"One Friday the editor got us to together and said, 'Listen, let's change this from Race Records.' A lot of people were beginning to find it inappropriate. 'Come back with some ideas on Tuesday.' There were four guys on the staff. One guy said this and one guy said that, and I said, 'Rhythm and blues,' and they said: 'Oh, that sounds pretty good. Let's do that.' In the next issue, that section came out as Rhythm and Blues instead of Race."
—Record producer Jerry Wexler, in an interview in 2007 with the website PopEntertainment.com on his years as a writer at Billboard magazine