Larry Sherman, Co-Founder of Chicago House Music Imprint Trax Records, Has Died


Larry Sherman, a studio engineer who co-founded influential Chicago house label Trax Records with Jesse Saunders in 1984, has died. News of Sherman’s death was shared via a post on Trax Records’ Facebook page.

it is with great sadness that TRAX RECORDS and Rachael Cain must announce the passing of Larry Sherman it’s legendary founder.
There are no details of a memorial yet. I am besides myself… Larry is survived by his beloved daughter Tessa Sherman and his widow Sandy Sherman. I ask that everyone please send LOVE AND PRAYERS. He was of the Jewish faith and passed away on his holiday Passover.

During his tenure running Trax, which was revived in 2006 by cohort Screamin’ Rachel Cain, the label released now-classic house tracks including “No Way Back” by Adonis (1986), Jamie Principle & Frankie Knuckles‘ “Your Love” (1988), Larry Heard‘s “Can You Feel It” (1986), and Marshall Jefferson‘s “The House Music Anthem (Move Your Body)” (1986).

Trax is widely regarded as releasing the first acid-house records, including Phuture’s groundbreaking 1997 effort “Acid Tracks.”

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