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Fantasy Years
Betty Everett
Fantasy Years
Genres: Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Betty Everett
Title: Fantasy Years
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fantasy
Release Date: 10/3/1995
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Oldies, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025218243926

CD Reviews

Bradly Briggs | TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA | 09/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Betty Everett was a trailblazing great singer who hit big in the mid-sixties with classics such as "You're No Good" and "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)" and these great original versions are the definitive versions!! Following these fiery masterful performances were other classic songs but the music industry started slotting artists more and more and put Betty into the "Black Soul Music" mold and this plus a bankrupt record label and poor promotion placed commercial limitations on her brilliant career which must have been incredibly confusing and frustrating for a great singer who was putting out so much quality work! Betty tried and tried but by the time these peerless sessions were made the music industry had gone further into the direction of musical segregation plus now was mainly playing bland "singer-songwriters" and many wonderful singers such as Betty Everett were lost in this bleak musically uninspired period. But for anyone who loves a truly legendary singer at her absolute peak will love this diverse brilliant collection of songs with awesome productions that include production greats such as Johnny "Guitar" Watson, David Axelrod, Willie Mitchell, Calvin Carter, Gene and Billy Page, with arrangements by the previous mentioned and Donny Hathaway!!! Musicians read like the who's who in the music world such as greats like Joe Sample, Ray Parker Jr, Johnny "Guitar" Watson,(who does alot of mean guitar licks here-especially in the blues masterpiece "Who Will The Next Fool Be" and the rocking athem "I'm Your Friend"!)and with background vocals by Marti McCall, Jackie Ward, Carolyn Willis, and Edna Wright with a full string and horn section!!! Wow...add to all of this brilliant vocals from Betty and you have one of the really brilliant collections of a lifetime. Sadly Betty Everett is no longer with us but left behind this glorious collection where the listener is taken into the depths of her beautiful soul...Don't miss this awesome collection or "The Shoop Shoop Song:It's In His Kiss" 25 Greatest Hits VJ Records Collection while they are still available...this satisfies the soul with sublime vocal beauty...Thank you Betty Everett and rest in peace"
I Just Gotta Tell Somebody
Eddie L. Morrow | | 12/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've always been a fan of Betty Everett. She's from my hometown in the state of MS. The cd Betty Everett:The Fantasy Years is a "MUST HAVE" for fans of pop,r&b, soul,jazz & country music. This lady can do it all. After you hear this you will surely purchase the others on the page. Whenever I'm playing my cd (s), some person always ask "who's singing that?" The peoples choice on this cd are: "BE ANYTHING (BUT BE MINE)" "THINGS I SAY TO HIS SHOULDERS" "WONDERING" "HAPPY ENDING" I promise you it will be a happy ending when you're done with this cd. Ms Everett, if you should read this review, please get back into the studio. My friends and I tried it and we did like it."
What a surprise | McLeansboro,Il | 09/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great singer from the old VeeJay days.Her voice is great.Let the powers that be let Miss Everette and Jerry Butler sing duets again.IT is in her voice !"