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Betty Harris - The Lost Queen Of New Orleans Soul
Tracklist
A1There's A Break In The Road
A2Red Roses
A3Mean Man
A4I'm Gonna Git Ya
B1Ride Your Pony
B2Show It
B3I Don't Wanna Hear It
B4Bad Luck
C1Hook Line N Sinker
C2Lonely Hearts
C3What A Sad Feeling
C4What'd I Do Wrong
D1Trouble With My Lover
D2Sometime
D3I'm Evil Tonight
D4Nearer To You
D5All I Want Is You

Betty Harris
The Lost Queen Of New Orleans Soul

Soul Jazz | Item No: 493490
Vinyl 2LP | 2016 / UK – Original | New
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Betty Harris’ The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul collects together the steady stream of amazing soul and funk singles issued by Betty Harris from 1964 to 1969, under the musical guidance of legendary composer, musician and producer extraordinaire Allen Toussaint, a collection which truly captures the heart and soul of the city of New Orleans during this era.
Betty Harris’s powerful, fiery soulful vocals found a perfect accompaniment with the New Orleans’ players that Toussaint put together to back her, which by the time of her funk classic ‘There’s A Break In The Road’ were the legendary super-tight, super-funk New Orleans group The Meters.
With the extraordinary song-writing skills of Allen Toussaint alongside the powerful, soaring, confident and emotive singer and the groove of The Meters, you have an unbeatable combination. That Harris never in fact lived in New Orleans (she flew in from Florida for all her sessions with Toussaint’s local in-house players) seems almost an irrelevance, a geographical aside to the defining New Orleans sound captured on the recordings featured here.
All of these singles featured here were released on Allen Toussaint and his business partner Marshal Sehorn’s local New Orleans label Sansu, widely distributed in the southern city but in only limited quantities elsewhere. As a consequence, Betty Harris’ music failed to achieve the commercial success of other New Orleans artists such as Lee Dorsey (who she recorded with) and The Meters (who backed her). And so at the end of the decade she stopped recording, retired from the music business to raise her family in Florida.
Item Details
Item No:493490
Artist:Betty Harris
Titel:The Lost Queen Of New Orleans Soul
Label:Soul Jazz
Format:Vinyl 2LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2016
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Funk / Soul
Available since:29.09.2016
Condition:New
Price:25,99 €
Weight:500g (plus 250g Packaging)
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