Jerry Wexler

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY – October 21, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 9): Satisfaction (UK 1967 Single)

Continuing to delve into highlights among the rare recordings included on the first-of-its-kind career-spanning 2021 4CD set, "ARETHA," co-producer David Nathan gives background information on Aretha’s cover of The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and a new version of it recorded in November 1967 and only released in the UK…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - October 7, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 7): Call Me (Alternate Version)

Continuing the exploration of various previously undiscovered recordings that are among the many musical treasures to be found on the the acclaimed 2021 spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA," co-producer David Nathan checks out the alternate version of “Call Me,” one of The Queen Of Soul’s signature tunes that kicked off her ongoing chart reign in 1970…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - September 30, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 6): Rock Steady (Alternate Mix/Take)

Continuing the ongoing series of giving the background to key tracks from the 2021 career-spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA" that illustrate ‘The Queen Of Soul’ at work in the studio, co-producer David Nathan checks out the alternate take/mix and longer version of the Franklin classic, “Rock Steady” found on Disc 2…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - September 23, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 5): Brand New Me (Alternate Take 6)

As part of delving into the alternate takes that are among the many highlights of the stunning 2021 spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA," co-producer David Nathan sheds a light on how ‘The Queen Of Soul’ brought a whole new feel to the song, “Brand New Me," track 9 on Disc 3…

DAVID NATHAN’S DIARY: THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS – IN THE SPOTLIGHT…

The voices behind countless hits of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the ladies that ‘Queen Of Soul’ Aretha Franklin and icon Elvis Presley chose to tour with on many occasions, The Sweet Inspirations are now being honoured with a first-time 3CD set of all their Atlantic recordings. The box set’s producer David Nathan shines the spotlight on the sweet sweet soul sound of this remarkable group…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - September 16, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 4): You’re All I Need To Get By

Continuing the ongoing series of taking a closer look at tracks from the 2021 career-spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA" that illustrate ‘The Queen Of Soul’ at work in the studio, co-producer David Nathan focuses on Aretha’s 1971 version of the Motown classic, “You’re All I Need To Get By” from Disc 2…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - September 2, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 2): Until You Come Back To Me (Demo)

As part of an ongoing series delving into many gems, rarities and previously unreleased tracks to be found on the 2021 career-spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA," co-producer David Nathan takes a closer look at the 1973 demo of "Until You Come Back To Me," found on Disc 3....

SOLOMON BURKE: THE KING OF ROCK'N' SOUL 3-CD box set (SoulMusic Records/Cherry Red)

This 3-CD SoulMusic Records’ set celebrates the recordings that Solomon Burke made for the legendary Atlantic Records label between 1960 and 1968. Solomon is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest soul singers to emerge during the genre’s golden days. He signed to Atlantic before ‘soul music’ became a bona fide sub-genre of African-American music and he was, in fact, one of the first artists to use ‘soul’ to describe his music. He would eventually be known the world over as ‘The King of Rock and Soul’.