Bettye Swann is an Irma Thomas-level soul singer who never got her due. She was born in Shreveport on this day back in 1944. I wrote a feature on her back in the spring of this year.
Listen to her once and she’ll be part of your permanent late-nite r&b rotation.
It was over a half-century ago today – out in the badlands of Terlingua- that a humorist from Illinois, H. Allen Smith, locked horns with Wick Fowler, a war correspondent from Big Sandy, Texas to determine bragging rights on who makes the best chili on planet earth.
It’s a riveting tale.