Betty Wright: The Movie

Betty Wright: The Movie

by Betty Wright


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Betty Wright: The Movie

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2011
Label: S-Curve Records
UPC: 0807315190125
catalogNumber: 51901
Rank: 92449

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
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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