Jerry Leiber (1933-2011) - JazzWax

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August 24, 2011


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Bruno Leicht

R.I.P. Jerry Leiber

Here's what Ray Charles had to say about the two creative songwriters:

“I knew all about Leiber and Stoller. They were those bad white boys who wrote the blackest songs this side of Mississippi. I loved what they did.”

How couldn't he? There ain't nothing like a hound dog.

Lou Malerba

RIP Jerry Leiber

Love those videos, thanks!

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