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Betty Wright

Singer Betty Wright proved to be a consistently strong presence on the Miami music scene, primarily in the '70s and '80s, although she continued to record through the 2010s. Born on December 21, 1953, in Miami, Florida, Wright began her singing career early on as a member of her family's gospel group, the Echoes of Joy. By the age of 13, she had begun appearing on other artists' recordings as a backup singer and, shortly thereafter, began her solo career. In 1968, she scored a a Top 40 with "Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do" and released her debut album, My First Time Around. It would be several years, however, before Wright would enjoy her next substantial hit; "Clean Up Woman," notable for its prominent guitar riff and Wright's swaggering lead vocal, peaked at number two on the R&B and number six on the pop charts in 1972. Two years later, Wright received a Grammy Award for the song "Where Is the Love?" (not to be confused with the renowned Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway tune of the same name). Wright steadily issued albums throughout the decade, including such standout titles as 1975's Danger High Voltage (which spawned three R&B hits) and 1978's Betty Wright Live. A 1981 collaboration with Stevie Wonder, "What Are You Gonna Do With It?," proved to be Wright's last significant solo hit. She continued issuing albums, in addition to trying her hand as a television talk show hostess and contributing songwriting, backing vocals, vocal production, and engineering work to albums by dozens of high-profile artists, including Erykah Badu, Regina Belle, David Byrne, Jennifer Lopez, Joss Stone, Angie Stone, and Lil Wayne. She also worked on Diddy's Press Play and appeared as a vocal coach on the Bad Boy label head's Making the Band series. In 2011, she collaborated with the Roots on Betty Wright: The Movie, her first solo album in a decade. ~ Greg Prato & Christine Ohlman, Rovi
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Yesss Betty!!!
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.Know Eric type p



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Lisabolton
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Great music . You go girl.
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I LOVE YOU..GREAT music
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Tonight is the night you waiting on me to c*m in
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hardin7j3
Tonight is the night big bull lol
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BETTY WRIGHT >>TONIGHT IS THE Night... YES YES SHE WAS ON POINT WITH SONG THO SOME REAL S**T LOVE THIS SONG ;) ♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡
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"Watch Out Love" Smoove-As-Si l k
Stone-Cold Super-Badd Soul-Sissta
~H-Town~Groo v i n ' ~ W e - D o n ' t - S t o p - T h a - M u z i c
LOVE+S Disciple*1*9 7 8 * 6 m 1 4 y - 2 m 1 5 y
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Yeah I know about you betty I got a ol soup just know l am an 80"z babe ya dig lay on back youngstas l.o.l get it betty wright don,t nutthang get old but cloths belive dat ladies
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WHEELING PARK high jams
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I love your music and you keep it real!
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Love love her music
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Brings back a lot of memories!!
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Always much love
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I LOVE her music!
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She keeps it real
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Betty is best singer make u think real hard beautiful voice htown real talk
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any know who sings a song that starts out, she's out and she hears a familiar voice and starts whaling: powerful, maybe baby baby baby if I get down on my knees and beg ......
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donnalturner 6 9 6 9
Love it when a women stand up for me n you
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Old school. Let go
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Love me some Betty wright
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Mmm,....Mmm mmmmmm i love it
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First time with you good or not so give 100 %There with your body.
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I remember my first time
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My girl Betty
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Yep do that! We've all been there.
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my jam
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Woman to woman
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eslybingo
She tell it like it is...leavin and c what I can do.
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Love you Betty Wright
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Love this song!!!!
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Love her
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I love betty wright music but the best i like is a clean up woman
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sizzzla2
Good ol' Dade County WEDR old school music. Also, a Miami Northwestern Senior High alum.
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I love this song! Tonight is the night that you AL MARTIN MAKE ME A WOMAN! Get Ready!
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This is keeping it real
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She rocked it all the way......... . Think back to yo very first time ...........
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The Coffey and Gurley women of my heart love u I do too Gurley G
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I luv me sum betty wright , she help me through with da rough patchs i had
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Betty Wright is a bad woman like me!!
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This is My Woman you go Girl. Love your music!!!
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Lol i love her songssss
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I love pandora pals
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Still love to hear Tonight is the night. That's music!!! My favorite
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Hi betty glad ur doing well !! Ur old neighbor from beecher gardens ron
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Getting some gems from mother Betty : )
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Like all your music

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Love all her songs Hi Betty
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NEVER GET's OLD *** WOW
NICE !!! ((MZ .BETTY WRIGHT))
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