Harold Butler - Musical Prodigy????

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Harold Butler - Musical Prodigy????

Postby j j » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:03 am

i have had his LP "Africa On My Mind" playing constantly since i got it in.It's a very professional sounding album, great arrangements & musicianship..imo
Anybody else enjoy this as much as me?
Would Harold be a relative of Leslie Butler?
Is there many other releases by Harold?


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Postby southlondonstephen » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:20 am

I like that album alot. I think he did a few lps. Check if you can the funky- The Butler Did It 1976
He was around from the mid 60s-80s as a session musician. Played on lots of reggae records, but really had a jazz and soul leaning.
Water Lily, the label that rereleased the album you like also rereleased great LPs each by Cedric Brooks and Beres Hammond (especially this one!)
check them out!
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Postby Dadi Digi » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:23 am

I hyave an LP produced by hjim called "Children of thye ghetto". It is a soundtrack to a JA film as far as I am aware. Diamonds are on there amongst others from Beres. So So kinda LP really, nuttin to write home about. Africa on my mind I have not heard.
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Postby Dadi Digi » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:31 am

Excuse my spelling above ,,, it's monday ...uuugh
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Postby quadruped » Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:48 am

Another Harold Butler LP is Meditation Heights on the Total Sounds label. Notable for its inclusion of Harold's adaptation of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" retitled as "Freedom Taxi".
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Postby j j » Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:41 am

Great info guys, thanks. Sth London Steven - yeah i have those other 2 Water Lily releases, i don't really get what the fuss is all about with the Berris LP tho.From memory i only liked a couple of tracks.

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Postby Danny Lemon » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:50 am

JJ....I have the Harold Butler cut Freedom Taxi mentioned above on Total Sounds 7" with killer version...I'll pass it on next time we meet.

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Postby Rastaman872 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:42 am

Now I have to throw in a question of my own here. When I was a kid I got a mixed tape from my friend's father that had lots of reggae. On tha tape there was a song called "Fatman skank" by Leslie Butler and Joe White. Is there some one who knows what album that is from?
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Postby quadruped » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:52 am

On tha tape there was a song called "Fatman skank" by Leslie Butler and Joe White. Is there some one who knows what album that is from?


I guess it could be the same as Fat Skank from Leslie Butler's Ja-Gan LP (Trojan) which features Joe White. Incidentally this album is the same as the "Morris On Dub" LP on Jaywax. I asked on the board a while ago whether the two LPs were the same. Didn't receive any response at the time but I can confirm that they are the same LP, although the Trojan issue has an extra track.
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Postby Rastaman872 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:00 am

:D thx
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Postby shellac » Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:10 am

If you like the Water Lily LP. There is one on the Charmers label by Harold Butler called "Gold Connection". That's probably the funkiest reggae LP ever. Also, Meditation Heights on the Total Sounds label is a good LP but more along the lines of roots reggae.

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Re: Harold Butler - Musical Prodigy????

Postby Congo Bunny » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:09 am

Absolutely love Africa on my mind, amazing album, I would love to hear=/own mediation heights
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Re: Harold Butler - Musical Prodigy????

Postby Inyaki » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:40 pm

j j wrote:Would Harold be a relative of Leslie Butler?
j j

Brothers.
He was a keyboard player in Jimmy Cliff's live band in the 80s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwkGHA7Vr9E
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Re: Harold Butler - Musical Prodigy????

Postby steve rice » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:52 pm

I've got his cut of Eighteen with a bullet..it's a stone killer
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Re: Harold Butler - Musical Prodigy????

Postby minidub » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:07 pm

although I agree with dadi digi that most of the "children of the ghetto" LP is pretty bland or so-so, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again, if only for mr. butler's cut called "pass the fire" -- easily one of my toppa top herb tunes. I will always cherish the song, and yes, this one song does in fact make up for the rest of the album!

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