Posts Tagged: Betty Wright

Song of the Day: “Party Down”

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Soul guitarist Willie Hale is perhaps most widely-known for his head-bopping contribution to Betty Wright’s hit song, “Clean Up Woman,” and maybe just as widely recognized for his nickname, Little Beaver. He apparently received the nickname in honor of his prominent teeth. Little Beaver earned a reputation as a talented session musician in the 60s […]

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Song of the Day: “Clean Up Woman”

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Sometimes the energy in a song is so palpable that you can tell the musicians have hit gold. That’s the case with the 1971 single by Betty Wright, “Clean Up Woman,” a soul song whose popularity at the time signified its special character. You can tell, from the first notes of guitarist Willie “Little Beaver” Hale, that […]

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