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Jerry Butler

Band,
Singer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Jerry Butler Jr.

Soul - funk - disco singer - songwriter - producer - multi-instrumentalist Born December 8, 1939 in Sunflower, Mississippi, U.S.A. Brother of Billy Butler. Well known as member of The Impressions. His career is really huge, starting in 1958. Long time associate of Curtis Mayfield. Has co-written Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long". Has duetted with Betty Everett, Brenda Lee Eager, Thelma Houston and Gene Chandler. Has collaborated with Exuma and Jerry Peters for the blaxploitation soundtracks, "Joe Original Soundtrack" and "Melinda (Original Music From The Motion Picture)". He's also an American politician. He serves Commissioner for Cook County, Illinois, having first been elected in 1985.

        
Members
PortraitTerry Callier
g, voc 1945-2012 US
PortraitDerf Reklaw
cng
PortraitRoscoe Mitchell
*1940 US
PortraitBrenda Lee Eager
bvoc, voc *1947 US
PortraitFred Spector
vn *1925
Bruce Hayden
vl
PortraitArthur Hoyle
tr *1929 US
PortraitLarry Wade
bvoc
PortraitGene Barge
ts, as, sax *1926 US
Lenard Druss
fl, sax
PortraitSam Brown III
p, org US
PortraitBobby Christian
vib, perc 1911-1991 US
PortraitJoseph Golan
vn 1930-2011 US
William Faldner
vn
PortraitLeonard Chausow
vc
Edward Druzinsky
hrp 1924-2011 US
Jerry Sabransky
vn, str 1923-2006
Theodore Silavin
str, vn 1919-1991
PortraitEarl Madison
vc
PortraitBob "Boogie" Bowles
g
PortraitWilliam Schoen
vl *1919 US
John Avant
tb US
Lee Charles
bvoc, tam US
Joseph Sciacchitano
vc 1913-2009
PortraitSamuel Magad
vn
PortraitBobby Lewis
tr, fh
Billy Howell
tb
PortraitSteele Seals
sax, as
PortraitMurray Watson
tr, fh
PortraitDale Clevenger
frh, alp *1940 US
Ralph Craig
tb, b
PortraitRichard Fudoli
fl
PortraitMattie Butler
bvoc
PortraitMorris Ellis
tb *1929 US
PortraitBurgess Gardner
tr, fh *1936
PortraitSonny Burke
key, org, p
Samuel Feinzimer
vl 1912-1989 UA
PortraitEdgar Muenzer
vn US
Richard Ferrin
vn, vl 1927-2008
Richard Oldberg
frh *1938 US
Wayne Douglas
b
PortraitKen Soderblom
fl, as
PortraitFrank Tesinsky
tb
Julia M. Studebaker
frh
PortraitRichi Corpolongo
fl *1941 US
PortraitIra Gates
dr
Paul Crumbaugh
tb 1915-2007 US
Carolyn Johnson
bvoc
Isadore Zverow
vl 1909-1999 US
Perry Crafton
vn US
George Bean
tr, fh *1930
Deidre Tig
bvoc
Earl Batts
bvoc
Popular Tracks   
Never Give You Up on The Ice Man Cometh by Jerry Butler
Ain't Understanding Mellow on The Very Best Of Jerry Butler by Jerry Butler
He Will Break Your Heart on Aware Of Love by Jerry Butler
Just Because I Really Love You on The Ice Man Cometh by Jerry Butler
Only The Strong Survive - Single Version on The Ice Man Cometh by Jerry Butler
Tell Me Girl (Why It Has To End) on The Best Love by Jerry Butler
Let It Be Me on Moon River / Delicious Together by Jerry Butler & Betty Everett
No Money Down - Edit on The Philadelphia Sessions by Jerry Butler
Make It Easy On Yourself on The Iceman by Jerry Butler
(I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out on Nothing Says I Love You Like I Love You by Jerry Butler

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Melinda Latino / I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More BabeJerry Butler & Jerry Peters / Jimmy Smith2018Single
Three Classic Albums Plus Singles 1958-1962Jerry Butler2017Compil.
The Soul Of Jerry ButlerJerry Butler2015Compil.
The SinglesJerry Butler2013Compil.
Thelma & Jerry / Two To OneThelma Houston & Jerry Butler2013Compil.
Love's On The Menu / Suite For The Single GirlJerry Butler2013Compil.
He Will Break Your HeartJerry Butler & The Impressions2012Compil.
Aware Of Love / He Will Break Your HeartJerry Butler2012Compil.
Moon RiverJerry Butler2011Album
Moon RiverJerry Butler2011Single
The Ice Man Cometh / Ice On IceJerry Butler2007Compil.
The Best Of The Vee-Jay YearsJerry Butler2007Compil.
Best OfJerry Butler & The Impressions2005Compil.
The Very Best Of The Vee-Jay YearsJerry Butler2005Compil.
AgainWillie Henderson, Mavis Staples, Jerry Butler, Otis Clay, Alvin Cash2004Album
The Ice ManJerry Butler2003Compil.
Precious LoveJerry Butler2002Compil.
The Sweetest SoulJerry Butler2001Compil.
The Philadelphia Sessions ('The Iceman Cometh', 'Ice On Ice' And More)Jerry Butler2001Compil.
Got Soul 1960-1973Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler, The Impressions2001Compil.
Brand New MeJerry Butler2001Album
30 Greatest HitsJerry Butler2000Compil.
His BestJerry Butler2000Compil.
Jerry Butler, Esq. / He Will Break Your HeartJerry Butler2000Compil.
The Best OfJerry Butler2000Compil.
Moon River / Delicious TogetherJerry Butler2000Compil.
Aware Of Love & Need To BelongJerry Butler2000Compil.
For Your Precious Love... / Folk SongsJerry Butler2000Compil.
For Your Precious Love And Other HitsJerry Butler1999Compil.
Nothing Says I Love You Like I Love You/The Best LoveJerry Butler1998Compil.
Let It Be MeBetty Everett & Jerry Butler1997Single
The Essential Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1997Compil.
Starring Betty EverettBetty Everett With Guest Artist Jerry Butler1997Compil.
The Ultimate CollectionJerry Butler1995Compil.
The Ice ManJerry Butler1995Compil.
"Best Of" Series Presents: Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1995Compil.
Simply BeautifulJerry Butler1994Album
For Your Precious LoveJerry Butler1994Compil.
"What Ever You Want" The Best Of Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1993Album
Need To BelongJerry Butler1993Single
Greatest HitsJerry Butler1993Compil.
The Complete Vee-Jay RecordingsThe Impressions With Jerry Butler With Curtis Mayfield1993Compil.
The Very Best Of Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1992Compil.
Moon River / For Your Precious LoveJerry Butler1992Single
Time & FaithJerry Butler1992Album
The IcemanJerry Butler1992Compil.
For Your Precious LoveJerry Butler1992Single
Whatever You Want / For Your Precious LoveJerry Butler1992Single
For Your Precious LoveJerry Butler1992Single
Iceman - The Mercury YearsJerry Butler1992Compil.
The Infinite Style Of Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1992Compil.
Moon River / For Your Precious LoveJerry Butler1992Single
Greatest HitsJerry Butler1991Compil.
Rooster Blues / Rock Me Baby / Crazy 'Bout My Baby / Chi-TownLightning Slim, Etta James, Willie Dixon, Jerry Butler1990Single
Greatest HitsJerry Butler1990Compil.
Lil' Bit Of GoldJerry Butler1989Compil.
Keep The Dream Alive!Albertina Walker, Jerry Butler1988Album
Soul WorkshopJerry Butler1987Compil.
Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1987Compil.
The Best Of Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1987Compil.
Hey Western Union Man / Moody WomanJerry Butler1986Single
Ain't Understanding Mellow / What's The Use In Breaking UpJerry Butler And Brenda Lee Eager1986Single
Whatever You WantJerry Butler1986Compil.
It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song) / Let It Be MeBetty Everett, Jerry Butler1986Single
Mr. Dream Merchant / Only The Strong SurviveJerry Butler1986Single
It's Just A Matter Of TIme / Never Gonna Give You UpBrook Benton / Jerry Butler1986Single
I Can't Stop (Lovin' You Either)Theresa Davis Featuring Jerry Butler1985Album
The Best Of Jerry Butler 1958-1969Jerry Butler1985Compil.
He Will Break Your Heart / For Your Precious LoveJerry Butler & The Impressions1985Single
Only The Strong Survive - The Legendary Philadelphia HitsJerry Butler1984Compil.
Your Precious LoveJerry Butler1984Compil.
In My LifePatti Austin A Duet With Jerry Butler1983Single
Las Grandes Estrellas Del RockThe Olympics, The Marcels, The Shirelles, Jerry Butler1983Compil.
Jerry Butler / Betty Everett / The CleftonesJerry Butler / Betty Everett / The Cleftones1982Compil.
The Olympics / The Marcels / The Shirelles / Jerry ButlerThe Olympics / The Marcels / The Shirelles / Jerry Butler1982Compil.
Ice 'N HotJerry Butler1982Album
All The Way / No Love Without ChangesJerry Butler1982Single
The Best Of Jerry Butler And The ImpressionsJerry Butler And The Impressions1981Compil.
Tell Me Girl (Why It Has To End) / We've Got This Feeling AgainJerry Butler Featuring Debra Henry1980Single
He Will Break Your Heart / I Stand Accused / Make It Easy On YourselfJerry Butler1980Compil.
Would You Mind / The Best Love I Ever HadJerry Butler1980Single
Don't Be An IslandJerry Butler Featuring Debra Henry1980Single
He Will Break Your Heart / I Stand AccusedJerry Butler1980Single
The Best LoveJerry Butler1980Album
Sunny / Sittin' On The Dock Of The BayBobby Hebb, Jerry Butler1980Single
Up On LoveJerry Butler1980Compil.
Oh What A Night / For Your Precious LoveThe Dells / Jerry Butler And The Impressions1980Compil.
Shorty's Got To GoJerry Butler & The Impressions1979Single
The Very Soul Of : His Greatest HitsJerry Butler1978Compil.
Nothing Says I Love You Like I Love YouJerry Butler1978Album
Nothing Says I Love You Like I Love YouJerry Butler1978Single
Let's Make Love / Dream WorldJerry Butler1978Single
Two To OneThelma Houston & Jerry Butler1978Album
(I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling OutJerry Butler1978Single
It All Comes Out In My SongJerry Butler1977Album
It's A Lifetime ThingThelma Houston & Jerry Butler1977Single
Medley: If You Leave Me Now / Love So RightThelma Houston & Jerry Butler1977Single
Suite For The Single GirlJerry Butler1977Album
Thelma & JerryThelma Houston & Jerry Butler1977Album
I Wanna Do It To You / I Don't Wanna Be RemindedJerry Butler1977Single
Prensagem Especial Para Radio DifusãoMarvin Gaye / 21st Creation / Charlene / Jerry Butler1977Single
Chalk It UpJerry Butler1977Single
GoldJerry Butler1977Compil.
Love's On The MenuJerry Butler1976Album
Make It Easy On YourselfJerry Butler1976Compil.
The Devil In Mrs. Jones / Don't Wanna Be RemindedJerry Butler1976Single
I Think That She's In Love / I Don't Wanna Be RemindedJerry Butler1976Single
The Vintage YearsThe Impressions Featuring Jerry Butler And Curtis Mayfield1976Compil.
The Very Best Of Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1975Compil.
Hey Western Union Man / Never Give Up (Never Gonna Give You Up)Jerry Butler1974Single
Playing On YouJerry Butler1974Single
Sweet SixteenJerry Butler1974Album
High Stepper / Take The Time To Tell HerJerry Butler1974Single
The Love We Have, The Love We HadJerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager1973Album
Get On The Case / Rock Me BabyJerry Butler / David Cassidy1973Single
That's How Heartaches Are MadeJerry Butler1973Single
Power Of LoveJerry Butler1973Album
Too Many Danger Signs / That's How Heartaches Are MadeJerry Butler1973Single
He Will Break Your Heart / Aware Of LoveJerry Butler1973Single
Memories Don,t Leave Like People DoJerry Butler1973Single
Get On The CaseJerry Butler1973Single
Get On The Case / One Night AffairJerry Butler1973Single
I Stand Accused / Need To BelongJerry Butler1973Single
Can't Understand It / How Long Will It LastJerry Butler / Brenda Lee Eager1973Single
The Love We Had Stays On My MindJerry Butler / Brenda Lee Eager1973Single
Power Of LoveJerry Butler1973Single
Jerry Butler Sampler: Excerts From The Spice Of LifeJerry Butler1972Single
(They Long To Be ) Close To YouJerry Butler Featuring Brenda Lee Eager1972Single
I Only Have Eyes For YouJerry Butler1972Single
One Night AffairJerry Butler1972Single
You Can't Always TellJerry Butler1972Single
All Time Jerry Butler HitsJerry Butler1972Compil.
The Best Of Jerry Butler And The ImpressionsJerry Butler And The Impressions1972Compil.
The Spice Of LifeJerry Butler1972Album
Melinda (Original Music From The Motion Picture)Jerry Butler And Jerry Peters1972Album
How Did We Lose It Baby / Do You Finally Need A FriendJerry Butler1971Single
Walk Easy My Son / Let Me BeJerry Butler1971Single
Jerry Butler Sings Assorted Sounds With The Aid Of Assorted Friends And RelativesJerry Butler1971Album
Ain't Understanding MellowJerry Butler And Brenda Lee Eager1971Single
If It's Real What I Feel / Why Are You Leaving MeJerry Butler1971Single
The Sagittarius MovementJerry Butler1971Album
Promo Sampler from The Sagittarius MovementJerry Butler, Brenda Lee Eager1971Single
You & MeJerry Butler1970Album
I Could Write A Book / Since I Lost You LadyJerry Butler1970Single
A Brand New MeJerry Butler1970Single
Gene & Jerry - One & OneGene Chandler & Jerry Butler1970Album
Ten And Two (Take This Woman Off The Corner)Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler1970Single
Just For YouJerry Butler1970Album
bande originale du film "Joe"Jerry Butler1970Single
Joe Original SoundtrackJerry Butler And Exuma1970Album
Where Are You Going / You Can FlyJerry Butler1970Single
Make It Easy On YourselfJerry Butler1970Album
The Best Of Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1970Compil.
You Just Can't Win (By Making The Same Mistake)Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler1970Single
Special Memory / How Does It FeelJerry Butler1970Single
All Time Jerry Butler HitsJerry Butler1970Compil.
What's The Use Of Breaking Up / A Brand New MeJerry Butler1969Single
Moody WomanJerry Butler1969Single
Let It Be Me / SmileBetty Everett & Jerry Butler1969Single
Are You Happy / (Strange) I Still Love YouJerry Butler1969Single
Got To See If I Can't Get Mommy (To Come Back Home)Jerry Butler1969Single
Ice On IceJerry Butler1969Album
Moody WomanJerry Butler1969Single
Only The Strong Survive / Ragamuffin ManJerry Butler / Manfred Mann1969Single
Don't Let Love Hang You UpJerry Butler1969Single
StarringJerry Butler1969Compil.
Only The Strong SurviveJerry Butler1969Single
Lost / You Don't Know What You Got Until You Lose ItJerry Butler1968Single
The Soul Goes OnJerry Butler1968Album
Never Give You Up / Beside YouJerry Butler1968Single
The Ice Man ComethJerry Butler1968Album
Souled OutJerry Butler1968Album
Hey, Western Union ManJerry Butler1968Single
Send a Telegram / Just Can't Forget About YouJerry Butler1968Single
A Lonely Soldier / I Found A LoveJerry Butler1968Single
The Gift Of LoveJerry Butler1968Album
Jerry Butler's Golden Hits LiveJerry Butler1968Album
Just BeautifulJerry Butler1968Compil.
Never Give You Up / Send A TelegramJerry Butler1968Single
Mr. Dream Merchant / Cause I Love You SoJerry Butler1967Single
Mr. Dream MerchantJerry Butler1967Album
Why Did I Lose You / You Walked Into My LifeJerry Butler1967Single
You Don't Know What You Got Until You Lose It / The Way I Love YouJerry Butler1967Single
You Make Me Feel Like Someone / For What You Made Of MeJerry Butler1967Single
Soul ArtistryJerry Butler1967Album
The Best Of Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1966Compil.
It's All Right / The Way You Do The Things You Do / Ain't That Loving You Baby / Let The Good Times RollBetty Everett & Jerry Butler1966Single
I Dig You Baby / Some Kinda MagicJerry Butler1966Single
Give It Up/For Your Precious LoveJerry Butler1966Single
Love (Oh, How Sweet It Is)Jerry Butler1966Single
Just For YouJerry Butler1965Single
Since I Don´t Have You / Just Be TrueBetty Everett / Jerry Butler1965Single
Nobody Needs Your Love (More Than I Do) / I Can't Stand To See You CryJerry Butler1965Single
More Of The Best Of Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1965Compil.
Good TimesJerry Butler1965Single
The Impressions With Jerry Butler And Betty EverettThe Impressions With Jerry Butler And Betty Everett1965Compil.
Getting Mighty CrowdedBetty Everett Con Jerry Butler1965Single
You Can Run (But You Can't Hide) / I Stand AccusedJerry Butler1964Single
Delicious TogetherBetty Everett & Jerry Butler1964Album
Let It Be MeBetty Everett & Jerry Butler1964Single
Jerry Butler SingsJerry Butler1964Compil.
Love Is Strange / SmileBetty Everett & Jerry Butler1964Single
Chi Town / AloneJerry Butler / The Shepherd Sisters1964Single
I've Been Trying / Giving Up On LoveJerry Butler1964Single
Giving Up On LoveJerry Butler1964Album
I Don't Want To Hear AnymoreJerry Butler1964Single
Whatever You WantJerry Butler1963Single
For Your Precious Love...The Impressions With Jerry Butler1963Album
StrawberriesJerry Butler1963Single
Just A Little BitJerry Butler1963Single
Give Me Your LoveJerry Butler1963Single
Need To BelongJerry Butler1963Album
Need To Belong/Give Me Your LoveJerry Butler1963Single
Folk SongsJerry Butler1963Album
StrawberriesJerry Butler1963Single
Need To BelongJerry Butler1963Single
Strawberries / Foggy DueJerry Butler1963Single
Theme From Taras Bulba / You Go Right Through MeJerry Butler1962Single
Isle Of Sirens / Chi TownJerry Butler1962Single
Make It Easy On YourselfJerry Butler1962Single
Make It Easy On Yourself / It's Too LateJerry Butler1962Single
Moon River / Make It Easy On YourselfJerry Butler1962Single
You Won't Be SorryJerry Butler1962Single
You Can Run (But You Can't Hide) / I'm The OneJerry Butler1962Single
He Will Break Your Heart / Make It Easy On YourselfJerry Butler1962Single
He Will Break Your HeartJerry Butler1962Single
The Best Of Jerry ButlerJerry Butler1962Compil.
I'm A Telling You / I See A FoolJerry Butler1961Single
Find Another GirlJerry Butler1961Single
Moon River / Aware Of LoveJerry Butler1961Single
Aware Of LoveJerry Butler1961Album
Silent Night / O Holy NightJerry Butler1960Single
He Will Break Your HeartJerry Butler1960Single
He Will Break Your HeartJerry Butler1960Album
Rainbow Valley / Hold Me My DarlingJerry Butler1959Single
I Was Wrong / Couldn't Go To SleepJerry Butler1959Single
Lost / One By OneJerry Butler With Riley Hampton's Orchestra1959Single
For Your Precious Love / Sweet Was The WineJerry Butler And The Impressions1958Single
Jerry Butler, esq.Jerry Butler1958Album
One By One / LostJerry Butler1958Single
Come Back My LoveThe Impressions Featuring Jerry Butler1958Single
Angel Flying Too Close To the GroundJerry ButlerSingle
For Your Precious LoveThe Impressions Featuring Curtis Mayfield And Jerry ButlerCompil.
Only The Strong SurviveJerry ButlerSingle
Jerry Butler!Jerry ButlerCompil.
Moon River / Find Another GirlJerry ButlerSingle
Big FourJerry ButlerSingle
Look For A StarGarry Mills / Jerry ButlerSingle
Ain´t Understanding Mellow / Country WineJerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager / RaidersSingle
Jerry Butler's Great Soul HitsJerry ButlerCompil.
The Girl In His Mind / True Love Don't Come EasyJerry ButlerSingle
No Fair (Falling In Love) / Ask Me What You WantJerry ButlerSingle
Do You Still Love Me / Whatever You WantCookie Jackson, Jerry ButlerSingle
He Will Break Your Heart / ExodusJerry Butler / Eddie HarrisSingle
Need To Belong/ Giving Up On LoveJerry ButlerSingle
Open End InterviewJerry ButlerSingle
Only The Strong Survive / LostJerry ButlerSingle
Got To See If I Can't Get Mommy (To Come Back Home)Jerry ButlerSingle
Only The Strong SurviveJerry ButlerSingle
Isle Of Sirens / Dear OneJerry Butler, The ScarletsSingle
You Can Run But You Can't Hide / You Won't Be SorryJerry ButlerSingle
For Your Precious Love / Duke Of EarlJerry Butler / Gene ChandlerSingle
Mountain Of Love / Moon RiverHarold Dorman / Jerry ButlerSingle
Do You Love Me Baby / LostThe Masqueraders / Jerry ButlerSingle
Rhythm Blues & GreensJerry Butler / Little Richard / Clyde McPhatterCompil.
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