Sunday, March 4, 2007

If Loving Betty Is Wrong...

Betty Wright is a singer that is too often overlooked. Best known for her 1972 hit Clean Up Woman, Betty has proven herself as one of the most powerful voices in soul music. At the age if 13 she was working as a backup singer and just two years later she released her first solo single. Betty continued to release solid albums throughout the seventies and still performs and records today. Her most recent album was 2001's Fit For A King. Here's just a couple of classics for you to chew on.

Betty Wright: Shoorah! Shoorah!

Here's a classic Allen Toussaint composition from 1974. Betty's vocals echo the power of Mavis Staples. The tight horn section punctuates the every line. It's hard to sit still with this one.

Betty Wright: Let Me Be Your Lovemaker

This 1973 tune shows off Betty's sassy side. She sounds ready to me! Her scream at the end peels the paint off the walls.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i love the scream at the end of "lovemaker" but mostly i love her hair