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Billy Butler

g, 1945-2015 US, Chicago
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of R&B/Soul and Jazz
A.k.a. William Earl Butler

NOTE: Not to be confused with jazz - soul guitarist and "Honky Tonk" co-author Billy Butler (3) Billy Butler (born June 7, 1945, Chicago, Illinois, USA - died April 1, 2015, Chicago, Illinois, USA) was an American R&B and soul vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and producer. He is the younger brother of Jerry Butler with whom he sometimes collaborated along with Curtis Mayfield. Mayfield supervised his first recording session at Okeh in May 1963. He was mainly active in the 1960's and 1970's. He founded the vocal groups Billy Butler & The Chanters, Billy Butler And The Enchanters, and Billy Butler And The Four Enchanters. In 1973, he released an album as a lead singer of Infinity (13), with fellow Chicago singers. In 1977, he released a solo album titled "Sugar Candy Lady". He is sometimes credited as Bill Butler, Billy Butler and W.E.Butler.

  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Right Track - Single Version on The Northern Soul Story Vol.1: The Twisted Wheel by Various Artists
The Twang Thang on Legends Of Acid Jazz by Billy Butler
Right Track on Right Track by Billy Butler
(You Make Me Think ) You Ain't Ready - Rechanneled Stereo on Right Track by Billy Butler
I'll Bet You on Brunswick Essentials by Billy Butler
Honky Tonk - Instrumental on Night Life by Billy Butler
The Soul Roll on Legends Of Acid Jazz by Billy Butler
Can't Live Without Her on Right Track by Billy Butler
Blow For The Crossing - Instrumental on Night Life by Billy Butler
The Thumb - Instrumental on Night Life by Billy Butler

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Whatever's Fair / Simple ThingsBilly Butler & Infinity / Lady Lee2018Single
The Right Tracks The Complete Okeh Recordings 1963-1966Billy Butler2007Compil.
The Class Of Mayfield HighBilly Butler / Major Lance / Otis Leavill1999Compil.
The Very Best Of And More...Billy Butler1995Compil.
Sugar Candy LadyBilly Butler1977Album
She's Got Me Singing / Feel The MagicBilly Butler1976Single
Hung Up On YouBilly Butler & Infinity1973Album
Dip, Dip, I've Got My Hands Full / StormBilly Butler & Infinity1973Single
(What Do You Do) When Your Baby's Gone / Hung Up On YouBilly Butler And Infinity1973Single
Now You Know / (What Do You Do) When Your Baby's GoneBilly Butler And Infinity1972Single
I Don't Want To Lose You / Free YourselfBilly Butler & Infinity1971Single
That Ain’t Water That’s Pollution / SoulationInfinity Featuring Billy Butler1970Single
Come Over To My Side / Love Grows BitterBilly Butler1967Single
Thank You Baby / Burning Touch Of LoveBilly Butler1967Single
I'll Bet YouBilly Butler1967Single
Help Yourself / Sweet DarlingBilly Butler1966Single
Right Track / Boston MonkeyBilly Butler1966Single
Right TrackBilly Butler1966Album
(I've Got A Feeling) You're Gonna Be Sorry / (You Make Me Think) You Ain't ReadyBilly Butler1965Single
Where Have All The Flowers Gone / I Can't Work No LongerWalter Jackson, Billy ButlerSingle
Right Track / HurtBilly Butler / The VictorsSingle
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