A total of three further singles including a reissue of "Cry to Me" were released on Jubilee, also produced by Bert Berns, with "His Kiss", which was released on January 4, 1964, another deep soul ballad, reaching the lower part of the Billboard Pop and R&B charts. In 1964, Betty Harris switched record labels to Sansu, a New Orleans label, where she was produced by Allen Toussaint. Her recording with Sansu produced ten singles. Of those, only "Nearer to You", an atmospheric, dramatic soul ballad, now considered one of the milestones of deep soul, achieved U.S. national chart success (Billboard number 85).
However, practically all of her recordings for Sansu, uptempo tunes and ballads alike, featuring Toussaint's raw yet sophisticated Southern soul arrangements behind Harris' rich, distinctive vocal, are considered prime specimens of the classic soul era; some notable recordings were "I'm Evil Tonight", a beat ballad favored in Northern soul circles; "I Don't Want to Hear It", "Show it" and "Twelve Red Roses", stirring up-tempo tracks; "Can't Last Much Longer" and "What'd I Do Wrong", emotive deep soul ballads. Harris retired from performing in 1970 to raise a family. All of the Sansu recordings were compiled into an album released in the UK (but not the US) in 1969, called Soul Perfection, an album which, in its vinyl format, although not extremely rare, commands relatively high prices of $200 to $300 today. A comprehensive CD compilation of Harris recordings, titled Soul Perfection Plus, was released in 1999 by the UK re-release label, West Side. In 2005, Harris returned to the music industry after a long absence. She has made several public appearances in the US and Europe, including the 2007 Porretta Soul Festival in Italy, and has recorded a new album, Intuition. Harris toured Australia in 2006 and appeared on the TV show RocKwiz, where she performed "Cry to Me", and a duet of "Love Lots Of Lovin'" with the Australian singer John Paul Young. Discography US singles 1962"Taking Care of Business""Yesterday's Kisses"Douglas104 1963"Cry to Me""I'll Be A Liar"Jubilee5456 1964"His Kiss""It's Dark Outside"Jubilee5465 1964"Mojo Hannah""Now Is The Hour"Jubilee5480 1965"What A Sad Feeling""I'm Evil Tonight"Sansu450 1966"I Don't Want to Hear It""Sometime"Sansu452 1966"Twelve Red Roses""What'd I Do Wrong"Sansu455 1967"Lonely Hearts""Bad Luck"Sansu461 1967"Nearer to You""I'm Evil Tonight"Sansu466 1967"Can't Last Much Longer""I'm Gonna Git Ya"Sansu471 1968"Love Lots of Lovin'""Take Care of Our Love" (with Lee Dorsey)Sansu474 1968"What'd I Do Wrong""Mean Man"Sansu478 1968"Hook Line 'N' Sinker""Show It"Sansu479 1968"Ride Your Pony""Trouble With My Lover"Sansu480 1969"There's A Break in The Road""All I Want Is You"SSS International766 Albums 2007IntuitionEvidence Vinyl compilations 1969Soul PerfectionAction (UK)ACLP 6007 1980In The SaddleCharly (UK)CRB 1002  Compilation CD 1999Soul Perfection PlusWest Side (UK)WESA 807 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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