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Jerry Wexler: Record Man

Jerry Wexler:  Record Man

Gerald "Jerry" Wexler was one of the most highly-regarded A&R men in popular music history. Music journalist turned music producer, Jerry was regarded as one of the major record industry players from the 1950s through the 1980s. We were lucky enough to have Jerry call Atlantic Records home. 

A true visionary, Jerry coined the term "rhythm and blues", and signed and/or produced many of the biggest acts of the last 50 years, including Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers, Chris Connor, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield and Bob Dylan.

Though we lost him in 2008, Jerry's legacy lives on in the halls of Atlantic. Do yourself a favor and visit the "Jerry Wexler - Record Man" YouTube page to see Jerry's Memorial, the Fresh Air Interview as well as his four-part GRAMMY Foundation "Living Histories" series

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