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Legendary Jamaican pianist Harold Butler will be honoured by the government of Jamaica for his contribution to the development of Jamaican music!
Butler, who is now in his late 50s will receive the Order of Distinction at the King’s House for the National Awards and Honours ceremony. The talented musician, composer and arranger worked with greats in the 70s like Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Beres Hammond, Cynthia Schloss and Jimmy Cliff.
He’s the writer of hit songs like Hammond’s “One Step Ahead,” and “Got to Get away,” “Schloss’ Forever” and Ernest Wilson’s “Let Love Be Your Righthand Man.”
He also worked on Bunny’s “Blackheart Man” and “Equal Rights” by Peter Tosh.
Sadly Butler started suffering with psychological problems about 10 years ago which has curtailed his career.
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