Betty Wright: The Movie

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  • Summary: Backed by the Roots, Betty Wright releases her first studio album in ten years. It features Lil Wayne, Joss Stone, and Snoop Dogg as guests.
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Ooh (Oh, oh, oh) Mm (oh, oh) Oh (Oh, oh) Oh whoa (Oh, oh-oh) Daddy always told me to be real Daddy always said that, I should say just what I... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Nov 23, 2011
    Wright's voice works just as well with the Roots' backyard-barbecue vibe as it does with guests Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg's blacktop hardness. [18 Nov 2011, p.103]
  2. The slightly sterile neo-soul fump of the Roots may lack the feel of their progenitors but the songs make up for that.
  3. Nov 23, 2011
    Betty Wright: The Movie doesn't reinvent its maker so much as it extracts her essence.
  4. Mojo
    Jul 19, 2012
    With the excellent Roots backing her, she recasts many of the dominant black music sounds of 30 or so years ago on a set of songs which address concerns that are clearly in the here-and-now. [Aug 2012, p.92]
  5. Nov 23, 2011
    Wright sounds terrific, navigating through the upbeat, attitudinal jams and slower, romantic cuts with finesse and strength.
  6. Nov 23, 2011
    The entire record feels suffused with longing for an earlier era--or perhaps, befitting Wright's lengthy career, several earlier eras
  7. Dec 8, 2011
    There are several excellent passages on Betty Wright: The Movie. But she shouldn't feel the need to rebuild herself completely separate from her old persona.

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