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Bettye Swann

John Abbey, Blues & Soul, June 1972

WE'VE SAID it before and we'll no doubt say it again – Britain's soul fans are far more loyal to their favourite girl singers than to their male counterparts. Names such as Irma Thomas, Doris Duke, Margie Joseph and Betty Harris live on in our minds simply on the strength of past successes, that survive as true Soul classics.

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