August 25, 1992 |
Allstate Home Loans Inc., a Sherman Oaks mortgage loan broker accused by the state of defrauding investors of at least $900,000, was seized last week by a court-appointed receiver, and its owner has been temporarily suspended from conducting business. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge took these steps after the California Department of Real Estate filed a complaint in July alleging that Allstate and its owner, Jerry Wexler, failed to return at least $306,000 to investors.
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October 11, 2010 |
Solomon Burke, a pioneering singer-songwriter of so-called sweet soul music whose powerful ballads in the 1960s were a major influence on a generation of rock, R&B and pop vocalists, has died. He was in his early 70s. Burke died early Sunday morning of natural causes at an Amsterdam airport, his family announced on his website . He had flown there from Los Angeles for a concert. "He was the founding father of what was defined as soul music in America in the 1960s. He was a major player," Tom Reed, author of the 1992 book "The Black Music History of Los Angeles: Its Roots," told The Times on Sunday.
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August 16, 2008 |
Jerry Wexler, the influential Atlantic Records producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" before helping shape that sound into one of the most powerful musical forces of the 1950s and '60s, died Friday morning at his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 91. Wexler had suffered in recent years from congenital heart disease, said David Ritz, who was the co-author of Wexler's 1993 autobiography "Rhythm and the Blues: A Life in American Music."
August 11, 1992 |
The California Department of Real Estate is seeking to suspend or shut down Allstate Home Loans Inc., a mortgage loan brokerage in Sherman Oaks, after alleging that Allstate has defrauded private investors of at least $306,000. In a complaint filed last month, the agency accused Allstate Home Loans and its owner, Jerry Wexler, of improper record-keeping, misrepresentation and fraudulently converting money that should have been returned to investors.
November 1, 1992 |
* 1/2 Etta James, "The Right Time," Elektra. In terms of tunes, James makes the right choices. Just the thought of this bawdy belter tearing into Al Green's "Love and Happiness" or Z.Z. Hill's "Down Home Blues" is enough to make a true blues lover salivate. So how did this record end up so dry and dull? Producer Jerry Wexler fails to coax James into having much fun. The right time? Just marking time is more like it.
April 8, 1993 |
Jerry Wexler, who was head of Atlantic Records in 1972, had been begging Aretha Franklin for years to record in church, for he knew that of all the elements that combined in her brilliant sound, gospel truly was the key. She finally agreed to cut this album live at a Baptist church in Los Angeles on two successive nights.