Short Stories (download)


In original songs rooted in the blues and classic R&B, Butler sketches life’s lessons, loves and losses with imagination, humor, and truth. Produced and arranged by Joël Dilley, with horn arrangements by Al Gomez of the West Side Horns.

“Bett Butler…takes us on a jazz journey that blends a host of styles into a sound that is meticulously constructed, both musically and lyrically….Her poetry and vision, combined with keyboard prowess and sterling vocalizations, amuse and entertain track after track….This CD is a sheer joy.” ––Robert Lindquist, Singer Magazine

Featuring Louis Bustos (sax); Bett Butler (vocals, piano); Cecil Carter (flügelhorn, piano); Bobdog Catlin (slide guitar); (Richard Diaz de Leon (guitar); Joël Dilley (bass, keyboard); Al Gomez (trumpet); Junior Medina (drums); Gib Wharton (guitar, pedal steel)


  1. Bubba’s Inconvenience Store
  2. Let’s Talk It Over
  3. Tell Me What It Is
  4. A Hundred Tears From Now
  5. I Saw You On the Street Today
  6. Swear It On the Bible
  7. Angels
  8. How Special Are the Few
  9. Down So Long
  10. Do It Right
  11. Butterfly

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