Ron Butler (guitarist)
Ron Butler is a Jamaican guitarist, notable for his association and work with several reggae bands and artists including The Wailers and Israel Vibration, Morgan Heritage, Glen Washington, Steel Pulse, Eek-A-Mouse and Denroy Morgan. Anthony B, Slightly Stoopid and more.
He should not be confused with Ronnie Butler & The Ramblers or Ron Butler, musician/actor from the Bahamas.
Butler has been a professional musician for approximately 30 years and studied Jazz and Commercial Music at Five Towns College in New York.
Ron Butler played all the guitar parts on Denroy Morgan's hit, "I'll Do Anything For You" from the album by the same name as well as "Happy Feeling" and "Sweet Tender Love" from the same album. His first release was with The Naturals (Funky Rasta). Israel Vibration's Fighting Soldiers. Eek-a-Nomics by the one and only Eek a Mouse. Revival by the Congos and many more roots and dancehall recordings.
Ron Butler's tone and versatility make him one of the most talented guitarists in the world of reggae.
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Butler also had a minor role in the movie "The Color Purple" as the bassist in the "Juke Joint" and also performed on two songs on the soundtrack. He last performed with Israel Vibrations as a member of the backing band "Roots Radics".