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Soul heaven, and magnificently comprehensive: the Northern anthem in amongst Chicago riches like top-notch Curtis songs you may not have heard and stone classics getting their first run out. Jerry’s younger bro.

First in a series of reissues of this great soul singer and fine Southern label. These from 1966-71, recorded in Memphis and Muscle Shoals.

Tracks from a career of more than forty years, several rare or unissued. The pianist/composer/arranger/producer in collaborations with Captain Beefheart, The Monkees, Frankie Laine and The Tubes, amongst others.

1965-67 recordings for John Dolphin’s Los Angeles label, including — amongst numerous original compositions by Bettye — the classic chart-topper Make Me Yours.

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