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Betty Wright

Bessie Regina Norris (December 21, 1953 – May 10, 2020), better known by her stage name Betty Wright, was an American soul and R&B singer and songwriter. Beginning her professional career in the late 1960's as a teenager, Wright rose to fame in the 1970s with hits such as "Clean Up Woman" and "Tonight Is the Night" during which she formed DanBet music with Danny Sims. Over the 7 year tenure together she signed to Epic, where her self-titled album was released. The album was notable for her co-written hit with Stevie Wonder, "What Are You Gonna Do with It". The same year, she contributed her songwriting and vocals on Richard "Dimples" Fields' Dimples album, especially on the hit "She's Got Papers on Me". In 1983, she released the album Wright Back at You, which featured compositions by Marlon Jackson of the Jacksons. 1985 was to be Wright's last year with DanBet signing off with the upbeat electro disco song Sinderella. Wright then turned her attention to forming her own label, Miss B Records.

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