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Soul 4 Real New Release - Bettye Swann (S4R16)


Soul 4 Real New Release - Bettye Swann (S4R16) magazine cover


Bettye Swann’s heart has been broken lots of times; we know this because we’ve heard it break on many of her records. Bettye’s voice captures these moments perfectly, her delivery is soft and sensitive, almost country, giving it a realness that you can almost touch.

The most exquisite mix of warmth and sweetness wraps around the vulnerable sound, whilst a gentle quiver in her throat amplifies the pain of heartbreak. It’s a wonderfully potent combination that has been felt by soul music lovers all over the world.

These two tracks were shamefully left discarded in a Nashville tape vault for over 40 years. Both sides showcase the magnificence of Bettye’s vocals, but also highlight the fact that, despite a catalogue of consistently brilliant recordings, she achieved only moderate success and was somehow denied the superstar status that such a voice should command. My heart breaks for anyone who has never had the joy of hearing her sing.





Presented in a beautiful picture cover laminated 7" designed by Jordi Duró. Liner notes by Tats Taylor.

𝗣𝗥𝗘 𝗢𝗥𝗗𝗘𝗥 𝗡𝗢𝗪 for 24th September 2021

13 euros + postage as it follows:

1 to 5 copies: 6,80 euros UK & Europe

1 to 5 copies: 2,50 euros Spain

1 to 5 copies: 10,45 euros USA & rest of the world

𝗣𝗮𝘆𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗯𝘆 𝗣𝗔𝗬𝗣𝗔𝗟 𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 & 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆:


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Bettye could sing the phone directory and bring it to life. Her version of This old heart of mine is just sublime. One of THE great cover versions of ANY song.

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