Jerry Butler ‎– Jerry Butler Sings Assorted Sounds With The Aid Of Assorted Friends And Relatives

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Mercury ‎– SR-61320
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A1 How Did We Lose It
Written-By – B. Butler*, C. Jones*
3:03
A2 How Does It Feel
Written-By – A. Miller*, B. Butler*
3:45
A3 Special Memory
Written-By – B. Butler*, J. Butler*, L. Wade*
3:08
A4 Built My World Around You
Written-By – C. Jackson*
2:38
A5 Going Back To My Baby's Love
Written-By – C. Jackson*
2:25
B1 If It's Real What I Feel
Written-By – C. Jackson*
2:38
B2 Strong Enough To Take It
Written-By – B. Butler*, J. Jones*, J. Blumenberg*
2:08
B3 What Is It
Written-By – J. Blumenberg*
3:00
B4 Why Are You Leaving Me
Written-By – J. Blumenberg*, J. Butler*, J. Jones*
3:30
B5 Do You Finally Need A Friend
Written-By – C. Jones*, L. Wade*, T. Callier*
3:20

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Philips Recording Company, Inc. pressing.

Brenda Lee appears through the courtesy of Stax Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): URM SR-61320-A-1-1-1 PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): SR-61320-B-1-1-1 URM PR X
  • Rights Society (A1, A4 to B4): BMI
  • Rights Society (A2, A3, B5): ASCAP

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Showbiz_Kid

April 29, 2014

I believe that this album is a lost Chicago Soul classic, and perhaps the last great classic Soul Lp to come out of Chicago. How's that for a lead-in? But it's true. Although none of the tracks here crossed over to Top 40 radio, every one is a stone cold killer. The combination of Butler's fluid baritone with production by his brother Billy and longtime Chi-Town stalwart Gerald Sims combines to do magical things. 1971 was late in the Soul era, but Jerry sings like it's still 1968, his "Ice Man" persona still in full effect. "How Did We Lose It" is the lead off, and it should have been a hit everywhere. Two songs by the criminally overlooked Chuck Jackson close Side 1, and they're enough to bring you to tears. Side 2 doesn't let up, leading off with another Chuck Jackson side, "If It's Real What I Feel", and closing with the Terry Callier-cowritten "Do You Finally Need A Friend", which is a classic bit of Chicago Soul if ever there was one. All in all, a five-star record, and one you can pick up cheap because no one knows about it (sshhhh... don't tell your friends).