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Jerry Wexler productions

Jerry Wexler worked with a wide range of artists, including Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan and Dire Straits. Here’s a look at some of them (with YouTube links).

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Wexler signed struggling gospel singer Aretha Franklin in the 1960s and helped promote her vocal abilities. (Atlantic Records)
Musician Ray Charles performing at a microphone, c. 1960. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)  (Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
Wexler was executive producer of 1963’s “If You Need Me” by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Solomon Burke(Kathy Willens / Associated Press)
In 1969, Wexler co-produced Cher’s “3614 Jackson Highway,” which included “I Walk on Guilded Splinters.” (unknown, xx)
In 1969, Wexler produced Dusty Springfield’s “Dusty in Memphis,” which included the hit “Son of a Preacherman.” ()
Bob Dylan approached Wexler to produce “Slow Train Coming” in 1979. (Los Angeles Times)