George "Wild Child" Butler

Singer, Musical Artist

1936 – 2005

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Who was George "Wild Child" Butler?

George "Wild Child" Butler was an American blues guitarist, harmonica player, and vocalist.

Butler was born in Hernando, Mississippi, or Autuagaville, Alabama, United States, and began playing blues music in bands from the late 1950s, but it was not until 1966 that he began to receive notice, after moving to Chicago and signing with Jewel Records. His early sessions were recorded with Willie Dixon, Cash McCall and Jimmy Dawkins as sidemen. He recorded an album for Mercury Records in 1969.

In 1981, Butler moved to Ontario, Canada, where he played regularly. In the 1990s, he began recording with record producer Mike Vernon in England, which resulted in two albums released on Bullseye Blues.

Butler died on March 1, 2005 in Windsor, Ontario, of a pulmonary embolism, at the age of 68.

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Born
Oct 1, 1936
Hernando
Also known as
  • Butler, George "Wild Child"
  • Wild Child Butler
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Died
Mar 1, 2005
Windsor

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on July 23, 2013

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