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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.

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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.