Pretty Tony

Pretty Tony

Real Name:
Anthony Ray Butler
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Tony Butler AKA Pretty Tony was an engineer/producer credited with putting Miami on the map in the eighties before Luther Campbell took over. He is also known as being a member of the group “Freestyle”. Tony put the tracks together for Freestyle on every occasion but never was in the group. Tony loved the studio and was very creative, he knew the club scene well and knew what got people moving. His early fame came with a song called “Summer Delight” written by the Mills brothers Calvin & Carlton, and then a song called “Freestyle Express”. Everything after that was Tony working with other studio vocalists, musicians, etc. that just loved being in the studio.
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Pretty Tony Discography

Singles & EPs

MSI-104 Pretty Tony Fix It In The Mix (Maxi) Music Specialists MSI-104 US 1983 Sell This Version
MSI 106 Pretty Tony Computer Language Music Specialists MSI 106 US 1984 Sell This Version
MSI-109 "Pretty" Tony* Jam The Box Music Specialists MSI-109 US 1984 Sell This Version
MSI-110 "Pretty" Tony* Will We Ever Learn? Music Specialists MSI-110 US 1985 Sell This Version
MSI-113 "Pretty" Tony* Get Some Music Specialists MSI-113 US 1985 Sell This Version
HAL 22100 Pretty Tony Fix It In The Mix / Jam The Box(12") Hot Classics, Jam Packed HAL 22100 US 1997 Sell This Version

Compilations

HTCD 66147-2 Pretty Tony Fix It In The Mix (Comp) Jam Packed, Hot Productions HTCD 66147-2 US 1997 Sell This Version

Reviews

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genet

March 28, 2004
Tony Butler was awfully self-deprecating when he called the B-sides of "Jam The Box" and "Fix It In The Mix" <i>instrumentals</i>. In fact they are radically experimental, sparse, electrifying freefalls into the echo chamber, with drum sounds occasionally rising to the surface. His basslines were like Moebius strips, in which the beginning was also the end. At the time of release, these versions were considered not merely <i>not</i> commercial but <i>anti<i/> commercial.

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