Betty Wright – 1974 – Danger High Voltage
Danger! Hi-Voltage is an apt title for Betty Wright’s finest hour. It contains three R&B hits — “Shoorah! Shoorah!“, “Where Is the Love” and “Tonight Is the Night” — but also features an array of other tasty tracks, including the heart-tugging “That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You.”
It is included in Mojo’s Magazine 100 greatest soul albums of all time.
A1 Everybody Was Rockin’ (3:48)
A2 Love Don’t Grow On A Love Tree (3:01)
A3 Show You Girl (2:38)
A4 Come On Up (2:59)
A5 Shoorah! Shoorah! (2:55)
B1 Where Is The Love (4:55)
B2 That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You (3:23)
B3 Don’t Thank Me Baby, Thank Yourself (2:54)
B4 Tonight Is The Night (4:00)
“Danger High Voltage” is Betty Wright’s best album. Released as it was during the heyday of disco, it struggles against sounding dated, but it mostly shines. Betty’s voice is one of the most solid of the period’s female R&B singers, equally at home with tender ballads and surging dance tunes. The Toussaint-penned “Shoorah shoorah” is worth the price of admission, but there really isn’t an unlistenable tune on the album.