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Betty Wright - The Movie

The Roots & Betty Wright

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The Movie is the first solo release since 2001 for Betty Wright, a soul legend who scored her first hit in 1968. Despite the span between albums, Wright has been very much in the game over the past decade, working with younger artists like Joss Stone, Kelly Clarkson, Angie Stone, and others. Backed by the rock-solid Roots, the songs (all cowritten by Wright) successfully blend vintage and modern soul from the funky jams of “Old Songs” and “Look Around (Be a Man)” to the simmering, sultry cuts “Surrender,” “Tonight Again,” and “One.” The two tracks featuring Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne, with whom she’s previously worked, split the difference with subtle hip-hop touches, and the duets with Joss Stone (“Whisper in the Wind”) and Lenny Williams (“Baby Come Back”) truly shine. Throughout the album, Wright’s voice sounds incredible. It remains versatile and expressive, and she can still hit all the notes with confidence and style. It can be tough for a seasoned performer to appeal to old and new fans alike, but Wright, with considerable help from The Roots, pulls it off.

Customer Reviews

everyone needs to get this record

this is real music !!!!!

Betty Wright The Movie

Gone Betty!!! Loves it!!!

A true exciting and outstanding musical release from Ms. Wright

This is a great album from start to finish; she puts these young wannabe pop and r&b stars to shame From strong lyrics to the sensational support musically from the Roots, this album is one of the best of 2011. She is definitely worthy of a few Grammy nominations. Good work Ms. Wright.


Formed: 1987 in Philadelphia, PA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Though popular success has largely eluded the Roots, the Philadelphia group showed the way for live rap, building on Stetsasonic's "hip-hop band" philosophy of the mid-'80s by focusing on live instrumentation at their concerts and in the studio. Though their album works have been inconsistent affairs, more intent...
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