Dec 13, · Jerry Butler seems to be well-represented on Greatest Hit CD's as he truly deserves to be. For many years he was a regular presence on the radio and premiered some of the great soul classics like For Your Precious Love, He Will Break Your Heart and Let It Be Me. Jerry grew up in Chicago and sang in the church choir and The Northern Jubilee Singers with his friend Curtis Mayfield/5(18).
The experience led to an upswing in his career and ushered in a catalog of classics with Bacharach in the producer role. He told The Guardian: "An A&R man in Chicago – Calvin Carter at Vee-Jay Records – called me and said: 'Listen, Jerry Butler wants to record this song of yours, 'Make It Easy on Yourself.' We want you to come to New York.
May 23, · Vee-Jay Records was the first nationally successful African American owned record company. Following quickly on the heels of the acclaimed four CD set Vee-Jay: Definitive Collection, Shout! Factory is proud to present this compilation from Soul man Jerry Butler. 16 tracks/5(6).