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.
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.
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.
Artist: Jerry Butler Album: The Ice Man Cometh, Ice On Ice Genre: Soul Label: Collectors' Choice Music Released: 2007 (1969) Quality: FLAC (tracks+. cue) Tracklist: The Ice Man Cometh. Hey, Western Union Man (2:41). Can't Forget About You, Baby (2:40). Only The Storng Survive (2:38). How Can I Get in Touch With You (2:28). Just Because I Reallly Love You (2:38). Never Give You Up (2:59).
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.
Hey, Western Union Man" is one of the lead singles here from 1968 and has great string orchestration, and deals with sending a message and candy and flowers to a loved one trying to get in touch with her. "Lost" is another cool song about being "lost. In short, both late 60's album show off Jerry Butler's versatility and showcase Gamble and Huff's up and coming as producers. Any serious soul and RnB fans should check this 2-Fer set out for real music.