Jerry Wexler Papers, 1943-2004, undated.


Jerry Wexler Papers, 1943-2004, undated.

The Jerry Wexler Papers span the years 1943 to 2006. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, manuscript drafts from Wexler's 1993 memoir, Rhythm and the Blues, photographs, scrapbooks, and subject files. Wexler's personal correspondence serves as an important focus to the collection, featuring handwritten letters, cards, and other correspondence with individuals such as Stanley Booth, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, Aretha Franklin, and Dusty Springfield. The Jerry Wexler Papers also include unique, candid photographs of artists such as Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Wilson Pickett in the recording studio; images from the Muscle Shoals Recording Studio; and materials related to the production of Bob Dylan's Slow Train Coming.

4.26 linear feet.

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Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up in the city of Hibbing. As a teenager, he played in various bands and with time his interest in music deepened, with a particular passion for American folk music and blues. One of his idols was the folk singer Woody Guthrie. He was also influenced by the early authors of the Beat Generation, as well as by modernist poets. Dylan moved to New York City in 1961 and began to perform in clubs and caf├ęs in Greenwich Village. He met...

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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. ...