Well, Soultreats! has made it to its 200th addition today! To celebrate, todays featured record is something special indeed. Simply one of the finest recordings ever put to vinyl, bar none, this 1975 outing just keeps getting better the more you play it! Born Bettye Jean Plummer she started her career at Checker records in 1967 where she recorded (what I suspect) a gospel 45 called "I Must Tell Jesus". It took another four years before she released her second single., But in 1971 she was back with a record on the local Chicago label Salem records entitled "I Believe". The following two years was spent at Bell records, with a another two releases but, until she hooked up with legendary songwriter and producer Willie Mitchell down in Memphis, success evaded her. This is her first release with the famed Hi label collaborating with Mitchell, and with it she finally received some long overdue airplay. She recorded another eight tracks whilst at Hi records, but only another two singles were released at the time. This (in my opinion) her finest hour although her follow up "Here I Go Again" comes a close second. Enjoy!
Ps All of Bettye Jean Plummers unreleased Hi recordings can be found on Westside CD called "Jean Plum & Veniece Bluesoul Belles Vol. 3 The Hi Recordings 1965-1978" Ds
"Look At The Boy"