Famed Record Producer Jerry Wexler Dies At 91 - NBC New York

Famed Record Producer Jerry Wexler Dies At 91

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    Legendary record producer Jerry Wexler, who helped shape R&B music with influential recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and other greats, has died, says his co-author, David Ritz. He was 91.

    Ritz, co-author of Wexler’s 1993 memoir, “Rhythm and the Blues,” said he died at his Sarasota, Fla., home at about 3:45 a.m. Friday. He had been ill for a couple of years with congenital heart disease.

    Wexler earned his reputation as a music industry giant while a partner at Atlantic Records.

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