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Jerry Butler
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Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Jerry Butler
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 7/6/1987
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Jerry Butler
UPC: 081227588120

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(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jerry butler is a man who has a soulful, melodic voice in a class all it's own that compliments the powerful messages in his songs. Those males with similar distinct voices are... Jackie Wilson, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Otis Redding, David Ruffin, The Spinners, The Four Tops, The Dells, Luther Vandross and of course Elvis Presley. These artist songs and voices are priceless, timeless assets, crossing all color lines. I should know! I grew-up during a time, in a town who gave the world composers like Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. (The Sound Of Philadelphia - MFSB)"
The Iceman cometh (so, originality is WAY overrated)!
Eric V. Moye | New York, by way of Dallas | 12/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jerry Butler was one of the smoothest, most soulful crooner to ever get onto vinyl. This compilation is the one place to find much of his best work, and is a great value.Henry Mancini said on the liner notes to another great J.B. album The Spice of Life (which for God knows why has not made it yet to to compact discs) that Jerry Butler recorded the very first version of "Moon River". Appropriately, it is included here. It also has a representative of Butler's early work as a member of the Impressions, with that doo-wop classic, "Your Precious Love"All of the hits from J.B.'s career are found on this one disc. "Make It Easy On Yourself", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Western Union Man", "Only the Strong Survive" and the great duet with Betty Everett, "Let It Be Me".J.B. is a classic old school crooner. His voice is miles deep and smooth as slightly oiled silk. This album is the place to find his best work."
John K. Reed | 08/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a marvelous showcase for this extremely gifted performer. It is a collection you will listen to again and again. It spotlights the "Iceman's" early hits giving you rare gems with the Impressions as well as some of his later masters. Listen to one of the truly great yet under appreciated singers of our time."