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Larry Sherman, founder of pioneering dance label Trax, dies of heart failure

Record label head put out Chicago house classics including Can U Feel It and Your Love

Larry Sherman, whose record label Trax changed the face of dance music, has died of heart failure. The news was confirmed by the current head of Trax, Rachael Cain, via Facebook. Producer Marshall Jefferson was among those paying tribute, writing on social media: “RIP … sending love.”

Sherman was originally a collector of vintage jukeboxes, and, frustrated with the limited range of records, he bought Music Products, a pressing plant in Bridgeport, Illinois, to press up tracks for them. “I got tired of listening to the Andrew Sisters and Tommy Dorsey,” he once said. “So I decided to do things the hard way.”

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