Jerry Wexler (1917 – 2008)


Respect“, a feminist anthem

Aged 91, American music journalist turned music producer Jerry Wexler died last Friday. While at Billboard magazine in 1947 Wexler coined the term “Rhythm and Blues” to replace the tainted term “race music.” He is one of the major record industry players to have marketed 1960s soul music to a white audience.


Son of a Preacher Man

He produced such hits as “Respect[1] and “Son of a Preacher Man[2], which are WMC #65 and 66.