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Ronnie Butler releases his greatest hits

  • As a part of The Bahamas’ 40th independence celebrations, Ronnie Butler’s “Greatest Hits” CD will be released on Monday, July 1. The digital album will be available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and Google Music Store for $9.99. TNG FILE PHOTO


Published: Jun 28, 2013

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Music pioneer and icon Ronnie Butler has penned, performed and recorded many widely popular songs that have come to define indigenous Bahamian music.

As a part of The Bahamas’ 40th independence celebrations, Butler’s “Greatest Hits” CD will be released on Monday, July 1. The digital album will be available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and Google Music Store for $9.99.

For the first time in over 50 years, fans living abroad will be able to purchase a complete Ronnie Butler album online. The digital release features 13 of the legend's greatest hits including "Burma Road", "Age Ain't Nuttin But a Number" and "Bahama Rock" plus two bonus tracks, the popular "Look What You Do" and an early recording of traditional calypso tune “Big Bamboo.”

Ronnie's greatest work, spanning over 15 records, will finally be available on one must-have album. For 10 years, starting in 1973, he played Ronnie's Rebel Room at the Anchorage Hotel. Many of the same hit songs featured on the digital album were performed in front of audiences from around the world. Some have also been featured in films including the Tyler Perry movie “Why Did I Get Married Too.”

Distribution for Butler's music, known for its Goombay, Calypso, Latin, soul and Junkanoo fusion, has evolved alongside music technology, making the shift from physical CD units to electronic albums.

“Greatest Hits” is the ultimate collector's item, Bahamian music album and independence soundtrack. The digital album booklet can be downloaded from getmusicpro.com/new_releases.

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