Betty Harris

Soul Perfection / 1969 British press

Action : ACLP 6007



  • Artist: Betty Harris
  • A Side: Soul Perfection
  • B Side: 1969 British press
  • Label: Action
  • Format: LP



  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: E+

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Amazingly there is no USA release for this magnificent 16 track portrait of Betty Harris's complete work for Allen Toussaint at Sansu.

One of the most coveted Soul Sister albums ever to be released in the United Kingdom. But sold very in only meagre amounts upon it 1969 UK release, with B&C putting very little promotional muscle into its launch.
It is most unusual for a British 60's album to contain fully 16 tracks on a single LP but if you are going to cover one of the truly great ladies of 60's Soul. 16 recordings covering her extensive Sansu catalogue and nothing less would have done.

Noting: Surprising the USA never documented this Diva's work on an LP ever, and it was not until 11 years after this release that the demand in Japan for her material triggered a limited Sansu reissue...

Every track of course is a winner, cram-packed with searing Soul dance cuts; counterbalanced with poignant Deep and truly soulful ballads..

An all-time Soul "Great" that B&C rightly honoured with a spectacular album of her work, underlining once again, how a truly standout Soul artist passed by almost unnoticed by the overloaded USA music industry.

RARE and very hard to find a clean copy - conveying heart-rendering Soul on every track, showcasing a sadly neglected Soul-Sister at the very top of her game, guided by the King of New Orleans Soul, Allen Toussaint.

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, vinyl reveals only the mildest surface blemishes under light and plays beautifully throughout (listen) The laminated flipback cover is really clean also.No writing, major creases, stains, writing or tears. There are a few faint front cover laminate surface veins revealed when angled under direct light, minuscule and hardly noticeable. Back cover is immaculate inspect all images provided. A super-nice example of this essential and very elusive album

A Side

  • Title: Soul Perfection

    B Side

  • Title: 1969 British press
  • Year: 1969
  • City: United Kingdom