Sunday, 11 January 2015
Some Sunday Soul
It is 1979 and the Disco Revolution is in full flow with interest in and sales of traditional soul music plummeting.
So what is a Soul diva to do? Become a Disco diva of course!
Travelin' in the Wright Direction by Betty Wright is far removed from the likes of her early hits Clean Up Woman and Baby Sitter.
There are a few mellow moments including the two tracks featured here and a nod or two to disco and the club sounds.
The album cover is definitely a nod to disco!
Bought in a St Andrews bargain book shop who seemed to have a job lot of similar records from this era.
It was only today that I noticed this was a promotional copy with a sticker saying Yorkshire Television Music Section which might go some way to explaining the job lot.
Betty Wright - You're Just What I Need
Betty Wright - Love Is