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Jerry Wexler productions

Aretha Franklin
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)
Ray Charles
Wexler produced “The Genius of Ray Charles.” The album’s first track was “Let the Good Times Roll.” (Getty Images)
Solomon Burke
Wexler was executive producer of 1963’s “If You Need Me” by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Solomon Burke(Kathy Willens / Associated Press)
Cher
In 1969, Wexler co-produced Cher’s “3614 Jackson Highway,” which included “I Walk on Guilded Splinters.” (unknown, xx)
Dusty Springfield
In 1969, Wexler produced Dusty Springfield’s “Dusty in Memphis,” which included the hit “Son of a Preacherman.” ()
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan approached Wexler to produce “Slow Train Coming” in 1979. (Los Angeles Times)
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