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Betty Everett (born November 23, 1939 - died August 19, 2001) was an African-American R&B singer and pianist born in Greenwood, Mississippi. She began singing gospel and playing piano in her church at the age of 9 and continued until 1957, when she moved to Chicago to pursue a recording career.
In Chicago, she began recording for small soul labels and worked with soon-to-be big name producers Ike Turner and Curtis Mayfield until 1963, when she was picked up by Vee-Jay Records….
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