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Betty Wright (1978)

Interview by Cliff White, Rock's Backpages audio, April 1978

Ms Wright on her upcoming live album (and road band); how her daughter has changed her life; her latest album This Time For Real; the freedom she has on TK Records to do what she wants, and her upcoming recording plans.

File format: mp3; file size: 13.5mb, interview length: 14' 02" sound quality: ****

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Betty Wright

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 3 March 1972

WHEN ATLANTIC recommences battle in this country following the switch from Polydor to Kinney's distribution, one of the records that will receive maximum support is ...

Betty Wright: I Love The Way You Love (Alston)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, May 1972

SOMETIME LAST spring, a single appeared called 'I Love the Way You Love'. One of the people I live with bought it; she said, "This ...

The Miami Sound

Special Feature by Tony Cummings, Black Music, November 1974

George McCrae, KC And The Sunshine Band, Little Beaver, Latimore, Betty Wright, Clarence Reid... They're all hot and they're all from Miami, the city that's ...

Betty Wright: Do Me Wright

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 1 March 1975

BETTY WRIGHT IS, as they say, a lot more than just a pretty face. She's also got a voice that's stacked with burning southern soul, ...

Betty Wright: Danger High Voltage (RCA SF 8408)

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 4 March 1975

'Everybody Was Rocking'; 'Love Don't Grow On A Love Tree'; 'Show Your Girl'; 'Come On Up'; 'Shoorah Shoorah'; 'Where Is The Love', 'That's When I'll ...

Betty Wright: Hoorah! Hoorah!

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 4 March 1975

Betty Finally Cleans Up In Britain ...

Betty Wright: Ms. B. in S.A.

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 27 January 1976

FOR EVERY successful sound, there always has to be a pioneer. For Motown and Detroit, I guess it was Smokey Robinson and the Miracles; for ...

The Miami Transfer: Florida Soul

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 13 August 1977

AFTER SEVERAL year's of British release through President Records, earlier this year Henry Stone's Miami-based TK conglomerate switched outlets to RCA who have ...

The Rhythm & Blues Gospel According To Betty Wright

Interview by John Swenson, Rolling Stone, 25 August 1977

NEW YORK — Just a few years back, Betty Wright was a candidate for Aretha Franklin's Queen of Soul crown. But now the brassy singer ...

Betty Wright, Vernon Burch: Bottom Line, New York NY

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 13 September 1977

Betty Wright: super soul! ...

Betty Wright: The Final Ascent To Those Dizzy Heights

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 13 September 1977

David Nathan gets up-to-date with the lady and prophesises big success for her in coming months ...

Betty Wright: In The Wright Place

Profile and Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Crawdaddy!, October 1977

NEW YORK — America needs a new Queen of Soul. Aretha has abdicated, Natalie Cole is a pretender; Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Millie Jackson and ...

Betty Wright: This Time For Real…

Interview by John Morthland, Black Music, January 1978

The "Clean Up Woman" cleans up — a report by John Morthland ...

Interview: Betty Wright

Interview by Cliff White, unpublished, April 1978

This is a transcription of Cliff's audio interview with Betty. Hear it on the site here. ...

Betty Wright: Wright on

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 10 October 1978

Thirteen years on in her career, Betty Wright has finally begun to gain acceptance outside of just R&B circles. David Nathan reports... ...

Betty Wright: Getting It Wright

Interview by Frank Owen, Melody Maker, 15 March 1986

BETTY WRIGHT is back with 'Pain', but she doesn't feel any because she's got religion. Frank Owen is in two minds. ...

Betty Wright, Bryan J Powell: ICA, London

Live Review by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 21 October 1989

THE CURRENT dance mania, welcome as it is, may have obscured quality soul to a large degree, but the attitude it has engendered in ridding ...

Betty Wright and the Roots: Betty Wright: The Movie

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 17 November 2011

"SOME PEOPLE think it's an untouchable subject, but I like to touch the untouchable," says Betty Wright as her organic roots funk Betty Wright: The ...

Betty Wright & The Roots: Betty Wright – The Movie (S-Curve)

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 7 July 2012

All the Wright moves as a soul star revisits her roots. ...


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