Artie Butler is one of the most respected composers and arrangers in the music business. He has been involved in every phase of the music industry: composing, arranging, conducting, producing, supervising and playing. He has arranged over seventy-five hit records and played on hundreds of other recordings. He has been awarded over 60 gold and platinum albums. His arrangement and featured piano work on the hit record “Feelin’ Alright” by Joe Cocker remains a true Classic in American pop music and rock & roll.
I can recall the fun times I had on many of the recording sessions as well as the unbelievably emotional moments that I experienced with them through the music. Some of these great artists are no longer with us, but their music really does live on. I never ever thought that the recordings that I was part of would be around all these years later.
Part of the lyric to my song “Here’s To Life” says:
"I’ve had my share .. drank my fill ..
and even though I’m satisfied I’m hungry still ....
to see what’s down another road .. beyond a hill … and do it all again"
That says it all for me. That’s exactly how I feel. There is so much more to do. To me music can be an audible scrapbook of your life. I associate certain recordings with specific events and people who have been in my life at some point. Perhaps as you read about and hear some of these songs, they will bring back some nice memories for you, just as they do me. Thanks for visiting my website.
“Artie Butler has been making my music sound great for over 35 years. Honestly, I don’t know where his great talent comes from because I’ve never, ever seen or been with anyone like him. His composing and arranging are unmatched. Working with Artie has been an honor and a privilege for me. I know I would not have the music career I have today without him.” – Barry Manilow
“Artie Butler is one of the most gifted arrangers in the music business. I had the pleasure of working with him many times. You can hear his beautiful arrangements on my recordings of “Laughter In The Rain,” “The Immigrant,” “The Hungry Years” and many more. We remain close friends to this day. He is also one of the funniest people I know.” – Neil Sedaka
“In my lifetime I am glad there is an Artie Butler. He has enriched my musical world extensively.” – Shirley Horn
“What else can be said about Artie Butler? Artie and I go back to my very first recording sessions. He is without a doubt, one of the most musical people that I know, and one of the nicest human beings as well. I think of Artie as an artist, but what I hold dearest to my heart, is I think of Artie as a “friend.” If you have the opportunity to work with him, you are definitely in for a musical treat.” – Dionne Warwick
“If you want to hear beautiful music – and laugh your ass off at the same time call Artie Butler” – Leiber & Stoller
“Artie Butler has mastered the art of arranging in good taste and style for a singer. He can do it for me anytime. We will work together again and again and again.” – Peggy Lee
“Artie Butler writes melodies that you can sing after you hear them the first time. Isn’t that what it’s all about? His melodies and his arrangements come right from his huge heart.” – Sammy Cahn
“Artie Butler is a wonderful arranger, a fine musician and a unique soul.” – Phil Ramone
“Artie Butler’s arrangements made it possible for me to do things musically that I never even thought I could do. I also love so much of his work with many of the other people he has worked with. He makes me better. I love you, Artie.” – Tony Danza
“Artie Butler is my friend. He is hilariously funny and a joy to be with. I put him in the same league as Don Costa, Nelson Riddle, and Dave Gruisin when it comes to writing for a singer. He is one of the great arrangers!” – Andy Williams
“Artie Butler is a great musical arranger and composer. I know when he is in charge of my music, I do not have to worry. In addition, he is one of the funniest men I have ever met. Listen folks, if there is anything I know it’s comedy. Artie and I have spent many nights together on the road and at dinner parties at his house. He absolutely breaks me up. He should have been me, but I got there first.” – Milton Berle