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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Souled Out - Jerry Butler

Isle Of The Sirens
Souled Out
Jerry Butler
UpFront UPF-100

From the back cover: Jerry Butler was born December 8, 1939 in Sunflower, Mississippi. His family moved to Chicago in 1942. There, he sang in a church from Washburn Vocational School he decided to make music his career. He sang in a choir at the traveling Souls Spiritual Church with Curtis Mayfield and Sam Gooder, and in 1958, the three recorded "For You Precious Love" for Chicago's Falcon Label as Jerry Butler and The Impressions

This was followed by a few more discs by the group on the Abner Label including "Come Back My Love." Jerry became a solo artist with Abner records in 1959 with "I Was Wrong," an old Moonglows song, and "Lost," and in 1960 his first Vet-Jay effort "He Will Break Your Heart," became a huge success. This was followed by "Silent Night," "Find Another Girl," "I'm Telling You" and the re-release of "For Your Precious Love."

In 1961, Jerry Butler hit the top of the pop and R&B Charts with "Moon River" followed by "Isle Of Sirens" and another chart topper, "Make It Easier For Yourself."

Jerry's efforts in 1962 included "You Can Run," "Theme From Taras Bulba," and "What Ever You Want."

"I Almost Lost My Mind" followed in 1963 with "Where's The Girl," "A Woman With Soul," "Need To Belong" and "Gift Of Love" recorded while he was with the Impressions on Abner. Jerry's recording hit the top of the charts again the following year with "Giving Up On Love," "I Stand Accused" and "Let It Be Me" recorded with Betty Everett.

Jerry Butler, now with Mercury Records in currently the hottest soul artist in the music business turning out hits like "Never Give You Up," "Hey Western Union Man," "Are You Happy" and his latest smash hit "Only The Strong Survive."

Listen to both volume one and volume two of Jerry Butlers greatest hits presented for the first time by Up-Font Records and dig the best things that this phenomenal artist has recorded through the years. _ Lenny Goldberg "Stormy Weather Magazine"

For Your Precious Love
Come Back My Love
He Will Break Your Heart
I'm A Telling You
Find Another Girl
Where Do I Turn
Isle Of The Sirens
Make It Easy On Yourself
You Can Run, But You Can't Hide
Whatever You Want

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