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My First Time Around
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Now enjoying a career revival as the co-producer of the bestselling Joss Stone Soul Sessions, Betty Wright released this her first album at the tender age of 14 and later scored with the Top Ten smash Clean Up Woman. Conta... more »
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Now enjoying a career revival as the co-producer of the bestselling Joss Stone Soul Sessions, Betty Wright released this her first album at the tender age of 14 and later scored with the Top Ten smash Clean Up Woman. Contains her first chart single Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do.Funky seventies soul. Detailed liner notes. First time on CD!
Superb. Just buy this cd.
Simon Cross | RUSTINGTON, West Sussex. United Kingdom | 08/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
This album was originally released in 1968, to support the chart success of lead single, Girls You Can't Do What The Guys Do. That track is the opening track here, and what a majestic recording it is. It sets a very high standard for any album to maintain, but Betty sees that challenge and enjoys every moment of it.
These recordings have all the youthful exuberance that you would expect from a 14-year-old as Betty was at the time, but also a depth that you would only normally associate with a much older singer. Betty even contributes to the writing, Circle Of Heartbreak being written single-handed. To highlight individual tracks is a bit unnecessary, every track stands tall on its own and as part of the whole album.
The essay by Tony Rounce is informative and of a decent length.
If I have one slight downer, it is that the non-album singles that are mentioned in the essay as following this album were not added in as bonus tracks. At only thirty-two minutes and full price, the additional of those bonus tracks would have been very welcome.
That though is a minor quibble. It will not stop me from awarding five stars and recommending this cd to anyone who has found their way to this listing."