Betty Harris

Betty Harris

Betty Harris

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Top Songs

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All I Want Is You
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Nearer to You Betty Harris
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What Did I Do Wrong
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There's a Break in the Road
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I Don't Want to Hear It

Albums

  • Show It

    Jun 2023 • 5 songs

  • Show It

    Jun 2023 • 4 songs

  • Soul Perfection

    Jun 2020 • 12 songs

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Betty Harris

Biography

Renowned in deep soul circles for the devastating ballad "Cry to Me," singer Betty Harris was born in Orlando, Florida, in 1941 and raised primarily in Alabama. The child of preachers, her deep church roots conflicted with her desire to sing secular soul music, and at 17 she left home to pursue a performing career, briefly apprenticing under R&B star Big Maybelle before eventually landing in California, cutting the 1960 single "Taking Care of Business" for the Douglas label. Record promoter Babe Chivian recommended that Harris relocate to New York City, promising her an auditi...
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