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Billy Butler

g, 1925-1991 US, Philadelphia
Musician of R&B/Soul and Jazz
A.k.a. William Butler

Billy Butler (December 15, 1925 – March 20, 1991) was an American soul jazz guitarist born in Philadelphia.He played with The Harlemaires, Tommy Flanagan, tenor saxophonist Floyd "Candy" Johnson, Houston Person, organist Harry "Doc" Bagby, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith, David "Fathead" Newman, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Bill Doggett, King Curtis, Sammy Price, William (Wild Bill) Davison, Dinah Washington, Panama Francis, Johnny Hodges, Norris Turney, Al Casey, Jackie Williams and others.

  • Guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Pop
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Right Track - Single Version on Right Track - Best Of Okeh Northern Soul by Various Artists
Right Track on Right Track by Billy Butler
The Twang Thang on Legends Of Acid Jazz by Billy Butler
(You Make Me Think ) You Ain't Ready - Rechanneled Stereo on Right Track by Billy Butler
Can't Live Without Her on Right Track by Billy Butler
I'll Bet You on Brunswick Essentials by Billy Butler
I Can't Work No Longer on Right Track by Billy Butler
Come Over To My Side on Brunswick Essentials by Billy Butler
Burning Touch Of Love on Brunswick Essentials by Billy Butler
Gotta Get Away on Right Track by Billy Butler

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Night LifeBilly Butler2001Compil.
Billy ButlerBilly Butler1998Compil.
Don't Be That WayBilly Butler1976Album
Guitar OdysseyBilly Butler / Al Casey / Jackie Williams1974Album
400 Girls AgoBilly Butler1974Single
Billy Butler Plays Via GalacticaBilly Butler1973Album
Night LifeBilly Butler1971Album
Yesterday, Today & TomorrowBilly Butler1970Album
Guitar Soul!Billy Butler1969Album
This Is Billy Butler!Billy Butler1969Album
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