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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Edna Wright - If the price is right

Edna Wright was born in L.A. in 1944. She is the younger sister of vocalist Darlene Love. Wright was a member of an L.A.-based vocal group called the Blossoms. In the '60s, Wright performed gospel with the Church of God in Christ Singers; Wright sang backup for various artists, including Ray Charles and the Righteous Brothers. And she also did some recordings as a solo artist in the '60s using the pseudonym Sandy Wynns. In 1969 she formed Honey Cone and hired Shellie Clark and Carolyn Willis. She released her first solo album entitled "Oops! Here I Go Again" on RCA Records. Produced by Greg Perry. Horn & string arrangements by H.B.Barnum and McKinley Jackson.

I have chosen the fantastic track entitled "If the price is right" composed by Greg Perry and Angelo Bond.

Sadly after that LP, Wright didn't record any other solo albums but she sang backing vocals for various pop, R&B and gospel artists.

The exact year of release is not quite clear. Although the vinyl label is printed in 1977, the back cover of the LP jacket reads 1976. Also the CD reissue mentions the year of 1977. It might be a printer's error.

Note: The above posted track is not played in full

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