Last night was one of the highlights of the year so far for me. We went to see Betty Wright live at the Jazz Cafe. It would have been good if the venue would have let her play for longer rather than have to make way for the disco at 10.30, but if we could have done with a bit more quantity you couldn't fault Betty on the quality. She was utterly fantastic.
It would be wrong to single out highlights - the whole set was a highlight - but the extended versions of "After the Pain", "No Pain, No Gain" and "Tonight is the Night" deserve special mentions. And "Clean Up Woman", of course, which we feature below with a few more little gems from her back catalogue. Her new album "The Movie" is well worth checking out as well.
"Clean Up Woman (Live)" - Betty Wright
"Fakin' Moves" - Betty Wright
"Gimme Back My Man" - Betty Wright
"From Pain To Joy" - Betty Wright
"If You Abuse My Love (You'll Lose My Love)" - Betty Wright
Here is Betty back in the 1980s. I was going to say "in her prime" but last night showed she is still in her prime and will be for a long time to come.