Betty Wright: The Movie

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Betty Wright: The Movie is this Miami soul legend's first album since 2001's Fit for a King, but it's hardly a return. During Wright's decade away from making her own records, she was busy helping others -- including Kelly Clarkson, Joss Stone, Diddy, Keyshia Cole, and Lil Wayne -- as a songwriter, arranger, producer, and background vocalist. Here, she links up with the intrepid Roots crew and several supplemental session musicians, and she wrangles complementary appearances from Stone and the tremendously underappreciated Lenny Williams, as well as disruptive interjections from Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Most of the songs were either written or co-written by Angelo Morris,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Betty Wright: The Movie is this Miami soul legend's first album since 2001's Fit for a King, but it's hardly a return. During Wright's decade away from making her own records, she was busy helping others -- including Kelly Clarkson, Joss Stone, Diddy, Keyshia Cole, and Lil Wayne -- as a songwriter, arranger, producer, and background vocalist. Here, she links up with the intrepid Roots crew and several supplemental session musicians, and she wrangles complementary appearances from Stone and the tremendously underappreciated Lenny Williams, as well as disruptive interjections from Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Most of the songs were either written or co-written by Angelo Morris, who has been collaborating with Wright since the late '80s. It's Wright's best-sounding album since her self-titled 1981 release for Epic, with her backing band emulating vintage soul one moment and switching it up for more modern (and wholly appropriate) sounds the next. Wright sounds terrific, navigating through the upbeat, attitudinal jams and slower, romantic cuts with finesse and strength.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2011
  • Label: S-Curve Records
  • UPC: 807315190125
  • Catalog Number: 51901
  • Sales rank: 41,305

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Old Songs - The Roots (5:39)
  2. 2 Real Woman - The Roots (5:35)
  3. 3 In the Middle of the Game (Don't Change the Play) - The Roots (3:56)
  4. 4 Surrender - The Roots (5:06)
  5. 5 Grapes On a Vine - Lil Wayne (5:15)
  6. 6 Look Around (Be a Man) - The Roots (5:06)
  7. 7 Tonight Again - The Roots (5:24)
  8. 8 Hollywould - Robert "The Messenger" Bozeman (6:40)
  9. 9 Whisper In the Wind - Joss Stone (5:25)
  10. 10 Baby Come Back - The Roots (4:38)
  11. 11 So Long, So Wrong - The Roots (3:37)
  12. 12 You and Me, Leroy - The Roots (5:35)
  13. 13 The One - The Roots (6:05)
  14. 14 Go! - The Roots (9:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Betty Wright Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Charles Wright Background Vocals
Randy Bowland Guitar
Antonio Hairston Background Vocals
Corey Henry Synthesizer
Jonathan Joseph Drums
Namphuyo Aisha McCray Background Vocals
Angelo Morris Synthesizer, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Patrice Parker Background Vocals
James Poyser Keyboards
Asher Williams Background Vocals
?uestlove Drums
Raymond Angry Keyboards
Eric Krasno Guitar
Kirk Douglas Guitar
Owen Biddle Bass Guitar
Dwayne Bennett Piano, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Alonzo Harris Keyboards
Ashaala S. Jenkins Background Vocals
Mark Kelley Bass
Jeannette Wright Background Vocals
Sean McMillion Synthesizer
Brandon Maclin Drums
Ralph Jeanty Synthesizer
Nero Tindall Guitar
George Parks Bass
Rollins Ross Keyboards
Technical Credits
Betty Wright Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Concept
Jeff Knight Engineer
Greg Curtis Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Angelo Morris Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Richard Nichols Executive Producer
?uestlove Producer
Calvin Broadus Composer
Steve Mandel Engineer
Raymond Angry Composer
Milton Wright Executive Producer
Steve Greenberg Executive Producer
Adam Pallin Composer
Todd Russell Art Direction
Mark Kelley Composer
Dwayne Carter Composer
Ahmir Thompson Composer
Tony Castillo Composer
Steve Gordon Engineer
Sean McMillion Composer, Programming
Jocelyn Stoker Composer
Robert Bozeman Composer
Ralph Jeanty Composer, Programming
Gennaro Schianno Engineer
David Nizri Engineer
Charlie Boone Engineer
D'Wayne Bennett Engineer
Raymond Gordon Composer, Engineer
Joshua Joseph Engineer
James "J-Dub" Wright Composer
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