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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Jerry Wexler Remembered

Another recent loss was legendary music producer Jerry Wexler. Mike Finnigan, who worked with him, has a good remembrance. I'll also pass on NPR's piece. As with Wexler's colleague, Ahmet Ertegün, he will be missed.

Every account I've heard about Jerry Wexler talks about what an encyclopedic knowledge of music he had, and how much he loved music and musicians. For the man who coined the term "Rhythm and Blues," there's another word that also comes to mind:

(Cross-posted at The Blue Herald)

1 comment:

Comrade Kevin said...

One of those integral forces in the music business that never gets any credit.