Billy Butler Catalog

1968 (age 43)

This Is Billy Butler!  (Prestige PR 7622)

Houston Person, tenor sax; Ernie Hayes, piano, organ; Billy Butler, guitar, bass guitar #6; Bob Bushnell, electric bass; Rudy Collins, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 16, 1968

1.The Twang Thang
2.Cherry
3.Work Song
4.The Soul Roll
5.She Is My Inspiration
6.Bass-ic Blues

** part of Prestige PRCD-24197-2.

1969

Billy Butler - Guitar Soul!  (Prestige PR 7734)

Seldon Powell, electric tenor sax, flute; Sonny Phillips, organ; Billy Butler, guitar, bass guitar, classic guitar; Bob Bushnell, Fender bass; Specs Powell, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 22, 1969

Blow For The Crossing
Golden Earrings
The Thumb
Honky Tonk
B & B Calypso
Seven Come Eleven
Medley: Autumn Nocturne / You Go To My Head

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-334.
** part of Prestige PRCD-24260-2.

1970

Billy Butler - Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow  (Prestige PR 7797)

Jerome Richardson, tenor sax, flute; Sonny Phillips, organ, electric piano; Everett Barksdale, Bill Suyker, guitar; Billy Butler, guitar, bass guitar; Chuck Rainey, Fender bass; Jimmy Johnson, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 27, 1970

Evening Dreams
The Butler Did It

Houston Person, tenor sax; Ernie Hayes, organ, electric piano; Billy Butler, guitar, bass guitar; Jimmy Lewis, Fender bass; Jimmy Johnson, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 29, 1970

Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
Girl Talk
Dancing On The Ceiling
Hold It!
Sweet Georgia Brown

** part of Prestige PRCD-24260-2.

Billy Butler - Night Life  (Prestige PR 7854)

Jesse Powell, tenor sax; Houston Person, tenor sax #3,6; Johnny "Hammond" Smith, organ, electric piano #3; Billy Butler, guitar; Bob Bushnell, Fender bass; Jimmy Johnson, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 21, 1970

1.Nightlife
2.Wave
3.Watch What Happens
4.Peacock Alley
5.Prelude To A Kiss
6.In A Mellotone

** part of Prestige PRCD-24197-2.

1973

Billy Butler Plays Via Galactica  (Kilmarnock KIL-72009)

Billy Butler, solo guitar; Galt MacDermot, piano; George Davis, guitar; Wilbur Bascomb, bass; Bernard Purdie, drums; and The Kilmarnock Strings.

released 1973

I Believe In Butterflies
Via Galactica
Home
400 Girls Ago
Hush
Life Wins
All My Good Mornings
New Jerusalem
Helen Of Troy
Dance The Dark Away
Other Side Of The Sky
Up

1974

Billy Butler, Al Casey, Jackie Williams - Guitar Odyssey  (Jazz Odyssey (F) JO 012)

Billy Butler, Al Casey, guitar; Jackie Williams, drums.

NYC, July 12, 1974

Three Little Words
Tea For Two
Who
Ghost Of A Chance
Take The "A" Train
Al And Billy Blues
Mack The Knife
St. Louis Blues

1976 (age 51)

Billy Butler - Don't Be That Way  (Black And Blue (F) 33.104)

Wild Bill Davis, organ; Billy Butler, guitar; Oliver Jackson, drums; + special guest: Eddie Lockjaw Davis, tenor sax.

Paris, France, February 1, 1976

Don't Be That Way
Jelly Jelly
Lullabies In Rhythm
Straighten Up And Fly Right
You Go To My Head
Indiana
Blues For Marian

** also released on Black And Blue (F) BB 937.2 entitled "Don't Be That Way - The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions".

Billy Butler - Don't Be That Way - The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions  (Black And Blue (F) BB 937.2)

Wild Bill Davis, organ; Billy Butler, guitar; Oliver Jackson, drums; + special guest: Eddie Lockjaw Davis, tenor sax.: same session.

Paris, France, February 1, 1976

Cherry
Ghost Of A Chance
In The Evening
Satin Doll
April In Paris

** originally released as Black And Blue (F) 33.104 entitled "Don't Be That Way" + 5 bonus tracks.