living moment was in the arena of enjoying great songs, great artists and the pleasure of passing that pleasure on.
Wexler joined Atlantic Records and with Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun built the label into one of the giants of the music industry.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Jerry-Wexler   (686 words)

  
 Jerry Wexler
Wexler had first traveled to the South to plug Atlantic new releases on Dewey Phillips' radio show and found he liked the potential in the area.
For Wexler, the relaxed environment at Stax was a revelation, and for Stewart, the presence of this seasoned New York hipster was a validation of Stax's talent and promise.
Wexler has slowed considerably in the late '80s and '90s, yet his influence is still felt throughout the industry.
www.djangos.com /artist_bio.asp?pid=P+++137344&morebio=1   (1692 words)

  
 Jerry Wexler - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
And while the trepidation that one might feel is quickly deflected by his charm and humor, it is difficult to reconcile Wexler's casual magnanimity with either the fantasy of the intimidating and brilliant producer or the factual enormity of his achievement.
The key was Wexler's belief not only in the commercial possibilities of rhythm and blues but in its potential to be art, a notion he brought with him from the world of jazz.
Perhaps that is not surprising, considering that Wexler has been described in various quarters as a musical innovator, a brilliant producer, a shrewd businessman, a master manipulator and a shameless carpetbagger.
dir.salon.com /people/bc/2000/09/05/wexler/index.html   (683 words)

  
 Atlantic Records Story
Wexler was made a Vice President of Atlantic, and as part of the deal allowed to purchase 13 percent of the company for $2,063.25.
Wexler says that he felt lousy about what was happening and felt that Jim Stewart should have ownership of the records he had produced in his own studio.
Wexler argued with the new Atlantic owners on Stewart's behalf but Wexler, now an employee and not an owner of the company, could not convince the corporate bosses to return valuable property to Stewart that was a key part of the overall Atlantic assets.
www.bsnpubs.com /atlantic/atlanticstory.html   (5860 words)

  
 Songwriters Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
With this rather spare beginning, Wexler and Atlantic went on to produce recordings with a list of artists who from the vantage point of today would be regarded as a virtual who's who of the recording industry.
Through Wexler's help, The Muscle Shoals Studios, Moman, and later Criteria Studios in Miami, were able to acquire and install state of the art multi-track soundboard and tape equipment for their studios.
Wexler served for a time with Warner Brothers Records as Senior Vice President, during which time he signed several important bands, among them Dire Straits, The Gang of Four, The Roche Sisters and the B-52s.
www.songwritershalloffame.org /award_recipient_detail.asp?awardRecipientId=111&ceremonyId=16   (853 words)

  
 Did you hear the one about the Jew, the Arab and the African American?,
The story begins in New York City in 1918 with the birth of Jerry Wexler, the first-born son of a Jewish family, whose father, a window washer, had emigrated from Poland.
Wexler also developed a love for such music as a child, a passion that was further developed when he studied in Kansas City, home of ‘swing’.
For Ray Charles, Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun helped to develop a completely new form of music, and together they tell the story of how a Jew, a Muslim and an African-American joined forces to leave an indelible mark on the modern cultural history of the Western world.
www.futuremovies.co.uk /filmmaking.asp?ID=108   (565 words)

  
 KET Presents: Legendary music producer for Ray Charles profiled in Immaculate Funk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Wexler understood how to work in a society where the relationships of fls and whites, North and South, and the sacred and profane were anything but cooperative and accepting of each other.
The documentary is more than a summation of Wexler's work with major musical artists, however; it also traces the path of major changes in America's cultural landscape and how music helped to shape these changes.
Wexler went on to become one of the world's most influential music producers, working with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Solomon Burke, Etta James, Doug Sahm and Willie Nelson.
www.ket.org /pressroom/2005/04/KIMMF__homepage.html   (335 words)

  
 The Observer | OMM | Dusty, In Memphis
Springfield's contract cited Wexler as a 'key man', meaning that if Wexler declined to produce the album, the deal was off.
But Wexler, who had first heard Dusty's voice on a car radio in 1965, was in no mind to turn the project down.
How it felt for producer Jerry Wexler: The album wasn't totally ignored when it was released but it certainly never came close to achieving the prominence with which time has imbued it.
observer.guardian.co.uk /omm/story/0,13887,1240078,00.html   (804 words)

  
 Rare Books at Kansas State University
The Jerry Wexler Collection, a group of nearly 2000 recordings in the Morse Department of Special Collections of the Kansas State University Libraries, was donated in 1986 by alumnus Jerry Wexler, co-owner of Atlantic Records in the 1950s.
The core of the Wexler Collection consists of recordings from the mid-1960s through the 1970s and into the mid-1980s and reflects the professional interests of the donor.
Altogether the Jerry Wexler Collection represents a panorama of sound that illuminates an important corner of American popular music and culture.
www.lib.ksu.edu /depts/spec/rarebooks/collections/wexler.html   (307 words)

  
 The Blacklisted Journalist
Jerry, Ahmet and Neshui loved fl music and they were all graduates of that same hip, marijuana-scented jazz club scene which was the underground in which the Beat Generation, all cultural cousins of Ahmet, Neshui and Jerry, was simultaneously evolving.
Jerry's immortality is ensured by the immortality of the immortals he has enshrined in vinyl.
Jerry was into fl music when he got out of high school at the whiz-kid age of 15.
www.bigmagic.com /pages/blackj/column9.htm   (2545 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Soul music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Rhythm and blues (a term coined by music writer and record producer Jerry Wexler) is itself a combination of blues and jazz, and arose in the 1940s as small groups, often playing saxophones, built upon the blues tradition.
Soul music is differentiated by its use of gospel-music devices, its greater emphasis on vocalists, and its merging of religious and secular themes.
Howard Tate's recordings, in the late 1960s, for Verve Records, and later, for Atlantic, produced by Jerry Ragovoy, are another important body of work in the soul genre.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/soul-music   (7185 words)

  
 The Austin Chronicle Music: A Man and a Half: Jerry Wexler, 'The Funky Jewish King of Black Music'
Jerry Wexler, who became a partner at Atlantic Records in 1953, and by the end of the decade was one of three owners with Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun.
One of Wexler's consuming passions is food, his live-in cook bringing out two small bowls of dip to go with the French wine, which Wexler insists on getting himself.
Wexler, I feel uncomfortable down here at this studio,' and I think the way I remember it, I think he was having dinner with Bette Midler.
www.auschron.com /issues/dispatch/2000-12-01/music_feature.html   (4913 words)

  
 THERE - The Virtual Destination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The methodology made Wexler and his "venue," Atlantic, far more money than either would have imagined, primarily because of the unanticipated evolution, later in the '50s, of r&b into rock 'n' roll, and its appeal to young whites in search of soul and something to dance to.
Although Wexler "lost my maiden" as a producer with LaVern Baker, Ray Charles was his first superstar, and one of the first big money-makers for Atlantic.
Wexler's chief partner at Atlantic was Ahmet Ertegun, who signed such groups as Cream, the Bee Gees, and Buffalo Springfield and who perhaps had a longer-range view of the possibilities of rock, less anchored to fl r&b than Wexler's.
www.there1.com /wexler.html   (1025 words)

  
 Atlantic Records Story - Label Histories
In 1953, Jerry Wexler joined the company, bringing his advertising and promotional skills to Atlantic and in a way heralding a new era for the organisation.
Unfortunately for Herb, he was drafted in 1953 and when he returned two years later he was out of touch with current trends and found Jerry Wexler installed in the company - he sold his interest in the company for $300,000 and that was the last of his direct involvement in the Atlantic label.
Jerry Wexler had been a music journalist with Billboard magazine, reputedly coining the phrase Rhythm and Blues.
www.rhythmandtheblues.org.uk /labels/atlantic.shtml   (866 words)

  
 Jerry Wexler - An Article by David Knopfler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
I first met him in the late seventies when he was Producer for Dire Straits and a Vice President at WEA in The States.
A very polite intelligent looking man was sitting opposite me, with whom I didn't dare exchange a single word, because he was clearly a high flying corporate executive, unlike Jerry (WEA Vice Pres) who was sitting there in his shorts.
That was in fact, the now legendary head of Arista, not that the name would have meant anything to me at that time.
www.knopfler.com /Wexler.html   (288 words)

  
 Respect (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Producer Jerry Wexler had come across Redding's song and brought it to Franklin's attention.
While Redding's version was popular among his core RandB audience, Wexler thought the song had potential to be a crossover hit and demonstrate Franklin's vocal ability.
Another addition was King Curtis' tenor saxophone and the slicker production of Wexler and co-producer Arif Mardin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Respect_%28song%29   (848 words)

  
 BLUES ACCESS Online: Access
Jerry’s work at Billboard led to his association with Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson at Atlantic Records in 1949, and when Abramson entered the armed forces four years later, Wexler moved into his chair as producer and business partner at the dynamic RandB indie.
Wexler and Ertegun went on to record hundreds of classic sides with the label’s incredible roster of artists, which included Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters, the Clovers, LaVerne Baker, Chuck Willis, Ray Charles and many others.
The impact of Jerry Wexler on our musical landscape is indeed immense, and the film suffers only from its compact length.
www.bluesaccess.com /No_45/access.html   (1085 words)

  
 Entertainment News | INTERVIEW: Jerry Wexler, Unwitting Inventor of 'R&B'
Wexler helped create Atlantic's "second generation" legacy -- the music he refers to as "immaculate funk" -- with great gospel/blues-influenced tunes, tour de force vocals, killer grooves and meticulously crafted arrangements.
The list of artists Wexler signed, produced or co-produced at Atlantic includes LaVern Baker, the Drifters and Ray Charles in the '50s; Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke and Aretha Franklin in the '60s; and Duane Allman, Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack in the '70s.
Wexler learned the music business ropes during a 42-month stint as a reporter at Billboard, starting in 1949, when the magazine was a mere 55 years old.
www.entertainment-news.org /breaking/13337/interview-jerry-wexler-unwitting-inventor-of-rb.html   (2015 words)

  
 Wilson Pickett, Wilson Pickett, Wilson Pickett, Wilson Pickett,
Jerry Wexler had the brainstorm idea of taking Wilson to Memphis where Stax records was located.
When Jerry and Wilson arrived in Memphis, Jim Stewart himself picked them up from the airport and went to the Lorraine Motel (the hotel where Dr. King was assassinated in April 1968).
Jerry Wexler was on hand as well during this session and some how the recording couldn't come through.
www.soul-patrol.com /funk/pickett.htm   (2136 words)

  
 FAME Musicians History
Wexler had found the magic in Muscle Shoals at FAME and had brought Atlantic's biggest acts to town to record.
Wexler had Rick fire the player, but White was still angry.
Aretha, White and Wexler were on a plane the next morning with a monster track on "I Never Loved A Man" and a half finished track on "Do Right Woman".
www.fame2.com /studiosmusicians2.html   (778 words)

  
 Jerry Wexler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
erry Wexler, a native of New York City, crossed musical and geographical boundaries to play a pivotal role in developing Muscle Shoals into one of the major recording centers of the nation.
His early recordings with Ray Charles, Ruth Brown and the Drifters are legendary.
In 1969, Wexler committed the label to record with the fledgling Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section, enabling the ensemble to borrow funds to begin their first studio.
www.alamhof.org /wexlerj.htm   (192 words)

  
 Jerry Wexler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
'''Jerry Wexler''' (born 10 January 1917) is a music journalist turned highly influential music producer, and is regarded as one of the major record industry players behind 1960s soul music.
After the war, he worked for BMI and the publishing division of MGM.
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 RAY - Production Notes...CinemaReview.com....Movie Reviews, Movie Contents, Moviegoer Opinions and Much More!
He was an actor in the ‘50s who traded roles with Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte; he was a Tuskegee airman; he was the first fl DJ to be broadcast from coast to coast.
Also among the fascinating real-life characters portrayed in Ray are the legendary Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records, the upstart indie which became the premiere Rhythm and Blues label in the ‘50s and the nation’s leading Soul label in the ‘60s.
Jerry Wexler joined Atlantic in 1953 as one of the industry’s first name producers.
www.cinemareview.com /production.asp?prodid=2741   (979 words)

  
 Songwriters Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Jerry Herman first burst upon the Broadway scene as the young creator of music and lyrics for "Milk and Honey," a successful musical which later was nominated for both a Tony and a Grammy Award.
"Jerry's Girls," a revue of his life's work, has played on Broadway and in every major American city.
Jerry Wexler, once cited by industry chronicler Bill Gavin as "Record Executive of the Year" for three years running, might well qualify as record man of the modern era of contemporary music.
www.songwritershalloffame.org /award_recipient_index.asp?ceremonyId=16   (1177 words)

  
 Rare Vinyl Records at Craig Moerer ~ Records By Mail | Used, Collectible, Vintage and Rare Vinyl Records, LPs and 45s
In 1953, Jerry Wexler joined the company, bringing his advertising and promotional skills to Atlantic and in a way heralding a new era for the organization.
It allowed Atlantic to consolidate itself as one of the major forces in contemporary music, but it was only a matter of time before one of the conglomerates came calling - the label linked up with Warner Bros in 1967 and over the years became completely assimilated into the Time Warner empire.
In 1947, Ahmet Ertegun agreed to fund the creation of a new label, which was Abramson's ambition whilst working as producer and AandR man for the National label.
www.recordsbymail.com /atlanticRecords.php   (759 words)

  
 Behind The Hits: "In the Midnight Hour"
Steve Cropper: “Jerry Wexler from Atlantic Records in New York called [Stax owner] Jim Stewart and said, ‘I have an artist that we haven’t really been able to do anything with, but he’s a great soul singer.
But Jerry Wexler, who was producing the record, ran out of the control room insisting they change it to fit the rhythm of the latest dance craze, the Jerk.
So Wexler broke into a version of the dance right there in the studio.
www.bobshannon.com /stories/Midnight.html   (602 words)

  
 Robert Christgau: CG: Dusty Springfield
Fledgling producer David Wolfert doesn't get her voice as subtly as Roy Thomas Baker (or Jerry Wexler) did, but he gives her more good songs than she's had in a decade.
I find it hard to be objective about the woman who in 1969 joined Jerry Wexler to make one of my favorite--hell, one of the greatest albums of all time: Dusty in Memphis, pop with strings on top, good old boys below, and the most exquisite material of a class act's career in between.
A self-conscious woman in a girl's world, she found the musical place she deserved only once, when she locked horns with Jerry Wexler for a pop miracle.
www.robertchristgau.com /get_artist.php?id=396&name=Dusty+Springfield   (622 words)

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