Bettye Swann

Betty Jean Champion

Also known as B. Swan, B. Swann, Betty Swan, Betty Swann, Bettye Jean Champion, Bettye Swan, Swann

Discography of Bettye Swann:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Bettye Swann 22 Audio 2004 Capitol Records
2 Rythm & Blues 2 Audio 1967 CBS
3 I Think I'm Falling In Love / Don't Take My Mind 2 Audio 1967 Money Records (2)
4 Make Me Yours 2 Audio 1967-04-00 Money Records (2)
5 (My Heart Is) Closed For The Season 2 Audio 1968 Capitol Records
6 Fall In Love With Me / The Heartache Is Gone 2 Audio 1974 Abet
7 Bettye Swann 22 Audio 2004 Honest Jon's Records
8 Fall In Love With Me / Lonely Love 2 Audio 1967 Money Records (2)
9 Bettye Swann 22 Audio 2004 Honest Jon's Records
10 Kiss My Love Goodbye / I'm So Happy 2 Audio Atlantic
11 Victim Of A Foolish Heart / Cold Day (In Hell) 2 Audio 1972 Atlantic
12 Storybook Children 2 Audio 1975 Atlantic
13 Till I Get It Right / Yours Until Tomorrow 2 Audio 1973 Atlantic
14 Today I Started Loving You Again / I'd Rather Go Blind 2 Audio 1972 Atlantic
15 Make Me Yours / I Will Not Cry 2 Audio 1974-12-00 Contempo-Raries
16 Make Me Yours 12 Audio 1993 Collectables
17 Storybook Children 2 Audio 1975 Big Tree Records
18 The Money Recordings 24 Audio 2001 Kent Records
19 Time To Say Goodbye 2 Audio 1974 Atlantic
20 Victim Of A Foolish Heart / Cold Day (In Hell) 2 Audio 1972 Atlantic
21 (My Heart Is) Closed For The Season 2 Audio 1968 Capitol Records
22 Fall In Love With Me / The Heartache Is Gone 2 Audio 1974 Abet
23 Angel Of The Morning / No Faith No Love 2 Audio 1969 Capitol Records
24 (My Heart Is) Closed For The Season / Don't Touch Me 2 Audio 1968 Capitol Records
25 Victim Of A Foolish Heart / Cold Day (In Hell) 2 Audio 1972 Atlantic
26 Nobody But Me / The Dance Is Over 4 Audio 2006 Kent Select
27 Today I Started Loving You Again 4 Audio Atlantic
28 All The Way In Or All The Way Out 2 Audio 1975 Atlantic
29 Heading In The Right Direction 2 Audio 1976 Atlantic
30 Storybook Children / Just As Sure 2 Audio 1975 Big Tree Records
31 Tell It Like It Is 17 Audio 1986 Stateside
32 Make Me Yours 2 Audio 1972 Abet
33 Make Me Yours / Fall In Love With Me 2 Audio Hi-Oldies Records
34 I'm Just Living A Lie 2 Audio Fame (3)
35 Don't Look Back / You Gave Me Love 2 Audio 1967 Money Records (2)
36 I Want Sunday Back Again / Kiss My Love Goodbye 2 Audio 2012 Go Ahead Records (3)
37 Little Things Mean A Lot 2 Audio Capitol Records
38 I Think 'M Falling In Love / Don't Take My Mind 2 Audio 1967 Money Records (2)
39 Till I Get It Right (Mono/Stereo) 2 Audio 1973 Atlantic
40 Today I Started Loving You Again / I'd Rather Go Blind 2 Audio 1972 Atlantic
41 Bettye Swann 22 Audio 2004 Astralwerks
42 Bettye Swann 22 Audio 2004 Capitol Records
43 Make Me Yours 12 Audio 1973 Abet
44 Make Me Yours / Here I Stand 2 Audio 1980 Collectables
45 (My Heart Is) Closed For The Season / Don't Touch Me 2 Audio 1968 Capitol Records
46 Victim Of A Foolish Heart / Cold Day (In Hell) 2 Audio 1972 Atlantic
47 Don't Wait Too Long / I Can't Stop Loving You 2 Audio 1973 Abet
48 Make Me Yours 12 Audio 1967 Money Records (2)
49 Today I Started Loving You Again / I'd Rather Go Blind 2 Audio 1973 Atlantic
50 Make Me Yours 2 Audio 1967 CBS


Best known for her 1967 R&B chart-topper "Make Me Yours," Southern soul chanteuse Bettye Swann was born Betty Jean Champion in Shreveport, Louisiana on October 24, 1944.

She first surfaced during the early 1960s as a member of the Fawns before mounting a solo career in 1964 with the Carolyn Franklin-penned "Don't Wait Too Long," the first of a series of Arthur Wright-produced singles for the independent Los Angeles label Money. "The Man That Said No" and "The Heartache Is Gone" followed in 1965, and two years later, Swann returned with the gorgeous "Make Me Yours," which also served as the title for her first full-length LP. 1967 saw the release of three more Money singles -- "Fall in Love With Me," "Don't Look Back," and "I Think I'm Falling in Love" -- while the next year heralded a leap to major label Capitol for "My Heart Is Closed for the Season." The follow-up, "Don't Touch Me," was the first single released from Swann's second long-player, The Soul View Now; Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me? followed in 1969, highlighted by the minor hit "Little Things Mean a Lot." After a one-off single for Fame, 1971's "I'm Just Living a Lie," Swann landed at Atlantic; her label debut, "Victim of a Foolish Heart," cracked the R&B Top 20 in 1972, and was revived over three decades later by blue-eyed soul upstart Joss Stone. Her next Atlantic effort, "I'd Rather Go Blind," was notable in large part for its B-side, a reading of Merle Haggard's "Today I Started Loving You Again," that proved Swann a superb interpreter of country-soul -- 1973's "Yours Until Tomorrow" was backed by another Nashville cover, this time Tammy Wynette's "Til I Get It Right." In 1974, she made a return to the lower rungs of the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Boy Next Door" -- the flip side, "Kiss My Love Goodbye," found Swann operating firmly in Philly soul territory, its slick, urbane production courtesy of the Young Professionals team of LeBaron Taylor, Phil Hurtt, and Tony Bell. With 1975's "All the Way In or All the Way Out" she again enjoyed minor chart success, but subsequent recording sessions are undocumented, and Swann eventually faded from sight.


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