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Betty Wright

Miami queen of soul Betty Wright served her apprenticeship in the church with family gospel group The Echoes of Joy.


By the time she was 13 she had recorded her debut single and was soon helping sculpt what became the Miami Soul Sound – a sassy coming-together of soul, calypso, and reggae.

The feisty Clean Up Woman was her biggest hit, taking her into the Top 10 in 1971 while she was still a high school student.

It appeared on her second album, I Love The Way You Love (1972) – an LP crammed to the brim with emotion sappers, from the proto-disco elation of I’ll Love You Forever Heart and Soul to the hurting Don’t Let It End This Way.