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Song Surgery

sid holmes

Song Surgery is where we dissect hit songs and hit records with the songwriters who composed them, and the singers and musicians who performed on them. (Be sure to subscribe and leave a rating!)
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Teenager Betty Wright had lied about her age (Pt. 1) when she was discovered while singing in a record store. But Deep City Records label owner and songwriter Willie J. Clarke worked with her over the years, eventually yielding a smash best-selling record that sold over two million copies.

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FAMU classmates Willie J. Clarke and Johnny Pearsall established Deep City Records, creating the original Miami Sound. When they discovered teenager Betty Wright ("Clean Up Woman"), they knew they had found a voice who could be matched with the funkier compositions of songwriters Clarke and Clarence Reid. Clarke recounts the history and rise of Deep City Records.
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