Song of the Day: Betty Everett, “You’re No Good”

Singer Betty Everett, whose "The Shoop Shoop Song" reached #6 on the Hot 100 in 1964, was born on this day in 1939. She was working with The Rhythm and Blues Foundation when she attempted a comeback in the ’80’s, but was unable to revive her career due to health issues. "You’re No Good" only reached #51 in 1963, but was a #1 hit for Linda Ronstadt in 1975.

8 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Betty Everett, “You’re No Good”

  1. Love this song John! I posted this song many moons ago and I haven’t stopped listening to it yet.

    Off topic John…After watching the Beatles last night George and John were playing a Fender VI 6 string bass. It’s more like a baritone guitar….not big strings. Have you ever played one?

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    1. No, can’t say I’ve ever played a Bass VI. Froim what I gather from the Fender website, they’re tuned an octave lower than a regular guitar, so I probably could. I think George played it on “Old Brown Shoe”…

      Betty Everett is another artist whose music is best known as played by other musicians. She was a great singer, I’ll say that….

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    1. She recorded for Vee Jay Records, which didn’t have much of a promotions budget until The Beatles, whose first US release was on Vee Jay. Even so, it was a solid R&B label that carried a lot of blues artists, so the record should have done better…

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