R&B Pioneer Betty Wright Talks About Being In The Music Industry For 50 Years

R&B pioneer Betty Wright visits Wolf Creek for the first time and puts on a show for the Pre-Father’s Day BBQ & Blues Fest.  The other artist on the show included Jeff Floyd, Roy C, Bobby Rush & Clarence Carter.  Wright played all of her classic hit songs from “Clean Up Woman”, “Tonight Is The Night”, “No Pain No Gain” and many more.

A pioneering singer-songwriter and entrepreneur, she remains one of the few black female musicians to produce a gold record on her own vanity label. Several of Wright’s works have been sampled over the years by hip hop, rock and R&B musicians. The riff from “Clean Up Woman” has been sampled constantly by acts such as Afrika Bambaattaa, SWV, Mary J. Blige, Sublime, and Chance the Rapper. Wright’s first hit, “Girls Can’t Do What Guys Do”, was sampled for Beyoncé‘s “Upgrade U“. In 1992,


Tall Boy spoke with her exclusively about her first song “Girls Can’t Do What Guys Do”, being in the business for 50 years, who would she like to collaborate with and more.

To learn more on Betty Wright, follow her on Twitter @MSBETTYWRIGHT

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