Amazing work by one of our favorite soul singers ever – the legendary Jerry Butler, heard here in his crucial early years at Vee Jay Records! Jerry first recorded for the label as part of the young Impressions trio with Curtis Mayfield, but was pulled out to become a solo act on his own – and the result was a batch of tunes that clearly helped forge a new generation in soul music – allowing a male vocalist to skirt the line between expressive emotion and sophisticated reserve, a quality that earned Jerry the nickname of "Icema
n" during these early years. It's hard to adequately sum up the power of this work in words, so we'll let Jerry's magnificent recordings do the job for us – and will only say that the set features a total of 16 tracks in all, including the titles "Find Another Girl", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Need To Belong", "Message To Martha", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "I Stand Accused", "Let It Be Me", "Good Times", "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", "Aware Of Love", "Moon River", "Find Another Girl", "I'm A Telling You", "You Can Run", "For Your Precious Love", and "Come Back My Love".
(Out of print.)