Time & Faith

Time & Faith

by Jerry Butler



Jerry Butler was 52 when, in 1992, he recorded Time & Faith. At that point in his life, the Iceman was no longer a full-time singer -- he was putting most of his energy into politics and held the title of Cook County Commissioner in his native Chicago. But while he had placed music on the back burner, Butler hadn't given it up altogether. Time & Faith is the work of an artist who was past his prime, both commercially and creatively, but it isn't a bad album -- and even though the Iceman's voice wasn't what it was in the 1960s and 1970s, he's still likable. Time & Faith is fairly unpredictable; while "Trying to Break the Habit" is a bluesy soul number, the ballads "I Was Right About You" and "You're the Only One" are essentially adult contemporary. The Impressions graduate also turns his attention to everything from reggae-pop (Jimmy Cliff's "Sitting in Limbo") to country-pop (Willie Nelson's "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground"). Despite being generally decent, Time & Faith isn't for the casual listener, who would be much better off with a collection of Butler's classic Vee-Jay or Mercury output. But if you're a collector or a die-hard fan, this little-known CD is worth searching for.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/1992
Label: Ichiban Old Indie
UPC: 0019011115122
catalogNumber: 1151

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Butler   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mark Blumberg   Strings,Horn
Bertram Brown   Background Vocals
William Brown   Background Vocals
Gene Chrisman   Percussion,Drums
Daniel Jones   Percussion,Background Vocals
Danny Jones   Percussion,Background Vocals
Mike Leech   Bass
Michael Patterson   Sampling
Marvell Thomas   Synthesizer,Electric Piano
Michael Toles   Strings
Carson Whitsett   Synthesizer,Hammond Organ
Reggie Young   Guitar

Technical Credits

Willie Nelson   Composer
Jimmy Cliff   Composer
Frederick Knight   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Wendy Waldman   Composer
Mark Gray   Composer
Charles Bevel   Composer
Mark Blumberg   Arranger,Programming,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Gully Bright   Composer
Larry Byram   Composer
Don Graham   Composer
Daniel Jones   Producer,Engineer
Danny Jones   Producer,Engineer
Larry Lipman   Engineer
Jim Pace   Engineer
Mark Patrick   Engineer
Steven Ray   Composer
Dave Robbins   Composer
Michael Toles   Arranger
Ronnie Vandiver   Engineer
E. Joe Walsh   Engineer
Steve Washington   Composer
Carson Whitsett   Composer
Tim Whitsett   Producer

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