1989 Sybil – Don’t Make Me Over
Who says you can’t make a career out of covering another singer’s releases? It worked just fine for Sybil.
Maxine Jones was a founding member of En Vogue, and her cousin Sybil Lynch signed with Champion Records in the UK and began recording and releasing records in 1986.
Her first album spawned a few minor hits in the UK and on the US R&B and US Dance charts but it was her second album that generated her most successful singles; she covered several songs Hal David/Burt Bacharach songs originaly released by Dionne Warwick in the early sixties in 1989.
Her second album’s first single attracted little attention, but her second single, Don’t Make Me Over, reached #19 in the UK, #20 on the US Hot 100, #2 on R&B chart, and #4 on the US Dance Chart.
Her follow-up single was another hand-me-down from Dionne, Walk On By. The response was similar to her previous single: top ten in the UK, the US R&B chart, and the US Dance Chart. It did not, however, reach the top forty on the Hot 100.
Sybil had a few more big hits in the UK in 1993, but her career was all but over in the US. She continued recording music through 1997, after which she began to focus on educating songwriters and became the lead achievement coach at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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