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Billy Butler

g, 1925-1991 US, Philadelphia
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. William Butler

Soul jazz guitarist NOTE: Not to be confused with Jerry Butler's brother Billy Butler, soul singer, songwriter, and also a guitarist Born on 15.12.1925 in Philadelphia, PA Died on 20.03.1991 in Teaneck, NJ Co-wrote, with Bill Doggett, the 1956 hit "Honky Tonk". Primarily a session musician, played on many Prestige and Atlantic dates in 1960s and 70s. Frequently worked alongside Bernard Purdie, Jerry Jemmott, Cornell Dupree, Eric Gale, and Chuck Rainey.

  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Jazz
  • Soul
  • Blues
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Right Track - Single Version on The Northern Soul Story Vol.1: The Twisted Wheel by Various Artists
Right Track on Right Track by Billy Butler
The Twang Thang on Legends Of Acid Jazz by Billy Butler
Can't Live Without Her on Right Track by Billy Butler
Boston Monkey on Right Track by Billy Butler
(You Make Me Think ) You Ain't Ready - Rechanneled Stereo on Right Track by Billy Butler
Come Over To My Side on Brunswick Lost Soul, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Honky Tonk - Instrumental on Night Life by Billy Butler
Blow For The Crossing - Instrumental on Night Life by Billy Butler
I Can't Work No Longer 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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