“The Spice Of Life” by Jerry Butler - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1972Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

A monster double LP set to revel in. Hurrah! To boot, Brenda Lee Eager’s invited back for a couple of duets. “Oh good” I think to myself (not). However, one of them, “You Can’t Always Tell” turns out to be the best of a bad bunch, she’s kinda classy like Betty Wright on that one, her previous warbling giving way to a more genuinely soulful performance rather than the technical voice training excercise routine that I feared. Elsewhere, there are are four tracks which I officially register as “pathetically abysmal”. These are new depths for the bold Jerry…

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A1 [04:54] 1.5.png Jerry Butler - What’s So Good About It (You’re My Baby) (Jerry Butler, Samuel F. Brown III) Soul
A2 [06:25] 1.0.png Jerry Butler - If I Could Remember (Not Ever Having You) (Jerry Butler, Samuel F. Brown III) Soul
A3 [03:31] 0.5.png Jerry Butler - I Only Have Eyes For You (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) Pop
A4 [04:59] 0.3.png Jerry Butler - That’s The Way It Was (That’s The Way It Is) (Jerry Butler, Samuel F. Brown III) Pop Ballad
B1 [03:26] 2.0.png Jerry Butler - One Night Affair (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) Soul
B2 [03:25] 3.1.png Jerry Butler - A Prayer (Jerry Butler, Samuel F. Brown III) Soul
B3 [05:22] 2.4.png Jerry Butler - Get On The Case (Cal Carter, James Blumenberg, Johnny Jones) Pop
B4 [05:11] 1.5.png Jerry Butler - So Far Away (Carole King) Pop Ballad
C1 [05:54] 2.3.png Jerry Butler - I Need You (Jerry Peters) Disco / Funk
C2 [05:47] 4.6.png Jerry Butler featuring Brenda Lee Eager - You Can’t Always Tell (Billy Butler, Larry Wade, Terry Callier) Soul
C3 [03:51] 2.6.png Jerry Butler - Stop Steppin’ On My Dreams (Jerry Butler, Samuel F. Brown III) Soul
C4 [03:39] 0.6.png Jerry Butler - Baby I’m A Want You (David Gates) Pop
D1 [04:11] 0.7.png Jerry Butler featuring Brenda Lee Eager - (They Long To Be) Close To You (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) R n B
D2 [04:01] 2.4.png Jerry Butler - Don’t Rip Me Off (Sherman Davis) Soul
D3 [06:10] 1.6.png Jerry Butler - The Masquerade Is Over / Since I Fell For You (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson - Buddy Johnson) Pop Ballad
D4 [04:54] 2.3.png Jerry Butler - All Kinds Of People (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) Pop Ballad
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