Betty Wright and The Roots – Betty Wright: The Movie

The RootsThis is Wright’s first album in a decade, and if you’re looking for music with the sass, funk and soul that she was best known for in the 70’s, then you’ll find it here, but there are also modern flourishes on offer as well.

This isn’t just because Wright has the benefit of The Roots as her backing band, or because of drummer Questlove’s deft hand co-producing the album, though both certainly help. She shares the stage on ‘Real Woman’ with Snoop Dogg, and on ‘Grapes On A Vine’ with Lil’ Wayne, but it is perhaps ‘Whisper In The Wind’ with Joss Stone that proves the most successful collaboration of all, a comfort-food kinda’ groove that you just can’t help but sink into and enjoy over and over again.

Author: Paolo Mizerna

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