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Description - Only the Strong Survive by Jerry Butler

The riveting tale of a rhythm-and-blues pioneer Filled with intimate anecdotes about such R&B legends as Otis Redding and Sam Cook, Butler's compelling, sometimes hilarious, narrative is told against the backdrop of 1960s America Here is a portrait of a remarkable performer, as well as an up-close and personal look at the world of rhythm and blues. Filled with intimate anecdotes about such R&B legends as Otis Redding and Sam Cook, Butler's compelling, sometimes hilarious, narrative is told against the backdrop of 1960s America. Only the Strong Survive chronicles the "Iceman's" journey from rural Mississipi to Chicago, and the founding and eventual breakup of the legendary Impressions vocal group.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253217042
ISBN-10: 0253217040
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jerry Butler

An award-winning performer, producer, and composer, and one of the architects of Rhythm-and-Blues, Jerry "The Iceman" Butler has enjoyed a musical career spanning more than 40 years that produced over 50 albums, numerous hit songs, and three Grammy Award nominations. Butler is now in his fifth term as a Cook County Commissioner in Chicago, Illinois.

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