Betty Harris - The Lost Queen Of New Orleans Soul - 33RPM

Betty Harris

The Lost Queen Of New Orleans Soul


Soul Jazz Records

Genre: Soul/Funk
EAN: 5026328003450
Regular price €36,00

"The Lost Queen Of New Orleans Soul" collects the steady output of Betty Harris' amazing soul and funk singles from 1964 to 1969, recorded under the musical direction of legendary composer, musician and producer Allen Toussaint.

No other compilation shows more vividly what made up the heart and soul of the city of New Orleans during that time. Betty Harris' mighty fiery soul vocals found their perfect accompaniment in the musicians Toussaint put at her side: none other than the funk band The Meters - together with the extraordinary songwriting skills of Allen Toussaint an unbeatable combination.

The singles collected here were pressed only in small numbers, commercial success failed to materialize, and Betty Harris retired soon after. That Harris never lived in New Orleans - she flew in from Florida for all her sessions - didn't matter. It's not the geography, but the mood, the very special flair that makes New Orleans.