Chanteur Country US né Carl Roberts Butler, le 2 Juin 1927 à Knoxville (Tennessee). Il est décédé le 4 Septembre 1992 à Franklin (Tennessee)..

Born in Knoxville, TN, on June 2, 1924, Carl Butler blended the popular honky tonk style prevalent in the '50s with the mountain harmony of his Tennessee upbringing. Though his early recordings were as a solo act, most of his popular material was performed with his songwriting wife, Pearl. Carl grew up influenced by the Opry's Roy Acuff as well as the old-timey music and bluegrass prevalent around his home. He began singing at amateur dances at the age of 12, and after service in World War II, he sang with bluegrass bands such as the Bailey Brothers and the Sauceman Brothers.
In 1950, Butler began singing as a solo act at a Knoxville radio station; he signed with Capitol and began recording in his bluegrass style, but later changed to a honky tonk sound inspired by Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams, who were then tearing up the charts. Though the sides weren't successful, he did meet Pearl Dee Jones at the time; she shared composing credits on his "I Need You So," and the two were married by 1952. Carl moved to Columbia that same year, recording solo and with the Webster Brothers throughout the '50s.
By the end of the '50s, Carl Butler still hadn't produced a charting single, though he had recorded steadily for almost a decade. Finally, in late 1961, his single "Honky Tonkitis" made it to number 25 on the country charts. The Butlers joined the Grand Ole Opry the following year, and the exposure helped them push "Don't Let Me Cross Over" to number one. Their first single as a duo, it spent almost three months at the top of the charts, and led to an appearance in the film Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar in 1963. Carl and Pearl continued to chart as a duo throughout the '60s, hitting the Top Ten with "Too Late to Try Again" and number 14 with both "Loving Arms" and "I'm Hanging Up the Phone." The Butlers had worked with Dolly Parton around Knoxville for quite a while beginning in the late '50s, and they were her biggest initial supporters when she became popular in 1967. They continued to release Columbia albums during the '70s and also recorded for Chart and CMH, but retired in the '80s. Carl Butler attempted something of a comeback in 1990, two years after Pearl's death, but it proved unsuccessful and he died in 1992.

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

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HONKY TONKITIS (1961) (with Pearl BUTLER)

DON'T LET ME CROSS OVER (1962)  (with Pearl BUTLER)

WONDER DRUG (1962) (with Pearl BUTLER)

LOVING ARMS (1963)  (with Pearl BUTLER)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. Singles

12/1950 78 t. CAPITOL1335 (US) White Rose / Heartbreak Express
12/1950 SP CAPITOL F 1335 (US) White Rose / Heartbreak Express
02/1951 78 t. CAPITOL1399 (US) Plastic Heart / Country Mile
02/1951 SP CAPITOL F 1399 (US) Plastic Heart / Country Mile
03/1951 78 t. CAPITOL1454 (US) Shake Rattle And Roll / No Guarantee On My Heart
03/1951 SP CAPITOL F 1454 (US) Shake Rattle And Roll / No Guarantee On My Heart
05/1951 78 t. CAPITOL1541(US) Our Last Rendezvous / I Live My Life Alone
05/1951 SP CAPITOL F 1541 (US) Our Last Rendezvous / I Live My Life Alone
07/1951 78 t. CAPITOL1701 (US) No Trespassing / Linda Lou
07/1951 SP CAPITOL F 1701 (US) No Trespassing / Linda Lou
09/1951 78 t. CAPITOL1813 (US) String Of Empties / You Plus Me
09/1951 SP CAPITOL F 1813 (US) String Of Empties / You Plus Me
12/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1891 (US) River Of Love / Blue Million Tears
12/1951 SP CAPITOL F 1891 (US) River Of Love / Blue Million Tears
02/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 1996 (US) Vicious Lies / Alone Without You
02/1952 SP CAPITOL F 1996 (US) Vicious Lies / Alone Without You
05/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2084 (US) A Penny For Your Thoughts / Everything Will Be The Same
05/1952 SP CAPITOL F 2084 (US) A Penny For Your Thoughts / Everything Will Be The Same
08/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2158 (US) Your Stepping On My Heart / I Need You So
08/1952 SP CAPITOL F 2158 (US) Your Stepping On My Heart / I Need You So
1953 78 t. OKEH 18003 (US) You Can't Insure A House Of Dreams / Just For Foolin' Around
1953 SP OKEH 4-18003 (US) You Can't Insure A House Of Dreams / Just For Foolin' Around
1953 78 t. OKEH 18012 (US) My Heart Tells Me / Crowded Out
1953 SP OKEH 4-18012 (US) My Heart Tells Me / Crowded Out
1953 78 t. OKEH 18018 (US) It's Wrong To Be Jealous / So Close
1953 SP OKEH 4-18018 (US) It's Wrong To Be Jealous / So Close
1954 78 t. OKEH 18032 (US) I Just Said Goodbye To My Dreams / Victim Of Lies
1954 SP OKEH 4-18032 (US) I Just Said Goodbye To My Dreams / Victim Of Lies
1954 78 t. OKEH 18039 (US) I'll Go Stepping Too / That's All Right
1954 SP OKEH 4-18039 (US) I'll Go Stepping Too / That's All Right
1954 78 t. OKEH 18052 (US) I Wouldn't Change If I Could / Kisses Don't Lie
1954 SP OKEH 4-18052 (US) I Wouldn't Change If I Could / Kisses Don't Lie
01/1955 78 t. COLUMBIA 21353 (US) Hallelujah We Shall Rise / Angel Band (with the WEBSTER BROS.)
01/1955 SP COLUMBIA 4-21353 (US) Hallelujah We Shall Rise / Angel Band (with the WEBSTER BROS.)
05/1955 78 t. COLUMBIA 21407 (US) Your Wedding Day / If I Could Spend My Heartaches
05/1955 SP COLUMBIA 4-21407 (US) Your Wedding Day / If I Could Spend My Heartaches
09/1955 78 t. COLUMBIA 21455 (US) It's My Sin / Borrowed Love
09/1955 SP COLUMBIA 4-21455 (US) It's My Sin / Borrowed Love
03/1956 78 t. COLUMBIA 21503 (US) Only One Heart / Watching The Clock (with the WEBSTER BROS.)
03/1956 SP COLUMBIA 4-21503 (US) Only One Heart / Watching The Clock (with the WEBSTER BROS.)
02/1957 78 t. COLUMBIA 40874 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Your Cold Heart Told Me So / I Know It Means To Be Lonesome
02/1957 SP COLUMBIA 4-40874 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Your Cold Heart Told Me So / I Know It Means To Be Lonesome
08/1957 78 t. COLUMBIA 40994 (US) River Of Teras / Cry You Fool Cry
08/1957 SP COLUMBIA 4-40994 (US) River Of Teras / Cry You Fool Cry
02/1958 78 t. COLUMBIA 41119 (US) If You've Got The Money / There's Nothing I'd Rather Do
02/1958 SP COLUMBIA 4-41119 (US) If You've Got The Money / There's Nothing I'd Rather Do
07/1958 78 t. COLUMBIA 41205 (US) Jealous Heart / So Close
07/1958 SP COLUMBIA 4-41205 (US) Jealous Heart / So Close
10/1958 78 t. COLUMBIA 41263 (US) My Cajun Baby / Baby I'm Waiting For You
10/1958 SP COLUMBIA 4-41263 (US) My Cajun Baby / Baby I'm Waiting For You
03/1959 78 t. COLUMBIA 41368 (US) I Like To Pretend / Oh How I Miss You
03/1959 SP COLUMBIA 4-41368 (US) I Like To Pretend / Oh How I Miss You
08/1959 78 t. COLUMBIA 41475 (US) Grief In My Heart / Rember The Alamo
08/1959 SP COLUMBIA 4-41475 (US) Grief In My Heart / Rember The Alamo
12/1959 SP COLUMBIA 4-41560 (US) Cry You Fool Cry / You Just Don't Steal
05/1960 SP COLUMBIA 4-41674 (US) The Door / I Know Why I Cry
12/1960 SP COLUMBIA 4-41869 (US) For The First Time / Prisoner Of Love
05/1961 SP COLUMBIA 4-41997 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Honky Tonkitis / You Were The Orchid
02/1962 SP COLUMBIA 4-42306 (US) If I'd Only Meet You First / Have You Run Out Of Love
08/1962 SP COLUMBIA 4-42593 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Don't Let Me Cross Over / Wonder Drug
04/1963 SP COLUMBIA 4-42778 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Loving Arms / Who'll Be The Next
10/1963 SP COLUMBIA 4-42892 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - My Tears Don't Show / Too Late To Try Again
03/1964 SP COLUMBIA 4-43030 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - I'm Hanging Up The Phone / Just A Message
08/1964 SP COLUMBIA 4-43102 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Forbidden Street / When The Door Swings Shut On Old Memories
12/1964 SP COLUMBIA 4-43210 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Just Thought I'd Let You Know / We'd Destroy Each Other
06/1965 SP COLUMBIA 4-43335 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Beers And Tears / Can I Draw The Line
10/1965 SP COLUMBIA 4-43433 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Our Ship Of Love / It's Called Cheatin'
02/1966 SP COLUMBIA 4-43536 (US) Wrong Generation / Little Mac
06/1966 SP COLUMBIA 4-43685 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Little Pedro / Cell Twenty Nine
10/1966 SP COLUMBIA 4-43869 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Dreaming Of A Little Cabin / Some Old Me Lovin'
02/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44043 (US) Lost / Wild Goose Chase
07/1967 SP COLUMBIA 4-44252 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - For A Minute There / Guilty Of Love
03/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44447 (US) If I'd Only Met You First (remake) / If You Should Ever Stop Loving Me
07/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44587 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Punish Me Tomorrow / Goodbye Tennessee
12/1968 SP COLUMBIA 4-44694 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - I Never Got Over You / I Started Loving You Again
05/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44862 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning / Your Way Of Life
06/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-33156 (US) Don't Let Me Cross Over / Little Pedro
09/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44999 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - If Teardrops Were Pennies / Sundown In Nashville
04/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45112 (US) Used To Own This Train / Caution
09/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45228 (US) Bottoms Up / Let The Sun Shine On The People
12/1971 SP CHART CH 5145 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - I'm So Close To Loving You / Temptation Keeps Twisting Your Arm
04/1972 SP CHART CH 5160 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - She Didn't Come Home / Two Of A Kind
1973 SP CHART CH 5191 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - For Lunch / Fifteen Years Ago
1980 SP CMH 1530 (US) Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Motel Song / Blues Stay Away From Me
1983 ? SP GUSTO GT4-2200 (US) Don't Let Me Cross Over / Two Of A Kind



Albums

1963 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS 8802 (US) DON'T LET ME CROSS OVER - Carl & Pearl BUTLER - Don't Let Me Cross Over / I Know What It Means To Lonesome / River Of Tears / I'll Cry Again Tomorrow / I Like To Pretend / For The First Time / I Know Why I Cry / Grief In My Heart / I Know You Don't Love Me / Wonder Drug / Honky Tonkitis / I'm A Prisoner Of Love
1964 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS 8925 (US) LOVING ARMS - Carl & Pearl BUTLER  - Loving Arms / Half A Heart / Just Thought I'd Let You Know / Sing Me A Blue Blue Song / It's My Sin / Dreaming Of A Little Cabin / Satisfied Mind / I Know Now / Kentucky / Don't Let Me Fall / Who Knows Right From Wrong / Angel Band
1965 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS 9108 (US) THE OLD & THE NEW - Carl & Pearl BUTLER  - Only When I Smile / Oh So Many Years / Little By Little / On The Banks Of The Old Ponchartrain / Too Late To Try Again / Ashamed To Own The Blessed Saviour / We'd Destroy Each Other / Make Me An Offer / Just A Faded Petal From A Beautiful Bouquet / If You Were Her And He Was Me / Curtain In The Window / We're Living In The Last Days Now
1966 LP 12" HARMONY HS 11185 (US) THE GREAT CARL BUTLER SINGS - Cry You Fool Cry / Your Cold Heart Told Me No / Kisses Don't Lie / I'll Go Steppin' To / Victim Of Lies / My Cajun Baby / Borrowed Love / You Can't Insure A House Of Dreams / Jealous Heart / If I Could Spend My Heartache
1967 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS 9440 (US) AVENUE OF PRAYER - Tell Your Children / He Came A Long Way / Romans Ten And Nine / Jesus Is The One / Watch And Pray / Pale Horse And His Rider / Give Mother My Crown / Somebody's Praying For You / Avenue Of Prayer / Building On The Sand / Muddy Sea Of Sin
1968 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS 9651 (US) OUR COUNTRY WORLD - Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde / Before The Next Teardrop Falls / If I'd Only Met You First / Forbidden / Another Place Another Time / My Tears Don't Show / Sing Me Back Home / I'm Hanging Up The Phone / Your Mother's Prayer / Little Pedro / When The Door Swings Shut On Old Memories
1969 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS 9769 (US) HONKY TONKIN' - Honky Tonkitis / Next In Line / Punish Me Tomorrow / Today I Started Loving You Again / I Just Came To Get My Baby Out Of Here / Throw A Little Dirt / I Never Get Over You / Let's Turn Our Back / Our Randezvous / If You Should Ever Stop Loving Me / Grapevine
1970 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS 1039 (US) GREATEST HITS - It's Called Cheating / Can I Draw The Line / We'll Sweet Out Tomorrow / If I'd Only Met You First / Punish Me Tomorrow / Don't Let Me Cross Over / Loving Arms / Sundown In Nashville / We'd Destroy Each Other / For A Minute There / Goodbye Tennessee
1971 LP 12" HARMONY H 30934(US) FOR THE FIRST TIME - Don't Let Me Cross Over / I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome / I'll Cry Again Tomorrow / I Like To Pretend / For The First Time / I Know Why I Cry / Grief In My Heart / I Know You Don't Love Me / Honky Tonkitis / I'm A Prisoner Of Love
1972 LP 12" HARMONY H 31182(US) WATCH AND PRAY - Tell Your Children (The Day Of Wrath) / He Came A Long Way (Jesus) / Jesus Is The One / Watch And Pray / Pale Horse And His Rider / Give Mother My Crown / Somebody's Praying For You / Avenue Of Prayer / Muddy Sea Of Sin
1972 LP 12" CHART CHS 1051 (US) TEMPTATION KEEPS TWISTING HER ARMS - Temptation Keeps Twisting Her Arms / Easy Lovin' / Let's Watch Bluebirds / Two Of A Kind / Watch That First Step / Don't Let Me Cross Over / Fifteen Years Ago / She Didn't Come Home / I'm So Close To Loving You / Heartaches For Lunch
1979 LP 12" GOLDEN COUNTRY LP 2212 (US) EARLY CLASSICS - Heartbreak Express / White Rose / String Of Emptiness / No Guarantee On My Heart / Shake Rattle And Roll / I Live My Life Alone / Our Last Randezvous / You Plus Me / Linda Lou / Plastic Heart / No Trespassing / Country Mile
1980 LP 12" PEDACA 2001 (US) COUNTRY WE LOVE - Carl & Pearl BUTLER  - I Hope We Walk The Last Mile Together / Precious Memories / Blue Eyes And Waltzes / Garden Of Shame / Dog Eat Dog / If Teardrops Were Pennies / Holding On With Open Arms / Take Me Back To Jackson / My Joy / Don't Let Me Cross Over
1980 LP 12" CMH 6246 (US) HONKY TONKITIS - Carl & Pearl BUTLER  - Don't Let Me Cross Over / If Teardrops Were Pennies / Honky Tonkitis / Motel Song / My Joy / I Never Had The One That I Wanted / I'm So Afraid Of Losing You Again / Mrs Right's Divorcing Mr. Wrong / Blues Stay Away From Me / Paul's Saloon / One You Slip Around With / I Hope We Walk The Last Mile Together
1993 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15739 (GER) CRYING MY HEART OUT OVER YOU - Carl & Pearl BUTLER  - Crying My Heart Out Over You / Fools Like Me / Garden Of Shame / Dog Eat Dog / If Teardrops Were Pennies / Holding On With Open Arms / Take Me Back To Jackson / Don't Let Me Cross Over / Blue Eyes And Waltzes / My Joy / Precious Memories / I Hope We Walk The Last Mile Together
05/1997 CD RICHMOND 2396 (US) DON'T LET ME CROSS OVER - Carl & Pearl BUTLER  - Don't Let Me Cross Over / Fifteen Years Ago / Two Of A Kind / Let's Watch The Bluebirds / Easy Loving / Heartaches For Lunch / She Didn't Come Home / I'm So Close To Loving You / Temptation Keeps Twisting Her Arm / Watch That First Step
02/2004 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16118 (GER) A BLUE MILLION TEARS - White Rose / Plastic Heart / Heartbreak Express / Country Mile / String Of Empties / You Plus Me / Shake, Rattle & Roll / No Guarantee On My Heart / Our Last Rendezvous / No Trespassing / I Live My Life Alone / Linda Lou / Vicious Lies / River Of Love / Blue Million Tears / Everything Will Be The Same / Stepping On My Heart / Penny For Your Thoughts (A Nickel For A Hug) / I Need You So / Alone Without You / You Can't Insure A House Of Dreams / For Fooling Around / Crowded Out / My Heart Tells Me (You'll Come Back To Stay) / So Close / It's Wrong To Be Jealous / Victim Of Lies / I Just Said Goodbye To My Dreams
02/2005 CD KOCH 9839 (US) A FAMILY AFFAIR - BEST OF Carl & Pearl BUTLER & Johnny & Jonie MOSBY - Honky Tonkitis (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / Don't Let Me Cross Over (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / Loving Arms (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / Too Late to Try Again (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / My Tears Don't Show (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / I'm Hanging Up the Phone (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / Forbidden Street (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / We'd Destroy Each Other (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / Just Thought I'd Let You Know (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / Our Ship Of Love (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / Little Pedro (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / Punish Me Tomorrow (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / I Never Got Over You (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning (Carl & Pearl BUTLER) / Don't Call Me From A Honky Tonk (Johnny & Jonie MOSBY) / Trouble In My Arms (Johnny & Jonie MOSBY) / Who's Been Cheatin' Who (Johnny & Jonie MOSBY) / Keep Those Cards And Letters Coming (Johnny & Jonie MOSBY) / How The Other Half Lives (Johnny & Jonie MOSBY)
02/2006 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16699 (GER) I WOULDN'T CHANGE YOU IF I COULD - Carl BUTLER & The WEBSTER BROTHERS - That's All Right / I'll Go Steppin' Too / Kisses Don't Lie / I Wouldn't Change You If I Could / Till The End Of The World Rolls 'Round / It's All Left Up To You / Glory Mountain / That Great Eternal Singing / Seven Years Blues / Road Of Broken Hearts / Looking Through The Windows Of Heaven / Angel Band / Hallelujah, We Shall Rise! / Walking In God's Sunshine / Your Wedding Day / If I Could Spend My Heartaches / It's My Sin / Borrowed Love / Where We Never Grow Old / Somebody Touched Me / Only One Heart / Watching The Clock (Tick The Hours Away) / River Of Tears / Cry You Fool Cry / Your Cold Heart Told Me No / I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome / Jealous Heart / Nothing I'd Rather Do / So Close / If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time)

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