Monday, December 8, 2014

It's Getting Mighty Crowded...

Best known for her '64 hit The Shoop Shoop Song, in the same year Betty Everett also released the wonderful Getting Mighty Crowded. Born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi, she was nine years old when she began singing and playing piano in church but it was not until 1963, when she signed with the Vee-Jay label, that she achieved wider success. Getting Mighty Crowded appeared the following year and cemented itself as a firm favourite with the burgeoning Mod scene in the UK. It's a pity that she is most remembered for a fairly decent tune, that was destroyed in the 90's by Cher, as she should be remembered as one of the great soul singers of the 60's. Check out some of the great duets she performed with Jerry Butler for proof positive of the prodigious talent of the one and only Betty Everett. Also check out an excellent cover by Elvis Costello and his Attractions...

Getting Mighty Crowded


  1. Good stuff - keep 'em coming Scott

  2. Your copy has the best sound quality that I've heard for this track so far, Scott. Thanks for posting it.