miércoles, 15 de julio de 2009

Sandra Wright: Wounded Woman (1974)

Sandra Wright began singing at the age of four and continued through school and church, eventually training to be an Opera singer at Tennessee State University (TSU). Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Sandra remembers the blues and barbeque of Beale Street; her first cousin was Blues legend Memphis Slim. While attending TSU, Sandra entered a talent contest where she met "Sweet" Charles Sherrelle who was a member of the talent contest backing band and who has encouraged her to sing. Actually she won singing R&B. After college Sandra hit the road with the Canned Souls for three years. The group was named Cashbox magazine's "Newcomers picked to click in 1969-70'' for their single, ‘Unbelievable.’ They split up in 1971 and, three years later, Sandra recorded an album for Stax / Truth records, Wounded Woman, which was never released on Stax. Demon Records released Wounded Woman in 1989 for the first time. After Stax was lost to the IRS, Sandra sang at the New Modern Era club in Nashville for 17 years. She sang on numerous radio and TV jingles throughout her time in Nashville too, and in 1986, she joined the Nashville Minstrel Players. By 1990, she was working as the lead singer for another Nashville R&B group, Bordello, leaving for half a year to open for Clarence "Gatemouth'' Brown. After her touring with Brown, Wright formed her own group and toured the country. The Sandra Wright Band recorded their debut in 1992 and later that year relocated to Vermont. She continues to tour with her blues and soul group and also tours with a jazz trio from her home in Vermont. Titles on Sandra's sought-after classic 1974 debut include: 'Please Don't Say Goodbye,' 'I Come Running Back,' 'Lovin' You, Lovin' Me' and 'Midnight Affair.' http://www.discogs.com/, http://www.allmusic.com/

4 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...


e-keane dijo...

In my opinion one of the finest soul albums ever made...bar none...and certainly one of my favourites.
Funny, the liner notes on the CD indicate Sandra "disappeared" after this recording and it is wonderful to know she is till performing.
"Midnight Affair" is one track that always works for me. Try listening to it along with Gladys Knight "It Takes A Whole Lot Of Man" and Jackie Wilson's "You Got Me Walking The Floor"

Thanks so much for this...and all your other..posts.



jayinches dijo...

Looks great - would really love to hear but cannot see a link to click ;-(

Thanks in anticipation

jayinches dijo...

Please ignore my comment above - the term ' look before you leap ' comes to mind ( a day later heh heh).
Was hoping for the CD edition as already have the vinyl but maybe same number of tracks anyway.
Thanks ;-)