This Day in Jewish History 1917: Producer Who Brought R&B to White America Is Born

Jerry Wexler coined the name 'Rhythm and Blues' and told Aretha Franklin to 'drop the Judy Garland cabaret act' and be herself.

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January 10, 1917, is the birth date of Jerry Wexler, the American record executive and producer who brought the music of black Americans – artists like Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Otis Redding – to the...