Rhythm And The Blues: A Life In American Music

Rhythm And The Blues A Life In American Music Atlantic Records partner and producer Wexler presided over the evolution of the modern music business and made prodigious contributions through to our cultural history Wexler has worked with the enti

  • Title: Rhythm And The Blues: A Life In American Music
  • Author: Jerry Wexler David Ritz
  • ISBN: 9780312113766
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • Atlantic Records partner and producer, Wexler presided over the evolution of the modern music business and made prodigious contributions through to our cultural history Wexler has worked with the entire range of American genius Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and others 75 photographs.

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    1. Jerry Wexler has the oddest, most abstruse vocabulary of anyone I've ever encountered in print. This book is worth reading just for his conflation of the erudite and the profane through language alone. Read it, too, though, because this is the man (along with Ahmet & Nesuhi Ertegun) who built the house (Atlantic Records) in which Aretha Franklin, Issac Hayes, Aerosmith, Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield, Otis Reading, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones (and the list goes on for miles) [...]

    2. Jerry Wexler gets my respect for so many reasons. To start, he coined the term Rhythm and Blues as a writer at Billboard magazine to replace the previous term in use: Race Records. The music he was involved in at Atlantic has always been some of my favorite. Aretha's masterpiece I Never Loved a Man (the Way that I Love You) blew me away as a kid and I still love to crank it up. The list of incredible music he was part of is too long for a review, but reading about it was fascinating and riveting [...]

    3. I'm re-reading this autobiography 15 years after it was first published, coincidentally, sadly, the week Jerry Wexler passed away at 91.The great record producer of everyone from Aretha Franklin to Ray Charles to Bob Dylan to Wilson Pickett (and hundreds more) Jerry is one of my prime professional role models and I'm inspired to hear his stories as often as I can. He follows the credo of "Does it have heart? Make it!" If you work with talented people, read this book. It'll help.

    4. Very well written. Easy to Read. If you like music this is a good book to read about Jerry Wexler and the start of Atlantic Records, plus the star of many singers and musicians including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and many more.

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