Chicago, On Thursday February 27, 2014 Ear Hustle 411 had the distinct pleasure of attending a tribute for the legendary “Jerry Iceman Butler” at the beautiful DuSable Museum Theater. We had the opportunity to interview this industry and political icon where he shared his memorable moments in Black History as well as his political works in Chicago.
Jerry is not only a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, He is also a Grammy Nominee , the Cook County Commissioner as well as the author of “Only the Strong Survive: “Memoire of a Soul Survivor “
Mr. Butler gave us all a history lesson on the music Industry and his role in the group the” Impressions” jerry gave Ear Hustle an intimate interview followed by Live performances by some of Chicago’s most outstanding artists.
An award-winning performer, producer and composer, and one of the architects of Rhythm and Blues, Jerry “The Iceman” Butler, has enjoyed a four-decade career that began when he and Curtis Mayfield formed a rhythm and blues group, The Impressions, in Chicago in 1958. The same year, the 18-year old Butler wrote a song titled “For Your Precious Love,” which launched Butler and The Impressions. “For Your Precious Love” became a “landmark recording,” according to Rolling Stone, and the single, on VeeJay Records, became the first for The Impressions to “go gold.”
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