Saturday, December 7, 2019

Betty Everett - Discography

Betty Everett

Betty Everett sang gospel growing up in Greenwood, MS, before relocating to Chicago and moving into secular music. She began recording for Cobra in 1958, then joined Vee-Jay in the early '60s and started to land hit records. Her original version of "You're No Good," though sung with fire and verve, didn't make much impact until it was turned into a number one pop hit by Linda Ronstadt in 1975. Her next single, "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," was her first major release, peaking at number six pop in 1964. Her next success was the duet "Let It Be Me" with Jerry Butler, a soul version of the Everly Brothers tune that reached number five R&B that same year. Everett's finest song as a solo act was 1969's "There'll Come a Time," which reached number two on the R&B charts and also cracked the pop Top 30 at number 26. Everett was now on Uni, where she remained until 1970. She continued recording for Fantasy until 1974 and made one other record for United Artists in 1978. A comeback performance for the 2000 PBS special Doo Wop 51 was her last public appearance; she died at her Wisconsin home in August 2001.

Born: November 23, 1939 - Died: August 17, 2001


puw said...

Thanks for the 7 albums :) There's not much available elsewhere TBH, so much appreciated.

Paul said...

There'll Come a Time is another of those 60s albums that is on par with the best of the era but managed to fly under the radar.

Ozzieguy said...

Hello puw
>Thanks for the 7 albums :) There's not much available elsewhere TBH, so much appreciated.

Wow, that is unreal as this lady had such a beautiful melodic voice and such great talent. Am glad that you dropped by to inform me of that.
Many thanls


Ozzieguy said...

Hi Paul,
Yes mate There'll Come a Time is a truly great album and probably my favourites of Betty.

Hope that you are enjoying our oldies stuff mate :-)


puw said...

Yes, she's an incredible talent, just like Betty LaVette, Betty Swan, Barbara Mason, Barbara Lewis and of course Barbara Lynn (Don't get me started on the C's, D's etc lol).

But I feel that back in the day, they "paired" these incredible female artists with BIG name male artists and they got stuck with that label, not being given the chance to be as big if not bigger stars in their own right.

I'm just glad that the likes of the Kent reissuing catalogue (Ace Records) digs deep into the vaults and finds these gems, to show and rewrite history as well as giving us the chance to discover what otherwise would be lost :)

Anonymous said...

Would there be a chance of re-posting Betty Everette.....

Your considerations are much appreciated. And you have a very special blog....just outstanding.

Private Beach said...

Since you mention Bettye Lavette, any chance of you featuring her discography? Unlike most of the great soul singers, she is still releasing excellent albums today.