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Betty WrightDanger High Voltage

Label:Alston Records – 4400, Alston Records – A-4400
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Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
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Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Rhythm & Blues

Tracklist

A1Everybody Was Rockin'
Producer, Written-ByClarence Reid, Willie Clarke
3:48
A2Love Don't Grow On A Love Tree
Written-ByB. Wright*, H.W. Casey*, W. Clarke*
3:01
A3Show Your Girl2:38
A4Come On Up
ProducerWillie Clarke
Written-ByFelix Cavaliere
2:59
A5Shoorah! Shoorah!
ProducerWillie Clarke
Written-ByA. Toussaint*
2:55
B1Where Is The Love4:55
B2That's When I'll Stop Loving You
ProducerH.W. Casey*, Willie Clarke
Written-ByBilly Kennedy
3:23
B3Don't Thank Me Baby, Thank Yourself
ProducerH.W. Casey*, Willie Clarke
Written-ByGloria Jones, Pam Sawyer
2:54
B4Tonight Is The Night
ProducerWillie Clarke
Written-ByBetty Wright, Willie Clarke
4:00
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Notes

Ⓟ 1974 T.K. Records
Cat# "4400" printed on cover, "A-4400" on center labels

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A side): ➁ ALSTON-4400-A MR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B side): ALSTON-➁- 4400-B MR

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Danger High Voltage (LP, Album)RCASF 8408UK1974
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Danger High Voltage (LP, Album)RCA VictorDXL1 4003France1974
Peligro Alto Voltaje (LP, Album)RCA VictorAVS-4275Argentina1974
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Where Is The Love (LP, Album)RCADXL 1-4003Germany1974
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Danger - High Voltage (LP, Album)RCA VictorRCLP 20013Greece1974

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  • brandosoul's avatar
    brandosoul
    Widely regarded among soul enthusiasts, rare groove purists, and critics alike as Betty Wright's finest hour, Danger High Voltage is an apt title for this sought after mid-70s soul release. It crackles with soulful ebullience from its very first song, the euphoric dance party tale, "Everybody Was Rockin'" and never lets up from there. This classic album found Wright continuing her collaboration with the production team of Clarence Reid and Willie Clarke. The smoldering cross between southern funk, fiery proto-disco, and smooth R&B is so finely keyed with Wright's distinctive voice, imbuing these songs with the right blend of sass and passion to boot. There are way too many standouts to highlight: Allen Toussaint's "Shoorah! Shoorah!" is a bubbly pop-soul confection with a rather funky chorus that's hard to resist. "Where Is the Love" found Wright embracing disco without losing its early nuances (the horn-anchored, chicken-scratch funk that is topped off by the fiery Latin conga work during the workout coda predates acid jazz, and to a lesser extent, house). Of course, there's also Wright's classic ode to her first sexual experiences, "Tonight Is the Night," a rare masterclass in crafting R&B that can be playfully coy and sensual all at once without going overboard. Bright, lively, and downright groovy, Danger High Voltage hangs so well together because the songs and everyone involved in their creation gelled perfectly. It is one of the key albums of Wright's great early catalog that is also ripe for discovery as an underrated cornerstone of classic soul.

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