Holland Dozier & Holland star Edna Wright:
THE VOICE OF THE 70’s
By Manuel Esparza/www.chicano-magazine.com
Cinderella story begins in Los Angeles and starts in the golden era of the Motown Sound, with famed producers Holland Dozier & Holland on Hot Wax Records with Greg Perry producing Edna Wright and the Honey Cone.
Honey Cone started out in the late 60’s, but by 1972, they were the nations number one female group along side Honey Cone members Shelly Clark and Carolyn Willis, with a string of top hits including Want Ads, Sitting On a Time Bomb, While You’re Out There Looking For Sugar, Girls It Ain’t Easy, Stick Up, and One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show, The Day I Found Myself, a tune Miss Wright says it’s her swan song, the same way as Someday We’ll Be Together for Diana Ross and The Supremes.
In the UK, Edna belts out The Touch of Venus a mid-60’s solo record she cut as Sandy Wynns. Fans have confirmed that Edna knows her UK fans and sings this gem, it would be great too hear Edna perform this in the States.
Last nights show in Studio City at the E Spot, Edna Wright, the original lead singer who sang on all those hits was delivering them too her fans in the same exciting fashion as she did when they first came out and when she appeared on Soul Train several times with the Honey Cone, thrilled fans once again bringing them back to a time and place when everything was so easy.
Edna Wright is back and performing those golden Hot Wax hits along side with her husband, famed record producer Greg Perry, who conducts the band. Wright’s background singers include her super talented daughter Melodye Perry.
Wright punched, knocked out the crowd with hit after hit sounding terrific and looking the blonde bomb shell that she is; seeing her and I hate to compare her with her sister famed singer Darlene Love but I’d take Edna any day with all those hits!
She made Los Angeles radio stations1580 K-Day and 1230 KGFJ banging, and radio stations all over the world.
Miss Wright, legendary star, the women who made Hot Wax Records world known for Holland Dozier and Holland surely is The Voice of The 70’s.
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