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Betty Wright Betty Wright Live (LP, 180g Yellow Vinyl, Ltd & Numbered)

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(Music On Vinyl) 9 tracks Betty Wright (original name Bessie Regina Norris) became famous in the... more

Betty Wright: Betty Wright Live (LP, 180g Yellow Vinyl, Ltd & Numbered)

(Music On Vinyl) 9 tracks
Betty Wright (original name Bessie Regina Norris) became famous in the 1970s with hits like "Clean Up Woman", "Lovin' Is Really My Game" and "Tonight Is the Night".

She was an outstanding performer, and this live album provides much evidence of Wright's vitality as a singer. In addition to the wonderful performances of her own hits, she also sounds incredible on the cover of Leon Russell's "A Song for You".
The album reached its peak at number 63 in the Canadian album charts.

This extended edition contains two bonus tracks that are not available on the original album. Betty Wright died on 10 May 2020 at the age of 66.

Available for the first time on coloured vinyl in a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on translucent yellow vinyl.

Article properties: Betty Wright: Betty Wright Live (LP, 180g Yellow Vinyl, Ltd & Numbered)

  • Interpret: Betty Wright

  • Album titlle: Betty Wright Live (LP, 180g Yellow Vinyl, Ltd & Numbered)

  • Label MUSIC ON VINYL

  • Genre Soul

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Vinyl weight 180g Vinyl
  • Numbered Edition
  • Artikelart LP

  • Year of publication 2020
  • EAN: 8718026025113

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Wright, Betty - Betty Wright Live (LP, 180g Yellow Vinyl, Ltd & Numbered) LP 1
01 Lovin' Is Really My Game Betty Wright
02 Tonight Is The Night Betty Wright
03 A Song For You Betty Wright
04 Tonight Is The Night (Original 1974 Album Version) Betty Wright
05 Clean Up Woman Medley Pillow Talk, You Got The Love, Mr Melody, Midnight At The Oasis, Me And Mrs Jones, You Are My Sunshine, Let's Get Married Today Betty Wright
06 You Can't See For Lookin' Betty Wright
07 Where Is The Love Betty Wright
08 Clean Up Woman (7” Version) Betty Wright
Betty Wright Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do Betty Wright Girls Can't Do What The... more
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Betty Wright

Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do

Betty Wright

Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do

 

So young when she had her first hit that she should have had a babysitter in the studio, Betty Wright nevertheless had experience behind a mic even then.

The Miami native, born December 21, 1953, had been reared on gospel, singing in a family group, The Echoes Of Joy, when she was three. Wright went secular as a happy result of winning a free record on a call-in radio contest. When she showed up at Johnny's Record Shop to pick up her 45, she happened to sing along as Billy Stewart's Summertime spun, her mesmerizing pipes catching the ear of the founders of Miami's Deep City Records. Betty sure didn't sound 13 on her Deep City debut, Good Lovin', but she was.

Deep City co-founder Willie Clarke and his prolific pal Clarence Reid co-wrote Betty's next single, Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do. Deep City was about to be deep-sixed, and Clarke took Wright to Henry Stone, long Miami's preeminent R&B label owner. The song was produced by Miami singer Steve Alaimo, a former regular on Dick Clark's mid-'60s TV show 'Where The Action Is,' and Brad Shapiro, who had started out as the bassist in Alaimo's first band, The Redcoats, and arranged by Ray Love. Betty's alluring Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do came out on Alston Records, one of Stone's many imprints. Despite a Judy White cover on Buddah, Betty's Atlantic-distributed Alston original was the hit, peaking at #15 R&B and #33 pop.

Alaimo and Shapiro produced Wright's debut album for Atco, 'My First Time Around' (the studio band included guitarist Joey Murcia and future Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks). Steve and Betty also cut a delicious '69 duet for Atco, I'm Thankful. "I was producing her. I was still recording at that time, so we took a shot," says Steve. "It was great. We had a lot of fun."   

Betty really started having some fun when her fabulously infectious Clean Up Woman, another Clarke/Reid copyright, made her a major R&B star as it went gold in 1971 for Alston (Willie 'Little Beaver' Hale was its fabulously fluid guitarist). She stayed on Alston to the end of the decade, racking up a stack of hits: Baby Sitter (1972), Let Me Be Your Lovemaker (1973), Secretary (1974), Where Is The Love (1975), and Tonight Is The Night Pt. 1 (Rap) (1978) being the biggest. Wright later founded her own Ms. B. logo and scoring a solid seller in 1988 with No Pain, No Gain

- Bill Dahl -

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