Jonathan Butler

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 17, 2018
Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987)

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan Butler (1987)
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R&B, Funk, Soul Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Jive / RCA #1032-2-J

The album that made Butler a star. The sweeping ballads, catchy uptempo, dance-oriented hits, and multi-tracked overdubs and background vocalists helped make his music a staple on late '80s Urban Contemporary radio. There is little jazz influence and even less jazz content on this release, but Butler does display a strong, effective singing voice.

Jonathan Butler – Sarah, Sarah: The Anthology (2018)  Music

Posted by El Misha at April 10, 2018
Jonathan Butler – Sarah, Sarah: The Anthology (2018)

Jonathan Butler – Sarah, Sarah: The Anthology (2018)
R&B | WEB FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 02:3:10 | 941 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Soul Music Records | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2018

The anthology (compiled by David Nathan with assistance from Amar Naik) also includes a number of key album cuts from Jonathan’s five Jive albums, notably ‘Love Hurts So Bad’, making its CD debut worldwide, quiet storm favourite ‘Love Songs, Candelight And You’, a stunning duet with gospel star Vanessa Bell Armstrong on ‘True Love Never Fails’ and as a bonus, a 1999 cover of Jr. Walker’s classic ‘What Does It Take (To Win Your Love For Me)’ with acclaimed Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer.
Jonathan Butler - Living My Dream (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Jonathan Butler - Living My Dream (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 44:27 minutes | 548 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Jonathan Butler's 22nd studio album, 2014's "Living My Dream", showcases the South African-born singer/guitarist/songwriter's distinctive smooth jazz and R&B sound. Joining Butler here are such musical luminaries as bassist Marcus Miller, saxophonist Elan Trotman, guitarist/songwriter Dennis Dodd, Jr., and Butler's daughter, vocalist Jodie Butler, who duets with her father on "Night to Remember".

Jonathan Butler - Put My Love Away (1987)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 18, 2018
Jonathan Butler - Put My Love Away (1987)

Jonathan Butler - Put My Love Away (1987)
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R&B, Soul, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Gospel | First Choice FC 4523

South African expatriate Jonathan Butler isn't really a jazz artist, but his laid-back, slightly jazz-tinged approach to R&B/pop has earned the singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer a lot of supporters in the urban contemporary, adult contemporary, quiet storm, and smooth jazz/NAC markets. Butler has enjoyed a following since the late '70s, although he reached his commercial peak in the late '80s, and he continues to tour and record in the 21st century. Born in Cape Town, South Africa in October 1961, Butler was only a child when he started singing and playing acoustic guitar. Butler, who was the youngest of about 12 children, absorbed a variety of music when he was a kid. He was an admirer of South African stars like singer Miriam Makeba, but he was also hip to the American soul and jazz artists who lived thousands of miles away in the United States. Stevie Wonder became a major influence, and so did former-hard bop-guitarist-turned-R&B/pop-singer George Benson.

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan (2005)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 31, 2017
Jonathan Butler - Jonathan (2005)

Jonathan Butler - Jonathan (2005)
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Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, R&B | Par Media Music #ZZ-05GP0001860 | Unofficial Release

For close to two decades, the vibrant South African singer/songwriter Jonathan Butler has become so well known for his impassioned vocals that it's easy to take his formidable guitar talents for granted. Most of his recordings include a few light acoustic guitar instrumentals amid a gathering of more memorable vocals, but on the Jonathan collection – his debut for Rendezvous, an indie label co-owned by saxman Dave Koz – Butler reverses the trend, to pleasing effect. It's hardly surprising that, despite the likeable instrumentals, smooth jazz radio gravitated first to his robust cover of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain," one of two songs featuring lead vocals…

Jonathan Butler - Do You Love Me? (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 10, 2017
Jonathan Butler - Do You Love Me? (1997)

Jonathan Butler - Do You Love Me? (1997)
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Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Soul, R&B | Label: N2K Encoded | # N2K-10005

On Jonathan Butler's N2K Encoded Music debut, Do You Love Me, he continues his jack-of-two-trades approach, balancing R&B-based vocal tunes with easy, acoustic guitar-based instrumentals. While it's a friendly enough listen, Butler here doesn't display a powerful enough mastery of either format. His guttural, heartfelt vocal style – reminiscent of Jon Secada – can make even the most Lionel Richie-esque lyric seem deeper than it is (even a new song with a title like "The Way You Look Tonight"), but few of the adult-oriented vocal tunes here are as memorable or hooky as his best-known hit, "Sarah Sarah." "Do You Love Me?," for instance, should be a deep, emotional moment, but comes off as a pleasant, easily dismissed conversation. Fortunately, "You Don't Belong to Me" has more lyrical bite, nicely underscored with a percussive guitar line underneath his angry tone. Butler should put more of that pointed energy into his play-it-safe instrumentals, which generally gallop along smoothly without building much steam. The best one can do with this sort of album is like Butler a lot.

Jonathan Butler - Living My Dream (2014)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 12, 2016
Jonathan Butler - Living My Dream (2014)

Jonathan Butler - Living My Dream (2014)
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R&B, Funk, Soul, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz | Artistry Music #ART7041

Jonathan Butler's 22nd studio album, 2014's Living My Dream, showcases the South African-born singer/guitarist/songwriter's distinctive smooth jazz and R&B sound. Joining Butler here are such musical luminaries as bassist Marcus Miller, saxophonist Elan Trotman, guitarist/songwriter Dennis Dodd, Jr., and Butler's daughter, vocalist Jodie Butler, who duets with her father on "Night to Remember." Featured on the album is the song "Be Still," which Butler co-wrote with George Duke prior to the legendary keyboardist's passing in 2013…

Jonathan Butler - Story Of Life (1999)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 8, 2016
Jonathan Butler - Story Of Life (1999)

Jonathan Butler - Story Of Life (1999)
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R&B, Funk, Soul, Smooth Jazz | N-Coded Music / Warlock Records #NC-4203-2

Jonathan Butler's Story of Life focuses on the South African singer/guitarist's vocal and songwriting skills. The album's smooth atmosphere is enhanced by Butler's backing band, which features players like Fourplay bassist Nathan East and pianist George Duke; this silky style is especially evident on romantic tracks like "Through It All," "So in Love," and "Suite 830," which also features saxophonist Candy Dulfer.

Jonathan Butler - The Source (2000)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 29, 2016
Jonathan Butler - The Source (2000)

Jonathan Butler - The Source (2000)
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R&B, Funky, Soul, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz | N-Coded Music / Warlock Records #NC-4213-2

South African expatriate Jonathan Butler isn't really a jazz artist, but his laid-back, slightly jazz-tinged approach to R&B/pop has earned the singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer a lot of supporters in the urban contemporary, adult contemporary, quiet storm, and smooth jazz/NAC markets. Butler has enjoyed a following since the late '70s, although he reached his commercial peak in the late '80s, and he continues to tour and record in the 21st century…

Jonathan Butler - Heal Our Land (1990) {Japanese Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 11, 2016
Jonathan Butler - Heal Our Land (1990) {Japanese Edition}

Jonathan Butler - Heal Our Land (1990)
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Smooth Jazz, R&B, Funk, Soul | Zomba Records/Jive/Alfa Records #ALCB-120

South African expatriate Jonathan Butler isn't really a jazz artist, but his laid-back, slightly jazz-tinged approach to R&B/pop has earned the singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer a lot of supporters in the urban contemporary, adult contemporary, quiet storm, and smooth jazz/NAC markets. Butler has enjoyed a following since the late '70s, although he reached his commercial peak in the late '80s, and he continues to tour and record in the 21st century…