Chuck Rainey

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Bass Great Chuck Rainey, the Soul of Steely Dan, Is Recovering in Bedford Following a Stroke

    ​An old friend who knows of my lifelong love affair with Steely Dan sends this note I somehow managed to miss: Chuck Rainey, the band's more-or-less bassist from Pretzel Logic in '74 to Gaucho six years later, suffered a stroke Friday night. Susan Rainey, the second Mrs., writes on the official we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Legendary Producer and Executive Jerry Wexler Dead at 91

    Jerry Wexler in 1979. (AP) Sad news today, as the AP reports that Jerry Wexler died at 3:45 a.m. this morning at the age of 91. The man who coined the term "Rhythm and Blues," he was a hugely influential partner at Atlantic in the 1950s and '60s. He produced Aretha Franklin's take on Otis Redding' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Local Percussionist Dies In Wreck

    We just received the sad news that the Dallas drumming community lost one of its spiritual leaders on June 6, when Eric “Stu” Stuer and his wife died in a single-vehicle wreck on I-49 south of Shreveport on their way home from RhythmWeb drum circle engagements in Mississippi. Stuer, 55, and his ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    Stacks of wax

    Adventures at the bottom of the music trade

  • Music

    February 27, 1997

    The quiet man

    Cornell Dupree is the ultimate un-showoff

  • Music

    November 28, 1996

    Glory and injustice

    Is bass legend Chuck Rainey falling through the cracks?