The Money Recordings

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
All of the material known to exist by Bettye Swann in the vaults of the Money label is found on this 24-track compilation. It has all of her 1965-1968 singles for the company, as well as a few songs released on her 1967 Make Me Yours LP, and nine previously unreleased tracks two of which are just remixes, half a dozen of which are alternate versions. It's satisfactory, but not thrilling, mid-level soul, shaded a little toward the mainstream Motowny pop-soul side of things, though not overbearingly so. Swann did write most of her material, yet there wasn't much particularly striking or inadequate about her songs and vocals. Even non-intense soul listeners would have ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
All of the material known to exist by Bettye Swann in the vaults of the Money label is found on this 24-track compilation. It has all of her 1965-1968 singles for the company, as well as a few songs released on her 1967 Make Me Yours LP, and nine previously unreleased tracks two of which are just remixes, half a dozen of which are alternate versions. It's satisfactory, but not thrilling, mid-level soul, shaded a little toward the mainstream Motowny pop-soul side of things, though not overbearingly so. Swann did write most of her material, yet there wasn't much particularly striking or inadequate about her songs and vocals. Even non-intense soul listeners would have little trouble placing the material in the 1966-1967 time frame, so much is it like the standard soul fare of the era. Once in a while, particularly on the slightly earlier-sounding cuts, there are hints of a gutsier and more satisfyingly bluesier bent, as on "The Heartache Is Gone," "What Can It Be," and especially "I Will Not Cry." "Lonely Love," though a 1967 single, has the slight girl-group flavor more associated with some soul records from circa 1964, as does the previously unissued "The Dance Is Over."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2001
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667219723
  • Catalog Number: 197
  • Sales rank: 58,448

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bettye Swann Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Rob Keyloch Remixing
Nick Robbins Mastering
Peter Gibbon Liner Notes
Sunny Skylar Composer
Bettye Jean Champion Composer
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