"Gerald "Jerry" Wexler" was a Music journalism/music journalist turned music producer, and was regarded as one of the major record industry players behind music from the 1950s through the 1980s. He coined the term "rhythm and blues", and was integral in signing and/or producing many of the biggest acts of the last 50 years, including Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers, Chris Connor, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett, Dire Straits, Dusty Springfield and Bob Dylan. Wexler was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Jerry Wexler was one of the most highly regarded Artists and repertoire/A&R men in popular music history, a status bolstered by his accomplishments with Aretha Franklin.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Jerry Wexler on Wikipedia.
[Many of the outtakes heard on the box set would have been lost to the fire, were it not for a reel-to-reel dub copy of two early Charles rehearsal sessions made for Atlantic co-founder Jerry Wexler by late Atlantic producer-recording engineer Tom Dowd, shortly before the fire.] I kept it for years, ... Then I made a cassette copy, and then a CD.Jerry Wexler