Jonathan Butler Biography

Jonathan Butler whose full name is Jonathan Kenneth Butler was born on 10th October 1961 in Athlone, Cape Town in South Africa. He is a singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Jonathan Butler Career

Jonathan Butler began his career at the age of 7 and released his first album in 1973. His first single was the first by a black artist played by white radio stations in the racially segregated South Africa and earned a Sarie Award.

He began touring at the age of seven when he joined a travelling stage show, and was later signed up to perform on a string of hit recordings, turning him into a local teen idol.

In 1978 he joined Cape Town’s best known jazz/rock outfit, Pacific Express. Two albums were recorded with the Express personnel, and some Pacific Express songs were later released on the 1988 7th Avenue album.

In 1977 he was signed to Jive Records and in the early 1980s he moved to the United Kingdom, where he remained for seventeen years. His international breakthrough came in 1987 with his Grammy-nominated hit single, “Lies” which reached #25 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, and his cover version of the Staple Singers song “If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)”, which he performed with Ruby Turner. His single “Lies”, also reached the UK Official Singles Chart, peaking at number 18, spending 12 weeks, in total, in the Top 100.

Jonathan Butler Songs

  • Sarah Sarah
  • Falling In Love With Jesus
  • I Stand on Your Word
  • We Need You Lord
  • Take Good Care of Me
  • Love Songs, Candlelight and You
  • I Know He Cares
  • No Higher Calling
  • No Woman No Cry
  • Living My Dream
  • Song for Elizabeth
  • So Strong
  • I’m on My Knees
  • It’s Already There
  • Dancing on the Shore
  • Sing Me Your Love Song
  • Lost to Love
  • Grace and Mercy
  • You Got to Believe in Something
  • Barenese
  • Gonna Lift You Up
  • I Love To Worship
  • I Need You To Survive
  • When We Pray
  • Give It Up to God
  • If I Ever Lose This Heaven
  • Lies
  • Baby Please Don’t Take It
  • Heal Our Land
  • Avia / For My Baby
  • We Love To Praise Your Name
  • It’s So Hard to Let You Go

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