Who made up the term, "Rhythm & Blues"? One-time journalist turned genius record producer, Jerry Wexler. I never knew what a hand this guy had in our pop-culture history. Producing multiple hits on the Atlantic label for Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield, Bob Dylan and don't forget Led Zeppelin, Wexler turned his love of R&B into a legacy of amazing songs to move you. Just try to sit still--I dare ya. Wexler died on Friday, August 15th at 91. Thanks for lending us your ears.
Wilson Pickett - The Midnight Hour, live in Africa
Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
Jerry Wexler, the Jewish atheist from the Bronx, talks about producing Bob Dylan's Christian album, "Slow Train Coming" (part 1 of 3).
How can I see the documentary "Immaculate Funk", starring Jerry Wexler and some of our best musicians/singers/songwriters of the past 30 years? Somebody school me.