Billy Butler (3)

Billy Butler (3)

Real Name:
William Butler
Soul jazz guitarist

NOTE: Not to be confused with Jerry Butler's brother Billy Butler, soul singer, songwriter, and also a guitarist

Born on 15.12.1925 in Philadelphia, PA
Died on 20.03.1991 in Teaneck, NJ
Co-wrote, with Bill Doggett, the 1956 hit "Honky Tonk".
Primarily a session musician, played on many Prestige and Atlantic dates in 1960s and 70s.
Frequently worked alongside Bernard Purdie, Jerry Jemmott, Cornell Dupree, Eric Gale, and Chuck Rainey.
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Billy Butler (3) Discography Tracks


Billy Butler (3) This Is Billy Butler! (Album) Prestige US 1969 Sell This Version
Billy Butler (3) Guitar Soul! (Album) Prestige US 1969 Sell This Version
PR 7797, PRST 7797 Billy Butler (3) Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow(LP, Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7797, PRST 7797 US 1970 Sell This Version
PR 7854 Billy Butler (3) Night Life(LP, Album) Prestige PR 7854 US 1971 Sell This Version
KIL-72009 Billy Butler (3) Billy Butler Plays Via Galactica(LP, Album) Kilmarnock KIL-72009 US 1973 Sell This Version
JO 012 Billy Butler (3) / Al Casey / Jackie Williams (2) Billy Butler (3) / Al Casey / Jackie Williams (2) - Guitar Odyssey(LP, Album) Jazz Odyssey JO 012 France 1974 Sell This Version
33.104 Billy Butler (3) Don't Be That Way(LP) Black And Blue 33.104 France 1976 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

K.M. 505 Billy Butler (3) 400 Girls Ago(7") Kilmarnock K.M. 505 US 1974 Sell This Version


Billy Butler (3) Billy Butler (Comp) Prestige US 1998 Sell This Version
PRCD-24260-2 Billy Butler (3) Night Life(CD, Comp) Prestige PRCD-24260-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version