My First Time Around is the 1968 debut LP by Betty Wright.
The album was recorded when Wright was 14 years old. It
includes the Top 40 hit single ''Girls Can't Do What the Guys
Remembered primarily for one Atlantic hit, ''Clean Up
Woman,'' Ms. Wright has been in the news lately for helping
18-year-old Joss Stone sound like a credible soul singer.
Wright was writing her own songs at an even younger age:
My First Time Around has crackling stories of the kind of
love you regret even while you're making it (''I'm Gonna
Hate Myself In The Morning''), with men you should be
ashamed to know (''He's Bad, Bad, Bad'').
The music is note-for-note perfect, from the organ accenting
''Circle of Heartbreak'' to the horn section on ''Girls Can't Do
What The Guys Do,'' appropriately the record's hit single.
Featuring Clarence Reid on piano.
180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
1. Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do
2. Funny How Love Grows Cold
3. I'm Gonna Hate Myself In The Morning
4. Circle Of Heartbreak
5. Sweet Lovin' Daddy
6. Cry Like A Baby
1. Watch Out Love
2. He's Bad, Bad, Bad
3. I Can't Stop My Heart
4. I'm Thankful
5. The Best Girls Don't Always Win
6. Just You