Friday, August 15, 2008

Jerry Wexler : RIP

Legendary producer dies at 91

There is no way, no matter what the size of your music collection is that you don't own a CD, album or a single without this man's name on it. Many recordings while not bearing his name, carry his indelible stamp if an artist ever worked with him. Music has lost a vital link in the chain that cannot be replaced or welded back in place, it is simply gone.

There will be many tributes and commentaries on his life and work the rest of the year. I urge you to take the time and acquaint yourself with this man's incredible contributions to music that we take for granted every day. After doing that you can ask yourself, who working today will leave a footprint even close to the one that he's left.

This news release covers the basics, check out a few more in the days and weeks to come or run your own searches.