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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sweet Betty - Live & Let Live

Styles : Modern Electric Blues
Released : 2006
Lable : Music Maker Records

01 - P.A.R.T.Y
02 - Everybody Needs Love
03 - Untie Me
04 - Live And Let Live
05 - Walk The Street
06 - Touched By You
07 - Damn Your Eyes
08 - Old Fashioned Love
09 - Pass It On Down
10 - Ain't That Good News
11 - Weary Land
12 - Walk Around Heaven

Sweet Betty - Betty Echols Journey - was born in Duluth, GA. She grew up listening to gospel music. Aspiring to become a singer herself, Betty began singing at parties at her friends’ homes. In the mid 1980’s, she was introduced to legendary saxophonist, Grady “Fats” Jackson.
 Jackson was so impressed with Betty’s vocals that he began bringing her with him to his performances.
It was through Jackson that Betty met former Muddy Waters’ guitarist, “Steady Rollin” Bob Margolin. Margolin and his band, upon passing thought the southern region of the United States in the early 1990’s would regularly perform with Jackson and Betty in such places as Jackson Station nightclub in Hodges, South Carolina and Blind Willie’s or Blues Harbor in Atlanta, GA. In 1993, Jackson and Betty’s music collaboration landed them a cameo appearance in the movie “Simple Twist of Fate”, starring Steve Martin. Upon the untimely death of Jackson on January 17, 1994, the future of Betty;s singing career appeared uncertain until Margolin invited her to sing on his 1997 release “Up and In”. You can hear Betty’s vocal work on the laid-back sax driven Grady “Fats” Jackson tune, Coffee Break. Betty’s popularity continues to grow as evidenced by her demand from European audiences.
Her resume includes past performances in Greece, Germany, Israel, Italy, France, and Switzerland. She has worked with artists as Percy Sledge, Taj Mahal, Magic Slim, Kenny Neal, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Larry Garner and John Primer. Closer to home, you can often find Betty performing with Tommy Brown, The Shadows, The Breeze Kings and long time Georgia musicians and friends Albert White, Roy Lee Johnson and Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, all former guitarists with the legendary Atlanta blues pianist, Piano Red.

original CD from sussex

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