Archive for the 'Bettye Swann' Category

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Best known for the 1967 bubblegum soul hit, “Make Me Yours”, Bettye Swann was born one of a family of fourteen children in Shreveport, Louisiana. Her impassioned vocals (just ever so slightly off-kilter) bring to mind the kindred spirit of another somewhat overlooked trailblazer: Wendy Rene. A bold statement, perhaps, but dig this: Swann’s 1969 […]

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Get off yer horse and check out a few samples from volume one of the two-volume Dirty Laundry compilation that rounds up a collection of black country-soul nuggets, both covers and originals (James Brown covering Hank Williams, anyone?), from the sixties and seventies. Thanks to mr. Ryan for the turn-on. Download: MP3: Bettye LaVette :: […]