Dear JerrySitting here on a quiet Sunday . what I call my R&B music listening day and heard over 50 of the songs that had that Jerry Wexler Atlantic Recording sound. Baby you were the best out there. This music always make you feel so good. I wish that you were still here making great music. I know you need your rest , but i cannot take too much of this 2015 music. I like to believe that in heaven there are computers and you could read this later on tonight. Love you Baby. Best song for me "Day dreaming with aretha Franklin.
I can only imagine the music you are producing in heaven.
WEEP NOT FOR ME
Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.
Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.
I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.
Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.
Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.
Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.
© Joe Fazio
email@example.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
I agree its time to let go
Jerry Wexler was one of the greatest producers on the planet! I have a file of Atlantic singles...everyone from the Drifters and the Coasters to Lavern Baker and Esther Phillips to Aretha and the Spinners...and his dynamic mark was on every one of those, I'll miss "Wex" immensely...he certainly was one of a kind!
What an icon! Half of my records are on the Atlantic label. Jerry Wexler was "the man" in the recording industry and will be sorely missed. God bless him and his survivors.
Leta Ensey Productions Int'l, Inc.
JERRY WAS THE MAN THAT MADE SOUL AND R&B. MAY HE REST IN PEACE!
Jerry will be starting a heavenly record label with Ahmet Ertegun,Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin. We can still enjoy the Atlantic label.
God blessed your family with a very beautful spirit and such touching music he produced from the great decades of the 60's and 70's music. I remember some of the best times of my childhood listening to Aretha, Ray Charles and countless others he produced they don't make great songs like those anymore may God Bless this family now and alway's !
The journey is complete, but the legacy continues. May you rest in peace. Condolonces to the family.
Thanks to you, my high school dance days were the BOMB! You gave my generation Aretha and introduced us to the Great Mr. Charles, what a vision you had. A man before his musical time. Thank you for persuing your dream and connecting Rythym and Blues to main stream America. Thank God for allowing you to have had the wonderful longevity of a blessed life.
Thanks for taking the risks to have the music heard!
When u run ito John "R" tell him I said "Hi"
with that said, Jerry Wexler is truly a "Soul" Brother!!
His efect on r and b Music will be felt for eternity!!
Paul and Lisa,
I have followed your Dad's career and your family since we left Great Neck in 1961. I still have Anita's friendship bracelet. I am sorry anoub Jerry's passing away. He offered so much to you all and to the music world. I hope you all remember the great memories. I hope you are both doing well.
11 Myrtle Drive
Thanks for your gift to the world and for making it possible for great artist to make a contribution to society. Your love of music and mankind will never be forgotten.
Our sympathies are offered to the Wexler family. May you find comfort in your precious memories.
Some people idolize pop stars. I idolized Jerry Wexler, Ahmet Ertegun and Tom Dowd.
Jerry Wexler was a great businessman and a "mensch."
He may have passed on, but his great music lives on.
Thanks for the great music!
Jerry, Thanks for the memories & all the great music. Your music will go on & keep you alive in the hits & in our hearts. Go with God my friend.
To a man who certainly affected my taste in music, I will certainly miss you and I should say the Kaddish in your memory. My condolences go to the Wexler family and to music lovers all over the world.
A true legend. I first heard of Mr. Wexler for his work on Aretha's albums,mainly "Live at Fillmore West" and most of her other albums.Thank you Mr. Wexler for a great body of work with Aretha, the late Ray Charles and others. May your legacy continue and thank you ofr your generous time with us. R.I.P. Mr Jerry Wexler.
Thank you for all the wonderful music. God Bless the Wexler Family and all the music lovers who enjoyed all Mr. Wexler did for our listening pleasure.
YOU WERE A REAL MENSCH!
May God hold Jerry in His memory. You produced some wonderful musical people. May your family have peace in their lives and comfort from the Bible.
ToThe Family of Mr.Jerry Wexler.
He only takes the best,God saw he were getting tired,and a cure was not to be,he put his arms around him and whispered"come with me"with tearful eyes,he watched him suffer and saw him fade away.although we loved him dearly,God could not make him stay,a golden heart stopped beating,a determined spirit was at rest,God broke our hearts to prove to us( He only takes the best)We will grieve for him in silence and try not to let it show.Love Welton&Jera~P.O.Box15724,76119
TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE MR JERRY WEXLER, MAY GOD PEACE COMFORT YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW BUT HE LIVE A VERY FULL BEAUTIFUL LIFE, AND THANK GOD FOR THE LOVE IN HIS HEART THAT HE SAW TALENT IN THOSE HE HELP AND PAVE THE WAY THAT THEY HAD A FAIR CHANCE TO BECOME WHO THEY WERE DEEP DOWN IN THERE SOUL (RAY CHARLES, AREATHA FRANKLIN, ETC........) THANK GOD FOR THAT. GOD BLESS
What a wonderful life in music he had and how blessed we are that he shared that music with us!
Thank you to a true visionary. From your mind to God's ear to my soul.
To the family of Jerry,
May the comfort and tender mercies of our heavenly Father be with you all in memory of Jerry. Our heartfelt sympathy is with you.
I met mr. W at waylons studio n 1974 with willie kinky freidman larry gatlin and waylon I loved atlantic records artists since I was a teen in the fifties a true music man
I learned about Mr.Wexler in the movie "Ray". Thank you for giving the opportunity to so many talented entertainers as we know today. RIP. God bless.
We appreciate all the lovly music! R.I.P
Thanks, Jerry, for educating America about its own music. Also, thanks for bringing Cream to the U.S. and turning us Northerners on to Southern rock.
Paul and Lisa: he'll be making music again with Ahmet, Tommy, and Felix, and, of course, Ray. If you listen on the wind, you'll hear "It's a hit!"
I am saddened by the loss of this great man. While in High School I met him at my job at ASCAP. He was always very close to anybobys reach.
I'm glad I met him. Denise Black
I'm very down.
Thanks Jerry, for southern rock, blues, soul. Only on this soil, could all come together, hit our innerts, make us move. Great-Job!
Thanks for the music Jerry, it lives on.
REST IN PEACE JERRY WEXLER
Thanks for all the great music
What a wonderful life story of a gentleman who made the music industry. May you rest in peace...and our condolences to the Family. God Bless
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.