Gifted Bettye Swann

Gifted Bettye Swann

Gifted Bettye Swann

Gifted Bettye Swann

Bettye Swann

Betty Barton (birthed Betty Jean Champion, October 24, 1944), much better understood by the name Bettye Swann, is a retired American vocalist. She is best understood for her 1967 hit track “Make Me Yours”.
Bettye Swan
Birth name
Betty Jean Champion
Likewise referred to as
Betty Barton
October 24, 1944 (age 72)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Years energetic


She was

birthed in Shreveport, Louisiana, among 14 youngsters. She matured in Arcadia, Louisiana, and also relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1963. Although some resources specify that she remained in a singing team referred to as The Fawns that taped for Money Records in 1964, she has actually refuted this, stating that she sang with a triad in Arcadia by that name.In 1964, she began a solo vocal singing job, transforming her name to Bettye Swann at the motivating of regional DJ Al Scott, that became her supervisor. After a small hit with the self-penned “Don’t Wait Too Long”, her large innovation included “Make Me Yours”, which covered the Billboard R&B graphes in July 1967 as well as made # 21 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1968, she divided with Scott, transferred to Georgia, won a brand-new agreement with Capitol Records, and also had actually an additional struck in 1969 with her cover of the Jeannie Seely struck “Don’t Touch Me” (# 14 R&B, # 38 Hot 100).
In 1972, she moved to Atlantic Records and also had a number of small hits with “Victim of a Foolish Heart” (later on covered by Joss Stone) and also Merle Haggard’s “Today I Started Loving You Again”. After leaving Money Records she lived momentarily in Athens, Georgia. She remained to tape up until the mid-1970s, yet with little industrial success. Her last public efficiency remained in 1980, the year her other half and also supervisor, George Barton, died.She later on transformed her name to Betty Barton, started functioning as an instructor in the Las Vegas location, and also came to be a Jehovah’s Witness. She is currently retired and also, according to a 2005 meeting, deals with a degenerative spine condition.In 2015, numerous aspects from her 1974 recording “Kiss My Love Goodbye “were tasted in the Galantis solitary” Peanut Butter Jelly “. Discography Cds * 1967: Make MeYours(Money

)* 1969

: The Soul View Now(Capitol) -R&B # 48 * 1969: Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me(Capitol)* 1990: Sweet Dreams(Capitol)* 2001: The Money Recordings(Kent )* 2004: Bettye Swann (Astralwerks/Honest Jon’s) * 2014: The Complete Atlantic Recordings )( Rhino)* 2015: The Very Best of
Bettye Swann (Kent)Singles Year Title Graph settings
United States United States R&B 1965 “Don’t Wait Too Long”131 27 1967” Make Me

Yours”21 1″Fall in

with Me”67 36 1969″ Don’t Touch Me “38 14″Angel of the Morning”109–“Don’t You Ever Get Tired (of Hurting Me)
“102– 1970″
Little Things Mean a Lot”
114– 1972″Victim of a Foolish Heart”
1973″‘Til I Get It Right”
— 88″
Today I Started Loving You Again “46 26 1974″
Door”– 71 1976″
Way In or All the Way Out”
— 83


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