An expert negotiator, he went to bat for stars as big as James Brown and Muddy Waters, but he also clawed back royalties for countless forgotten artists who’d never gotten their due.
“Shoop Shoop” singer had hits prior to her most famous song
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Crunchy grunge-pop and monolithic metal out of Chicago, Cook County Commissioner Jerry Butler’s soul-man past, reviews of TVOTR and Chalk Circles, DeRogatis’s bad mood, and more
Jerry “Iceman” Butler was an A-list soul singer, playing with Curtis Mayfield and Otis Redding. Today, he mulls taxes and health care as the longest-serving member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
At today’s Cook County Board meeting, Todd Stroger and allies argued that increased spending will help balance the budget.