Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Betty Wright is not tired

Betty Wright has been constantly recording good music since her debut album in 1968. She is nicknamed the, "Clean Up Woman" after her 1971 US #2 R&B Soul anthem. It's hard to believe that Betty Wright was only 17 when her signature song, was first released. With her 1972 American hit, "Baby Sitter," she showed off her powerful whistle register vocals and once
again reached the R&B top 10 in America. Over the next few years she landed big hits with "Shoorah! Shoorah!" plus the song she co wrote with, Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of K C & The Sunshine Band, "Where Is the Love."
In 1985, Betty Wright became a music pioneer for independent artists, forming her own label, Miss B Records, and she released constantly good product including such gems as, "Pain" in 1986, "No Pain, No Gain" and "After the Pain" in 1988.  Betty
Wright became appreciated by the next generation when she produced and contributed to Joss Stone's debut album, The Soul Sessions & half of the follow up album, Mind Body & Soul, which made the UK's Joss Stone a household name around the world.
Betty Wright returned in 2011 with, Betty Wright: The Movie - with The Roots. The album featured guest spots from Joss Stone, Lenny Williams, Snoop Dogg, Lil' Wayne and included the track "Surrender," which was nominated for a 2011 Grammy in the "Best Traditional R&B Performance" category.
We are now in 2014 and the excitement starts again as Betty Wright drops her new album on us. I includes the new single. ''Tired,'' plus a further 13 tracks in a typical classy style that we have come to expect from Betty Wright through the years. I have to say I have never been disappointed with a Betty Wright album & in 2014 it's no different. May the Clean Up Woman carry on Cleaning up!!
By Gary Van den Bussche 
Disco, Soul, Gold   Read more here :http://www.soultracks.com/first-listen-betty-wright-tired







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