Tag Archives: Betty Wright

SHAOLIN SOUL: EPISODE 4.

Shaolin Soul: Episode 4. Label: Because Music France.  Twenty years ago in 1998, the first instalment in the Shaolin Soul compilation series was released to  widespread critical acclaim. Shaolin Soul: Episode 1 was an all-star compilation that featured nineteen funky and soulful tracks from labels like Atlantic, Hi, Motown and Stax that had inspired many hip hop producers.  So did …

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CHARLIE GILLETT’S RADIO PICKS-HONKY TONK VOLUME 2.

CHARLIE GILLETT’S RADIO PICKS-HONKY TONK VOLUME 2. Music was Charlie Gillett’s life. He literally lived for music. It was his passion. As a result, Charlie had an encyclopaedic and eclectic knowledge of music. That was apparent to listeners to his radio show Honky Tonk, which first hit Radio London’s airwaves in 1972.  Soon, Charlie was …

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GWEN MCCRAE-MELODY OF LIFE.

GWEN MCCRAE-MELODY OF LIFE. By 1979, Gwen McCrae’s career and private life were going through tough times. Her marriage to George McCrae was over. As for her music career, well, it seemed a long time since her number one US R&B single Rockin’ Chair. It was only four years. A lot had happened since then. …

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DONNA ALLEN-PERFECT TIMING.

DONNA ALLEN-PERFECT TIMING. Donna Allen, whose 1986 debut album Perfect Timing will be rereleased by BBR Records on 25th February 2013, career started ten years before her debut album was released. However, Donna Allen’s career was almost accidental. She’d originally been a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and in 1976, as a favor to …

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BETTY WRIGHT AND THE ROOTS-BETTY WRIGHT THE MOVIE.

BETTY WRIGHT AND THE ROOTS-BETTY WRIGHT THE MOVIE. Ten years after the release of her previous album, 2001s Fit For A King, Betty Wright released her sixteenth studio album Betty Wright The Movie in 2011, which was a collaboration with The Roots. On Betty Wright The Movie, Betty collaborates with Joss Stone, Snoop Dogg and …

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