Betty Harris

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by Betty Harris

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1943, Orlando, Florida, USA. A former maid to Big Maybelle, with whom she would duet onstage, Harris was subsequently signed to Jubilee Records where her version of Solomon Burke’s hit, ‘Cry To Me’, reached the US R&B Top 10 and national Top 30 in 1963. A follow-up, ‘His Kiss’, was a minor success, but this expressive singer matured upon signing to the New Orleans outlet Sansu. She proceeded to record a series of exemplary Allen Toussaint songs that combined the... Read more

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soul
funk
new orleans
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