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The Philadelphia Sessions


Download links and information about The Philadelphia Sessions by Jerry Butler. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 25 tracks with total duration of 01:10:50 minutes.

Artist: Jerry Butler
Release date: 2001
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 25
Duration: 01:10:50
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No. Title Length
1. Hey, Western Union Man 2:41
2. Can't Forget About You, Baby 2:40
3. Only the Strong Survive 2:38
4. How Can I Get in Touch With You 2:27
5. Just Because I Really Love You 2:38
6. Lost 2:40
7. Never Give You Up 2:59
8. Are You Happy 2:41
9. (Strange) I Still Love You 2:53
10. Go Away, Find Yourself 2:53
11. I Stop by Heaven 3:21
12. Moody Woman 2:23
13. A Brand New Me 2:34
14. Been a Long Time 2:37
15. Close to You Love 3:11
16. Since I Lost You Lady 2:57
17. What's the Use of Breaking Up? 2:38
18. When You're Alone 2:40
19. I Forgot to Remember 2:56
20. Got to See If I Can't Get Mommy (To Come Back Home) 3:17
21. Don't Let Love Hang You Up 2:29
22. Walking around in Teardrops 4:02
23. Beside You 3:02
24. I Could Write a Book 2:29
25. No Money Down 3:04



Here's a sensible, good-value thematic reissue, a blast of fresh air in an era where sometimes any excuses seem to be getting made to put out the same material over and over. Both of the late-'60s albums on which Butler collaborated with the Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff production team, The Iceman Cometh and Ice on Ice, are combined on a single CD, with the addition of three other tracks from the era (which originally appeared on the LPs Mr. Dream Merchant and You and Me) featuring the same Butler-Gamble-Huff combination. Thus it isolates, on one solid package, the short-lived time in which Butler, working with Gamble & Huff, successfully enhanced the early Philadelphia soul sound, and vice versa. The Iceman Cometh, the (slightly) earlier of the pair of albums, is the one that will grab listeners' attention more, as it has the hits "Never Give You Up," "Hey, Western Union Man," and "Only the Strong Survive." But really, Ice on Ice isn't far behind in quality, featuring "A Brand New Me," which some listeners might be more familiar with from Dusty Springfield's version. It was the equal of its predecessor in sophisticated production, too, sometimes introducing the electric sitar-like sounds that became vogue throughout soul music for a while. The consistently sentimental stories might be a little overwhelming all at once. But overall these sessions are highlights of slick-yet-not-too-slick early Philly soul production, and ones in which the artist (Butler) is as much a creative contributor as Gamble & Huff. The CD also adds historical liner notes by author Craig Werner.