Bettye Swann Bettye Swann

Music On Vinyl
31st May 2024

Format Info

2xLP - black vinyl

Soul artist Bettye Swann was born in Shreveport, USA on October 24, 1944 and spent her first nineteen years in Louisiana. She moved to California and signed a deal with Money Records, recording her breakthrough hit “Make Me Yours” in 1967, which is still her biggest selling record. After the contract expired, she signed to Capitol Records and teamed up with producer Wayne Shuler and recorded a R&B version of Hank Cochran’s country song “Don’t Touch Me”.

On this comprehensive self-titled double album, compiled by Mark Ainley, classic songs such as “Tell Me Like It Is”, “Stand By Your Man”,  “(My Heart Is) Closed For The Season”, “Willie & Laura Mae Jones” plus 18 heartfelt soul songs showcase Bettye’s unique voice.

Bettye Swann is available as a 2LP and includes an insert with liner notes written by Tim Tooher.