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Betty Wright RIP

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Looks as if we have lost Betty according to twitter reports. 😟

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😥 a sad loss.  Rip

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Very sad. She's only 66. So many great LPs. I saw her live at the Jazz Cage in 2012 and she was fantastic.

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Awful news, Such a wonderful artist RIP Betty

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Really sad to hear this especially right after Little Richard's passing.

   Just saw her on an episode of "Unsung" about a month ago which I think is 

   currently on you tube. 

   R.I.P. Betty !! 

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Give a smile great album track great artist,

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Just seen this on Twitter. Very sad news indeed.😢

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yep very sad news 

RIP

 

news link here

https://heavy.com/entertainment/2020/05/betty-wright-dies/

Betty Wright, the soul and R&B icon, has died at the age of 66.

Wright passed away on the morning of May 10, the singer’s niece confirmed to Heavy. Wright’s cause of death has not been made public. On her official profile on Universal Music’s website, it’s written that Wright “influenced a generation of female singer-songwriters and continues to influence the world of hip hop.”

Wright’s death comes a week after singer Chaka Khan had asked fans to pray for the Florida legend’s health. Khan tweeted, “Calling all my #PrayWarriors | My beloved sister, Betty Wright @MsBettyWright, is now in need of all your prays. “Que Sera, Sera | Whatever Will Be, Will Be.” In Jesus Name We Pray for Sister Betty. All My Love Chaka.”

 

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Dreadful news, rest in peace Betty. 

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I can't believe this. Betty Wright - performer, writer, producer, label owner an artist who was able to span several black music genres. This was from a few years ago, Betty Wright: The Movie

 

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Not a shock, but it still hits you.  Betty live at Wigan is up there in my ultimate nights out list.  RIP to a consummate performer.

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How sad rip betty

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Wow.. Both shocked and saddened by this news..

From her break into the recording business via Johnny Pearsal's record shop in Miami as a pre-teen, all the way through the decades, she has been such an important influence in other artists careers.. releasing oodles of soulful ditties herself over the past 50 odd years, and will be dearly, missed.. RIP Betty.. and thank you for the memories..

 

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Sad news for sure.

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This has been the worst few weeks I can remember for losing so many great performers - soul music or otherwise - in such a short space of time. Really horrible :(

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Desperately sad news. I was privileged to see her perform live. What a voice. RIP Betty.

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Very Sad news, I also saw her at the Casino, where she was class.....RIP Betty

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Damn! I loved the early stuff and 4U2Enjoy in particular. So many top quality tracks.

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always loved this...gonna play it now. RIP.

If you play this on a pair of headphones, and take out the right ear plug, you can just here the instrumental in the left ear plug.

 

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Very sad news

An artist with so much to her name.

R.I.P. Betty Wright

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What a sad weekend this has been,first  we lose Little Richard and now Betty; few artists have made such a glorious and assured debut at 13 years old (!) as Betty did with 'Paralysed' on Deep City in 67' ,following it with the classic 'Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do' (covered by Dusty) and 'Clean Up Woman' - and 1972's 'I Love The Way You Love' is one of the great Soul LP's of the 70's

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Oh no if things are'nt bad enough , so long gorgeous lady , for me a perfect soul voice . 

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R.I.P Betty ,  a truly great artist who's talent was recognised and rewarded .

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She was a top artiste right from her first single on Deep City (and her 2nd single on Solid Soul). Never deteriorated and a great stage show right until last year. 

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So sad to read of another soul legend passing 😢

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Very sad news, indeed. I second what some have already written here, there are not many to have a debut like she had, especially taking into account her very young age at the time. 'Paralyzed' stands up there..

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So many to choose from but I have plumped for a modern soul classic, which always bring a smile to my face.

 

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Thank you Betty for leaving behind such a vast amount of treasure. R.I.P.

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ANOTHER SAD LOSS...........RIP BETTY

FOND RECOLLECTIONS OF THIS AT MECCA/CLEETHORPES PIER 

 

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Killer from Betty, nice Henry Stone connection too. 

 

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R.I.P. Betty

 

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RIP Betty.

If you love Me like you say you love me is one of the records that everybody sings along to on the dancefloor in a world of their own.

Thanks for your music.

Ed

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* A very Sad day For Soul Music * A very sad day for all of her fans young and old, but more so for her Family and Close Friends, Our hearts go out to you, and Rest Assured We Are All Thinking Of You today and onwards.......R.I.P.

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A reminder of the Talented Lady "Betty Wright" Singing Live!!!! 

 

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2 minutes ago, Rick Scott said:

A reminder of the Talented Lady "Betty Wright" Singing Live!!!! 

 

No idea what year this was, but she was still top notch live.  When I see clips like this I wonder how much they would have benefited if we had programmes like this on mainstream TV in the UK when they were at their peak.  Or am I just talking through soul tinted glasses?

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R.I.P Betty , Wigan Live , April 75 .Never to be forgotten .

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SOULMAN58 SAID

No idea what year this was, but she was still top notch live.  When I see clips like this I wonder how much they would have benefited if we had programmes like this on mainstream TV in the UK when they were at their peak.  Or am I just talking through soul tinted glasses?

This was 2012 i believe and song "In The Middle of The Game (Don't Change The Play)" was from her 2011 CD "Betty Wright and The Roots-The Movie"

Came out as a Single Too on Outta Sight Records 😀 Rick

 

 

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RIP Betty what a real talent from such a young age. So many great songs . Circle of Heartbreak a personal fave. A nice version of Open the Door also . She was a real star in the soul world RIP Sweet Betty.

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It has been a very sad few weeks for lovers of quality music. A few weeks ago we lost Bill Withers and on Sunday Betty Wright.

Bill Withers' Just As I Am and Betty's I Love The Way You Love were two of the first albums I bought as a 16 year old back in the summer of 1972 and both artists continued to brighten my life for many years. I get used to hear of the loss of the artists I have loved from my youth as they would be from the generation above me. With Betty, it is different - she is my generation, only two years older than me.

As a live artist, she was wonderful. My wife and I got to see her on her UK Tour in 87 or 88 in Bradford. With the support acts, it was a very long night (we had young kids to get back for) and she doesn't short change you. Luckily a video was released of the Hammersmith performance so the memory lives on.

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another great singer slips away...x

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Gutted at this, been digging more into her music in recent years - she was so young when she did her classic singles and albums in seventies and into eighties.  More you dig, there's so much quality. RIP to all the Soul artists and people around them passing away at present.

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A quick whizz through the decades, from the 70s, 80s, 90s to 00s, to pay tribute to the late, great Betty Wright who sadly passed away this week. This is just the tip of the iceberg of such a great career with so much material to choose from over such a great length of time. People forget she wrote a lot of her great songs too and you can certainly tell her style if you listen to enough of her songs.

 

 

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she was truly great. RIP

 

When you hear her sing this, it is so REAL.

 

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Polyvelts Wrote...When you Hear Her Sing This, It Is So REAL......

That track is So Nice...Thank You

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Was lucky enough to see her at Manchester's "Band ON The Wall' a few years back, awesome, her daughters (I think) were on backing vocals, her  brother on bass, real badass bass guy, been with her for years.What a show.

Amazing output of great albums, it all started for me when Levine was playing 'Where Is The Love' , from the album all those years ago.

RIP Betty.

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