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A Man and a Half
Hanging with music industry legend Jerry Wexler
Music Story  December 1, 2000, by Raoul Hernandez
"..."This is Jerry Wexler."..."

Cut the Crap Kid
Jerry Wexler
DAILY Music  August 19, 2008, by Raoul Hernandez
"...I knew Jerry Wexler. That’s no boast..."

Chasing Teen Coin
DAILY Music  December 7, 2007, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Atlantic Blues (1949-1970) began the rollout this spring, and Atlantic Vocal Groups (1951-1963) concludes the series next year. “By 1959 the original rock & roll momentum was slowing down, and many of Atlantic’s attempts at keeping up with the kids were starting to sound alike and somewhat contrived,” furthers Vera. “Everybody at the company was tired of, in the words of Cashbox, ‘chasing teen coin,’ and the records reflected this fatigue.” Atlantic Soul (1959-1975) is what the late Ahmet Ertegun and his partner Jerry Wexler came up with instead...."

Tom Dowd & the Language of Music
Dowd recorded and engineered the legendary Atlantic sound. He recorded and engineered Bird, Coltrane, Aretha, and Skynyrd. Introduced Allman to Clapton. Standardized 8-track recording. Oh, and he helped make the atomic bomb.
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Film Review  March 5, 2004, by Raoul Hernandez
"...The correlation between music and math, if not explicit, is seldom documented with as much panache as Tom Dowd & the Language of Music. Dowd was one of the Atlantic Three; while Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler scouted talent, Dowd, a young physics student straight out of the university, recorded it and engineered it..."

Nowhere but Texas
A long, lost cosmic country artifact resurfaces.
Music Story  December 13, 2002, by Margaret Moser
"...At first, the fire is hidden in the smoke. Twelve bell-bottom bluesy country songs on a new CD, produced for vinyl in 1972 by Atlantic Records legend Jerry Wexler, performed by progressive country pioneers Freda & the Firedogs for a debut that never came out..."

Troublemaker
Ed Ward's first-hand account of Willie Nelson's Complete Atlantic Sessions.
Music Story  December 29, 2006, by Ed Ward
"...At this point in his career, Willie had made his celebrated move back to Texas and was in the process of bringing Austin's rednecks and hippies together, playing everywhere from car dealerships on Sixth Street to the fabled psychedelic dungeon called Armadillo World Headquarters. While the world at large wasn't tuned into this, some of its hipper denizens were, and among these was Atlantic Records' Jerry Wexler, who'd decided it was time for his label to gently test the waters of country music, especially when he found out Willie's contract with RCA was up and Reshen was seeking more salubrious waters for his client's talents..."

Dancing About Architecture
Everything from 20+ years ago is coming back, starting with Elvis Costello.
Music Column  October 11, 2002, by Ken Lieck
"...The band consisted of Marcia Ball, John X. Reed, Steve McDaniels, David Cook, and Bobby Earl Smith, and in the early part of 1972 legendary producer Jerry Wexler, who'd already signed Doug Sahm and Willie Nelson, took a shine to them, and had them record an album for Atlantic..."

Off the Record
Diving into Club 1808, the Real Heroes' Chinese democracy, and Ray Benson on Willie, Wexler, and the Wheel
Music Column  February 6, 2009, by Austin Powell
"...At the turn of the century, Atlantic Records mogul Jerry Wexler, whom Doug Sahm called "the funky Jewish king of black music," began dispersing his record collection to family and friends. A few crates' worth of Western swing records – mainly compilations of 78s preserved onto LPs in the 1970s – went to Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson..."

High Texas Rider
Before the Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados, the Lone Star State's voice of the Vox organ, Augie Meyers, was San Antonio's Lord August & the Visions of Lite
Music Story  October 30, 2009, by Margaret Moser
"...Their "stuff" caught the attention of Atlantic Records' Jerry Wexler, who brought Sahm and Meyers into the studio for the sessions that became 1973's Doug Sahm and Band. "Band" was an understatement; the lineup included Lone Star pals such as Jack Barber, Atwood Allen, and Flaco Jimenez, plus Dr..."

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Hey, who put a vegetarian in my aquifer?
Columns  December 17, 1999
"...Wexler Loved Sahm..."

Get Me Back to Austin
Five reasons to the celebrate the 2003-04 Austin Music Awards
Music Story  March 12, 2004, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Jerry Wexler, Atlantic Records man and stone soul brother, was sent a copy of Los Lonely Boys, told only, "Willie Nelson's taken these boys under his golf swing." Wexler, who signed the Red Headed Stranger to Atlantic and produced the ultimate "Bloody Mary Morning" in '74's Phases and Stages, was intrigued...."

Snake Charmer
Ray Wylie Hubbard survived the crash, recovered the black box, and continues to fly high and get lowdown with 'Snake Farm.'
Music Story  June 23, 2006, by Margaret Moser
"...The audiences loved it, but the labels ignored them. Frank Zappa's imprint, Discreet, flirted with the Twinkies, after which Hubbard had a misunderstanding with Atlantic Records' Jerry Wexler as drinking and drugging in the band worsened ("A Man and a Half," Music, December 1, 2000)..."

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Politics & music & the politics of music.
Columns  December 8, 2000
"...Attn: Jerry Wexler..."

Motherless Child
Obscure monument to balladry finally sees the light of day
Music Story  July 6, 2001, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Today, Scott spends much of his time out on the road and in Europe. His debut at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April found the elfin singer mesmerizing a packed jazz tent with a set of lugubrious standards such as "All of Me," "Sweet Embraceable You," and "When Did You Leave Heaven." Both Dorn and his boss at Atlantic, Jerry Wexler, say Scott no longer exhibits the unmatched vocal gifts of his youth, but then one would be hard-pressed to find a contemporary vocalist whose ability to turn timeless compositions inside out, wrench from them every ounce of feeling, matches Scott's..."

Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns
The man wrote 'Hang On, Sloopy' for God's sake
Music Story  May 29, 2014, by Scott Schinder
"...Bert Berns' name doesn't command the same recognition as fellow trailblazing songwriter-producers Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, and Jerry Wexler, perhaps due to his death in 1967 at the age of 38, or perhaps because of the many bridges he burned during his brief but meteoric career. Yet his best work, productions with Solomon Burke, the Drifters, and the Isley Brothers, plus iconic compositions "Twist and Shout," "Hang On Sloopy," and "Piece of My Heart," attests to his immense talent, and veteran San Francisco Chronicle critic Joel Selvin's ambitious bio makes a convincing case for Berns as the artistic equal of his aforementioned peers..."

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Our readers talk back.
Columns  July 28, 2006
"...Okay, this is getting stupid! I would expect this in the Ohio or Iowa type Chronicle. But The Austin Chronicle? Yes, the guy in the picture with Jerry Wexler is the one and only Sir Dad Sahm ["TCB," Music, July 14]..."

Spangles and High Heels
Dreams come true, just ask "Her Tallness," Marcia Ball.
Music Story  June 20, 2003, by Margaret Moser
"...The legend died July 4, 1974, at Willie's Picnic in Bryan. An ill-fated attempt by Jerry Wexler to record the Firedogs for Atlantic went awry over contracts (see Nowhere But Texas)..."

Groover's Paradise
Former Rolling Stone scribe Ed Ward describes trying to track Doug Sahm.
Music Story  November 26, 1999, by Ed Ward
"...John to Flaco Jimenez's debut in the Anglo world on it. Jerry Wexler, who'd produced it, was a frequent San Francisco visitor in those days, and he'd call his press friends together at his hotel, play us some new releases, and then take us out for epic Chinese meals...."

Blues Cruise
Texas Platters go mondo
Music Story  August 7, 2014, by Tim Stegall
"...The cast list for this disc, musician and producer, is astonishing: longtime collaborators Jimmie Vaughan, Derek O'Brien, Denny Freeman, Tommy Shannon, George Rains, plus David "Fathead" Newman, Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack, Jerry Wexler, and the classic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios rhythm section, which played on her ill-fated 1982 Asylum Records LP, Old Enough, produced by Wexler and – of all people – Glenn Frey..."

Critics Poll
Music Story  January 2, 2009
"...HOFFBERGER Jerry Wexler, Danny Federici, Guns n' Roses..."

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