1981 Betty Wright – Betty Wright

The selftitled album by Betty Wright is her nineth album. It was released in 1981.

Bessie Regina Norris, better known by her stage name, Betty Wright (born December 21, 1953), is an American soul and R&B singer and songwriter, who rose to fame in the 1970s with hits such as “Clean Up Woman” and “Tonight is the Night”. She is also prominent in regard to the use of whistle register.

Tracks

1  What Are You Going To Do With It (Betty Wright; Stevie Wonder) 4:29
2  I Like Your Loving (Betty Wright; Curtis Moore; Margery Lindsey; Richard Fields) 3:37
3  Indivisible (Jon Lind; Larry John McNally) 4:18
4  Body Slang (Michael Norris; Betty Wright) 4:10
5  Dancin\’ On The One (Betty Wright; Michael Wilkerson; Gregory Wilkerson; William Bridgeforth) 4:08
6  Give A Smile (Anthony Turner; Phillip Wright; Betty Wright) 3:58
7  I Come To You (Richard Kerr; Marty Panzer) 3:20
8  Make Me Love The Rain (Betty Wright) 4:03
9  One Bad Habit (And That\’s Loving You!) (Richard Fields) 7:29

Media

Musicians

1 What Are You Going To Do With It

BassMichael Wilkerson
DrumsGregory Wilkerson
GuitarWilliam Bridgeforth
Fender RhodesStevie Wonder
SynthesizerStevie Wonder
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
Background VocalsMelody McCully
Background VocalsShirley Brewer
Background VocalsWendy Barnes
VocalsBetty Wright


2 I Like Your Loving

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsAndre Fischer
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
GuitarDonald Griffin
PianoJohn Barnes
VibraphoneVictor Feldman
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsBobby Caldwell
Background VocalsJeanette Wright
Background VocalsYvette Morris
VocalsBetty Wright


3 Indivisible

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsAndre Fischer
GuitarCharles Wright
GuitarDonald Griffin
Fender RhodesGarry Greene
PianoJohn Barnes
Background VocalsJeanette Wright
Background VocalsYvette Morris
VocalsBetty Wright


4 Body Slang

BassMichael Wilkerson
DrumsGregory Wilkerson
GuitarNed Doheny
GuitarWilliam Bridgeforth
Acoustic GuitarMichael Norris
SynthesizerGarry Greene
PercussionRobert Webb
PercussionBetty Wright
Background VocalsCheryl Lynn
Background VocalsTeena Marie
VocalsBetty Wright


5 Dancin\’ On The One

BassMichael Wilkerson
DrumsGregory Wilkerson
GuitarWilliam Bridgeforth
GuitarCharles Wright
PianoJohn Barnes
Fender RhodesGarry Greene
Background VocalsJeanette Wright
Background VocalsRobert Webb
Background VocalsYvette Morris
Background VocalsCharles Wright
VocalsBetty Wright


6 Give A Smile

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsAndre Fischer
GuitarCharles Wright
GuitarDonald Griffin
GuitarTito Jackson
PianoJohn Barnes
Background VocalsJeanette Wright
Background VocalsPhyllis Hyman
Background VocalsYvette Morris
VocalsBetty Wright


7 I Come To You

PianoJohn Barnes
VocalsBetty Wright


8 Make Me Love The Rain

BassMichael Wilkerson
DrumsGregory Wilkerson
GuitarCharles Wright
GuitarWilliam Bridgeforth
GuitarTito Jackson
PianoJohn Barnes
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TambourineAndre Fischer
Background VocalsJeanette Wright
Background VocalsRobert Webb
Background VocalsYvette Morris
VocalsBetty Wright


9 One Bad Habit (And That\’s Loving You!)

BassMichael Wilkerson
DrumsGregory Wilkerson
GuitarCharles Wright
GuitarWilliam Bridgeforth
Fender RhodesGarry Greene
SaxKim Hutchcroft
Background VocalsJeanette Wright
Background VocalsRobert Webb
Background VocalsYvette Morris
VocalsBetty Wright

Liner Notes

Producer – Stevie Wonder (Tracks 1)
Producer – Andre Fischer (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Arranged By – Andre Fischer, Betty Wright
Arranged By – John Barnes (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Arranged By – Eternity (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Bill Reichenbach (Tracks 2, 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Fred Wesley (Tracks 5, 6)
Arranged By (Horn And String) – Jerry Peters (Track 3)
Arranged By (String) – Fred Wesley (Track 6)
Arranged By (String) – John Barnes (Track 7)
Arranged By (String) – Bill Reichenbach (Track 9)
Coordinator – Belinda Wilson, Betty Wright
Engineer (Assistant, Concorde) – Steve Schmidt
Engineer (Assistant, Conway) – Phil Moores
Engineer (Assistant, Studio 33) – Tim Dennen
Engineer (Concorde, United Western) – Reginald Dozier
Engineer (Conway) – Buddy Brundo, Jerry Brown
Engineer (Studio 33) – Howard Steele
Engineer (Wonderland) – Gary Olazabal
Mastered By – Chris Bellman

Design – Nancy Donald

Manufactured By – Epic Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Recorded At – Concorde Recording Center
Recorded At – Wonderland Studios, Los Angeles
Recorded At – United Western Studios
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Mixed At – Concorde Recording Center
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mastered At – Allen Zentz Mastering