Billy Butler


Night Life

  • Release Date: 29 May 2001
  • PRCD-24260-2

Guitarist Billy Butler (1924-1991) remains best known for his dual role as soloist on and co-composer of one of the most popular R&B-to-pop crossover records of all time, "Honky Tonk," by organist Bill Doggett's quartet. Butler's deft solo and singing sound on the 1956-57 smash hit (13 weeks at number one on the R&B charts; number two on the pop side) were studied closely by a generation of rock and blues guitar players, but the 14 prime cuts herein, from 1969-70, show that his consid… MORE