|Swann, Bettye / Bettye Swann|
|Add Date:||2004-12-05||Pull Date:||2005-02-06|
|Week Ending:||30 Jan||23 Jan||16 Jan||9 Jan||26 Dec||19 Dec||12 Dec|
|1.||Feb 25, 2010:||The Value Machine |
Stand By Your Man
|4.||Jan 21, 2005:||No Cover, No Minimum |
You're Up to Your Old Tricks
|2.||Jan 21, 2010:||The Machine Stops |
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
|5.||Jan 11, 2005:||Storytime! |
Little Things Mean a Lot
|3.||Jan 26, 2005:||Mr. Sparkle's Epic Soundtrack Challenge |
You're Up to Your Same Old Tricks Again
|6.||Jan 08, 2005:||Blues Marathon 2005 |
Willie & Laura Mae Jones
Bettye Swann "Bettye Swann" – Wow!!! This is some amazing soul sister singing! Bettye has got a great smoky sexy voice that is so intimate and personal. All her songs (even the covers) sound so personal as if she's been there and knows how all this pain feels like, yet she comes across as really hopeful. Similar in style to Candi Staton, Laura Lee, and Betty LaVette. The music is all with a full band including guitar, bass, drums, piano, organ, and a big horn section. Some songs are a bit more funky, some have country flavors, a little gospel here and there, and of course plenty of soul. All tracks are excellent so just pick one out and play it!|
My Picks: 1, 5, 10, 13, 19, 20
Katie P. 11/22/04
1)Dragging midtempo with a full band. Nice lowdown groove. Kind of pleading tone but feels a little light and hopeful. Nice horn arrangements.
2)Laid back groover. With horns and xylophone. Sad and a little angry. Lyrics about getting rid of the person who hurt you.
3)Solid midtempo with a bit of a bounce. Lots of backup vocals. Nice! Happy feeling song with sad lyrics.
4)Starts with slow midtempo horns. Bitter and sad ballad. Great lyrics.
5)Piano starts this off. Nice and slow that builds to a peak and then lets you down nicely. Beautiful!!
6)Horns kick it off to a slower midtempo stroll. Guitar has some country slide flavors and the horns are really up front on this one.
7)Slow dragging swing. Nice organ and twangy guitar. Builds to a big horn section. Wanting someone you can't have.
8)Fades in with quiet guitar fingering. Slow ballad that builds with piano and horns. Great intimate cover of this song.
9)Slow midtempo swing. Piano and guitar with horn backups. Nice vocal backups too. Sad lyrics with a somewhat upbeat feel to the music.
10)Horns kick it off with piano. Midtempo sassy groove. Great lyrics that are just so tough.
11)Midtempo walk. Nice horns throughout. Nice lyrics – if you doubt me then we've got no love.
12)Guitar and piano in a laid back midtempo groover. A little angry.
13)Faster midtempo with a bit of a funky groove to it. Nice horn hits. Fun.
14)Horns kick it off to a nice solid midtempo. Funky bass line. Has a bit of a gospel feel to it too.
15)Slower midtempo with a bit of an epic ballad feel.
16)Slow swinging ballad. Nice cover. Guitar has a bit of a country feel.
17)Bluesy piano starts off the slow midtempo swinging number. Nice cover of this.
18)Faster midtempo with nice piano and horns. Nice funky cover of this one. Wow! It almost sounds completely different even though it's not that far off from the original.
19)Funky lowdown groove. Midtempo. Nice!!
20)Wow! Lowdown swampy groover. Solid midtempo. Singing about good times.
21)Slower midtempo with piano and guitar. Crazy cover! Was this Juice Newton? It's hard to believe such an AM radio classic could sound this good.
22)Solid midtempo walk with plenty of horns. Nice backup "ah-ahs” on this.