Cold Hearted Woman
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 finger-picking 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 and her band has played with and opened for artist such as the World-famous, Nappy Brown, Sandra Hall and Leon Russell 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. In November 2005, she and her band completed a successful ten city tour in Italy. Betty and her band are based in Charlotte, NC. USA.