Jerry Wexler collection, 1967-2004.


Jerry Wexler collection, 1967-2004.

The collection is composed of material that Wexler collected documenting his life and career as music producer specializing in rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul music. It includes scrapbooks chiefly containing newspaper clippings concerning Wexler, musicians and producers with whom he associated, and the 1979 musical One Mo' Time, which he produced. Musicians documented in these clippings include Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Dusty Springfield. Other materials include articles and speeches Wexler wrote, commercial and non-commercial audio recordings and video recordings, and a biographical poster. Among these materials are a photocopy of Aretha Franklin's session notes during the recording of her 1970 release Spirit in the Dark (1970), Wexler's Grammy nomination card as producer of the original cast recording of The Wiz, and a handwritten note to Wexler from Quincy Jones wishing him a happy new year in 1980.

ca. 300 items (0.5 linear feet)

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Springfield, Dusty (person)

Atlantic Recording Corporation (corporateBody)

Stax Records (corporateBody)

Franklin, Aretha, 1942-2018 (person)

Aretha Louise Franklin, also known as, (b. March 25, 1942, Memphis, Tennessee; d. August 16, 2018, Detroit, Michigan) was an American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but achieving only modest success. ...

Charles, Ray, 1930-2004 (person)

Cooke, Sam. (person)

Jones, Quincy, 1933-.... (person)

An impresario in the broadest and most creative sense of the word, Quincy Jones' career has encompassed the roles of composer, record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, television producer, record company executive, magazine founder and multi-media entrepreneur. As a master inventor of musical hybrids, he has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium, including record...

Wexler, Jerry, 1950- (person)

Jerry Wexler (1917- ) was born in New York City. He was a partner with Ahmet Ertegun in Atlantic Records, an independent record label specializing in rhythm and blues, a term Wexler coined while a report for Billboard Magazine. With Atlantic, Stax, and other labels, Wexler created a greatly influential corpus of classic rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. From the description of Jerry Wexler collection, 1967-20...

Burke, Solomon (person)