Jerry Butler (b. December 8, 1939) is a highly acclaimed and veteran R&B/soul singer and songwriter with rich baritone vocals and a smooth delivery that earned him his nickname as "The Ice Man." He first became famous during the late 1950s as the original lead singer of The Impressions before going solo in 1960. His long string of hits on both the Pop/Rock and R&B charts includes such classics as "For Your Precious Love" (1958, Jerry Butler & The Impressions), "He Will Break Your Heart" (1960), "Let It Be Me" (1964), "Hey, Western Union Man" (1968), and the rousing "Only The Strong Survive" (1969).
Butler's numerous honors and accolades include being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 along with other members of The Impressions. He also had a long career as a politician, having served as a Commissioner for Cook County, Illinois from 1985 to 2018.
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Jerry Butler And Brenda Lee Eager
- Are You Happy 1968
- Find Another Girl 1961
- Giving Up On Love 1964
- He Will Break Your Heart 1960
(This song later also became a hit for the Righteous Brothers (1966) and Tony Orlando & Dawn (1975). (Alternate title: "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)"))
- Hey, Western Union Man 1968
- I Dig You Baby 1967
- I Don't Want To Hear Anymore 1964
- I Stand Accused 1964
(This song later also became a hit for Isaac Hayes (1970).)
- I'm A Telling You 1961
- Make It Easy On Yourself 1962
(This song later also became a hit for the Walker Brothers (1965) and Dionne Warwick (1970).)
- Mr. Dream Merchant 1967
(This song (a.k.a. "Dream Merchant.") later also became a hit for New Birth (1975).)
- Moody Woman 1969
- Moon River 1961
(This song also became a hit for Henry Mancini (1961).)
- Need To Belong 1963
- Never Give You Up 1968
- Only The Strong Survive 1969
- What's The Use Of Breaking Up 1969
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