Betty Everett

Genres: R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul 60s female vocalists oldies northern soul pop funk rhythm and blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Artist Compilations: Jerry Butler & Betty Everett
Links online: Lyrics VIAF Wikipedia

Biography

23 November 1939, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 August 2001, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA. Having moved to Chicago in the late 50s, R&B/soul singer Everett recorded unsuccessfully for several local labels, including Cobra, C.J. and One-derful, and briefly sang lead with the all-male group the Daylighters. Her hits came soon after signing to Vee Jay Records where ‘You’re No Good’ (1963) and ‘The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)’ (1964) established her pop/soul style. A duet with Jerry Butler, ‘Let It Be Me’ (1964), consolidated this position, but her finest moment came with ‘Getting Mighty Crowded’, a punchy Van McCoy song. Her influence spread to the beat groups in the UK and groups such as the Swinging Blue Jeans, the Spencer Davis Group and the Hollies all covered songs she recorded. Her career faltered on Vee Jay’s collapse in 1966, and an ensuing interlude at ABC Records was unproductive, despite...

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