Posted in Music Research, South African Music

Please Stay – Jonathan Butler

Raj wrote:

Hi, on which album can I find the above song.

Brian replied:

Jonathan Butler had a hit with ‘Please Stay’ (a cover of The Drifters 1961 hit) in 1975 when he was only about 13 or 14 years old.

The song went to number 2 on the Springbok Radio Charts.

It is currently available on the following CDs:

The Best Of SA Pop volume 3

Cape Town Party

Author:

Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including www.rock.co.za which he founded in 1999.

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