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Infinity

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R&B/Soul

Vocal soul group Active in the late 60's and up to mid 70's. Infinity was formed in the late 60's by Billy Butler and consisted of Larry Wade, Phyllis Knotts and Errol Bank (previously a member of the Enchanters who were Billy's backing group in the 60's when he was with Okeh. Infinity recorded their first record for Jerry Butler and Cal Carter's Fountain label and production company. The record was distributed by Stax but got lost when Stax got embroiled in buying their company back from Gulf Western. Fountain then went to Mercury for a deal. Infinity recorded 2 45s for Mercury but unfortunately neither release got much promotion. Te above song has a strong political message which seems even more relevant in the 21st century. Billy said back in 1973; "They were written during an era when people were becoming passionately aware of the situations of our world, the ecology etc - that was our phase anyway and no one ever heard!" Infinity went on to record a 45 for the Memphis label in 1971 and 2 45s and an album for Pride records the next year before disbanding. The album was a collaboration between Billy's group and his brother's musical workshop whose members included Billy, Larry Wade and Terry Callier amongst others. One day I hope to write up a full story of the workshop's productions - in the meantime let's taken on board the message of the above song before its too late!

        
Members
PortraitBilly Butler
g 1945-2015 US
PortraitLarry Wade
bvoc
PortraitErrol Batts
voc
PortraitPhylis Knox
voc

Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Whatever's Fair / Simple ThingsBilly Butler & Infinity / Lady Lee2018Single
Dip, Dip, I've Got My Hands Full / StormBilly Butler & Infinity1973Single
Hung Up On YouBilly Butler & Infinity1973Album
(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
Winter Of The Lovin Heart / Sho' Is GroovyInfinity1970Single
Get On The Case / Keep It To YourselfInfinity1969Single
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