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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Stringbanger, Oct 25, 2019.
Long time Jerry Butler fan here. This one is my all time favorites of his. Post yours!
I Stand Accused
Known fact that Curtis Mayfield had a pen in most of Butler’s hits, including this one:
In North Myrtle Beach, where I grew up around the "Carolina Beach Music" scene, Jerry Butler is a total legend. I won't take over your thread with all my many faves, but here are a few lesser known ones.
Here's a sentimental favorite of mine that under the right conditions can make my eyes water...
Ooops. Wrong Iceman.
@staxman Please post to your heart’s desire, especially the lesser-known ones!
Yes. Great voice, songs and arrangements. Only The Strong Survive, Never Going To Give You Up, Western Union Man.
One of the best ever, along with Sam Cook.
So where's George Gervin?
Or are we talking about the Sammy Hagar song?
Some of the more up-tempo dance stuff that we used to shag to(South Carolina state dance--google it)
Spot on. A case can be made that Jerry Butler, along with Sam Cooke, pioneered what later became to be called "Soul Music". Jerry Butler, as lead with the Impressions, recorded what many call the first soul music song, "For Your Precious Love", showcasing intense, gospel inspired vocals with the backup singers anticipating and repeating his words-- a masterpiece...