Sunday, October 19, 2014

Some Sunday Soul...

Today's helping of Sunday Soul comes courtesy of the  soulful vocals of a singer who started singing in the same choir as the legend that is Curtis Mayfield. Jerry Butler and Mayfield then went on to perform together in The Impressions in the late 1950's before he started on a solo career that spanned over 30 years. One one of the sweetest voices in soul music, he also co-wrote one of the all time soul classics, "I've Been Loving you Too Long (To Stop Now)"

Never Give You Up


  1. Terrific song Scott. I sometimes feel that Jerry Butler's solo songs were a bit too middle-of-the-road-crooner-type things. But in amongs that there are gems such as this.

  2. Some of his solo stuff is a bit bland, but this track shows him at his very best. Only a b side as well...

  3. I love his version of Only The Strong Survive, though it may fall into the middle of the road bracket.