Betty & The BP Ride Blues Band

Betty & The BP Ride Blues Band

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high energy performance of of blues & variety such as jazz, R&B, oldies but goldies, depending on venue. . The vocalist has international acclaim & is considered one of a kind. She will mesmerize the audience! Great professional show. The band is topnotch.

Biography

ALL ABOUT BETTY PRIDE

Twenty years ago, Betty Pride spent time as a jazz and R&B singer. For a while she was even a country/western studio backup singer at Arthur Smith Studios. She also served as a member of Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, and Reflection Sounds Studio as lead R&B singer. Betty sang with many Gospel Groups including “The Famous Southern Sisters”. She did originals such as “I’ve Been Waiting On You Baby” and “This Man I Got” written by musicians who had previously written for Otis Redding and The Isley Brothers. She was offered a recording contract with the Chess Recording Label, but for personal reasons decided not to accept.

She owes her love for music to her father who, during her childhood played blues guitar mostly in Piedmont style. She also learned according to her mother that she is related (albeit distant) to Blind Boy Fuller, one of the most recorded bluesmen in the ’30 known for his versatility, particularly the intricate fingerpicking style of Piedmont Blues.
Now Betty is showing the Blues side of her. She has recently written such songs as “Cold Hearted Woman”, “Run Away From Me, and Email Blues. She is one of the hottest around.

Betty has conducted many teaching classes and sessions regarding the blues genre in settings such as Universities (Italy), Borders Books & Music, Bank of America and many other venues..

Betty and her band has played with and opened and shared billings with artist such as the World-famous, Nappy Brown, Sandra Hall, Leon Russell, Buddy Guy, Booker T & The MG’s, Big Bill Morganfield, Shemika Copeland and many others.

The BP Ride Blues Band is known as one of the best. Betty says, she has well-seasoned members in her band, some of whom have played with Clarence Carter, Marvin Gaye and the great gospel singer Shirley Caesar.

She has a new CD release titled “Cold Hearted Woman” that has gotten great national and international reviews.

Betty and her band have performed at many festivals and have completed a successful ten-city tour in Italy.
Betty and her band are based in Charlotte, NC. USA

Discography

"Cold Hearted Woman",

Set List

Song and Instrumental List

You Can Leave Your Hat On Etta James/Tom Jones
Something Got a Hold Etta James
At Last Etta James
Rock Me Baby Etta James
If Walls Could Talk Little Milton

The Thrill Is Gone BB King
Stormy Monday
Stormy Weather Billie Holiday
God Bless The Child Billie Holiday
Summer Time
Down Home Blues ZZ Hill
Right Arm ZZ Hill
Hootchie Cootchie Man Muddy Waters
Share Your Love With Me Aretha Franklin
My Girl Temptations
That’s The Way Love Is Bobby Blue Bland
Stand By Me Ben E King
Knockin On Heaven’s Door Eric Clapton
Fever Little Willie John/Peggy Lee
Clean Up Woman Betty Wright
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Stroking Clarence Carter
Slip Away Clarence Carter
Knock On Wood Eddie Floyd
My Funny Valentine
That’s Aright
Take The A Train
Under The Board Walk
Friends & Strangers
I Feel Good James Brown
Pass The Peas James Brown
How Can An A