Billy Butler

Billy Butler (June 7, 1945 — April 1, 2015) was an American soul singer from Chicago. He first emerged fronting the soul-trio Billy Butler & The Chanters, which issued five 1963–65 singles on soul-press Okeh under the auspices of writer Curtis Mayfield and arranger Johnny Pate.

Between 1965 and 1967, Butler cut six solo singles on Okeh and Brunswick, some collected on his 1966 album Right Track. In 1970, he formed the soul-funk quartet Infinity, which issued eight singles on Mercury and Pride, culminating with the 1973 album Hung Up on You. His second and last solo album, Sugar Candy Lady, appeared on Curtom in 1977.

He was the brother of soul star and Impressions co-founder Jerry Butler.


  • Right Track (1966)
  • Hung Up on You (Billy Butler & Infinity, 1973)
  • Sugar Candy Lady (1977)


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