News for North Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Jerry Butler

Nicknamed "The Iceman, " because of his cool singing style, Jerry Butler, the soulful crooner and founding member of The Impressions still performs. But he's also an elected official -- a Cook County Commissioner. His memoir Only the Strong Survive -- Memoir of a Soul Survivor has just been published and a collection of his hits newly released. From rural Mississippi to Chicago, music maker to politician. NPR's Cheryl Corley has this profile.

Copyright 2000 NPR