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Performer: Jerry Butler
Genre: Soul and Funk music
Title: The Ice Man Cometh
Released: 1968
Style: Soul
FLAC version ZIP size: 1588 mb
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Rating: 4.3
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The Ice Man Cometh is Jerry Butler's eleventh album, released in 1968 (see 1968 in music). All tracks composed by Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; except where indicated. Hey, Western Union Man" - 2:41. Can't Forget About You, Baby" (Butler, Gamble) - 2:40. Only the Strong Survive" - 2:38. How Can I Get in Touch With You" - 2:28. Just Because I Really Love You" - 2:38. Never Give You Up" - 2:59. Are You Happy" (Gamble, Thom Bell, Butler) - 2:41.

The album’s still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the iceman in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits Hey Western Union Man and Never Give You Up – but the whole album’s great, and like most of Jerry’s LPs, it’s got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits  . Conversation for album: Jerry Butler – 1968 – The Ice Man Cometh.

Originally released with an 10" 5/8" x 11" color photo insert of Jerry Butler with his signature. The MR etched within the matrices indicate this to had been pressed at the: Mercury Record Manufacturing Company.

Album by Jerry Butler. Hey, Western Union Man. Can't Forget About You, Baby. Only The Strong Survive. How Can I Get In Touch With You. Just Because I Really Love You. Lost. Never Give You Up. Are You Happy. Strange) I Still Love You. Go Away - Find Yourself. MusicBrainz: The Ice Man Cometh.

The Ice Man Cometh is Jerry Butler's eleventh album, released in 1968 (see 1968 in music).

The Ice Man Cometh is Jerry Butler's eleventh album, released in 1968. For other uses see, see The Iceman Cometh (disambiguation). Studio album by Jerry Butler.

The Ice Man Cometh garnered Butler three Grammy nominations. He collaborated on many of his successful recordings with the Philadelphia-based songwriting team, Gamble and Huff. With Motown, in 1976 and 1977, Butler produced and co-produced (with Paul David Wilson) two albums: . Suite For The Single Girl and . It All Comes Out In My Song. Tony Orlando and Dawn revived "He Will Break Your Heart" in 1975, with a new title, "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)", and it was more successful than Butler's original, going to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop. Most recently, blues-rock duo The Black Keys covered "Never Give You Up" on their 2010 album, Brothers. Commissioner Jerry 'Iceman' Butler currently resides in Chicago with his wife, Annette, has two sons, Randy and Tony, and a grandson.

The Ice Man Cometh, Jerry Butler's most successful LP, was the first full-album work from the production team Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. It marks an excellent collaboration, the first time R&B production techniques reached a level of maturity and elegance capable of fully complementing one of the smoothest vocalists in soul history. The Top Ten singles "Hey, Western Union Man" and "Only the Strong Survive" weren't just popular radio hits, but great performances displaying how far the R&B/soul crowd had progressed from the novelty-laden '50s. View All . Thank you to the following people for keeping this profile up-to-date. Would you like to contribute? Register . Lists. 11 Lists . The Ice Man Cometh appears in the following lists: Soul albums. 17 lists, 150 members.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Hey Western Union Man
Arranged By – Bobby MartinWritten-By – Gamble & Huff, Butler*
2:37
A2 Can't Forget About You Baby
Arranged By – Thom BellWritten-By – Butler*, Butler*, Gamble*
2:36
A3 Only The Strong Survive
Arranged By – Bobby Martin, Thom BellWritten-By – Gamble & Huff, Butler*
2:35
A4 How Can I Get In Touch With You
Arranged By – Bobby MartinWritten-By – Gamble & Huff, Butler*
2:26
A5 Just Because I Really Love You
Arranged By – Thom BellWritten-By – Butler*, Gamble*, Farrow*, Bell*
2:37
A6 Lost
Written-By – Gamble & Huff, Butler*
2:35
B1 Never Give You Up
Arranged By – Bobby MartinWritten-By – Gamble & Huff, Butler*
2:56
B2 Are You Happy
Arranged By – Bobby Martin, Thom BellWritten-By – Butler*, Gamble*, Bell*
2:40
B3 (Strange) I Still Love You
Arranged By – Bobby Martin, Thom BellWritten-By – Butler*, Farrow*, Harris*
2:50
B4 Go Away - Find Yourself
Arranged By – Bobby Martin, Thom BellWritten-By – Butler*, Gamble*, Bell*
2:52
B5 I Stop By Heaven
Arranged By – Bobby Martin, Thom BellWritten-By – Gamble & Huff, Butler*
3:20

Credits

  • Engineer – Joe Tarsia
  • Photography By [Cover] – Jay Thompson
  • Producer – Gamble & Huff

Notes

Mercury promo label on this release is gold, with "PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE" printed above the Mercury logos around the bottom of the label.

Came with an 11" x 11" color photo insert.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SR-61198, SR 61198 Jerry Butler The Ice Man Cometh ‎(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury SR-61198, SR 61198 US 1968
20154 SMCL Jerry Butler The Ice Man Cometh ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Mercury 20154 SMCL US 1968
134.202 MCY Jerry Butler Only The Strong Survives ‎(LP, Album) Mercury 134.202 MCY France 1969
SR-61198 Jerry Butler The Ice Man Cometh ‎(LP, Album) Mercury SR-61198 US 1968
SR-61198 Jerry Butler The Ice Man Cometh ‎(LP, Album) Mercury SR-61198 Canada 1968