SoulTracks Lost Gem: Betty Wright and Marlon Jackson team on "I Promise You"

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    One of the most talented and underrated vocalists of her generation, Betty Wright has only recently received a fraction of the accolades she deserves for her notable career as a singer, songwriter and pioneering independent recording artist. A native and lifelong Miami resident, Wright landed on the music scene as a teenager with the minor hit "Girls Can't Do What Guys Can Do" but became a star with her 1971 smash "Clean Up Woman," a love-gone-bad song the theme of which belied the fact that Wright was only 18...  Read full Betty Wright Biography.

    One of the most talented and underrated vocalists of her generation, Betty Wright has only recently received a fraction of the accolades she deserves for her notable career as a singer, songwriter and pioneering independent recording artist. A native and lifelong Miami resident, Wright landed on the music scene as a teenager with the minor hit "Girls Can't Do What Guys Can Do" but became a star with her 1971 smash "Clean Up Woman," a love-gone-bad song the theme of which belied the fact that Wright was only 18...  Read full Betty Wright Biography.

    In 1983, Betty worked with Marlon Jackson of the famous Jackson family on the album Wright for You (Marlon produced the album) and they duetted on the song "I Promise You." It was a nice pairing that deserved more shine than it received at the time. Well, it's going to get it now as this week's SoulTracks Lost Gem. Take a listen and tell us what you think!

     

     
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