My First Time Around

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My First Time Around
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Studio album by Betty Wright
Released 1968
Genre Funk, soul [1]
Label Atco
Producer Brad Shapiro, Steve Alaimo
Betty Wright chronology
My First Time Around
I Love The Way You Love
(1972)I Love The Way You Love1972
Singles from My First Time Around
  1. "Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do"
    Released: 1968
  2. "He's Bad, Bad, Bad"
    Released: 1968

My First Time Around is the 1968 debut LP by Betty Wright. The album was recorded when Wright was 14 years old.[2] It includes the Top 40 hit single "Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do".[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do" Clarence Reid & Willie Clarke 2:04
2. "Funny How Love Grows Cold" Clarence Reid & Willie Clarke 2:51
3. "I'm Gonna Hate Myself In The Morning" Dale Ward & Arthur Alexander 2:11
4. "Circle of Heartbreak" Betty Wright 2:58
5. "Sweet Lovin' Daddy" Clarence Reid & Willie Clarke 2:25
6. "Cry Like a Baby" Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham 2:34
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Watch Out Love" Brad Shapiro, Betty Wright & Willie Clarke 2:41
2. "He's Bad, Bad, Bad" Clarence Reid & Willie Clarke 2:22
3. "I Can't Stop My Heart" Jackie Avery 3:24
4. "I'm Thankful" Steve Alaimo, Sam Cooke & J. W. Alexander 2:03
5. "The Best Girls Don't Always Win" Clarence Reid 3:08
6. "Just You" Sonny Bono 3:06



  • Joey Murcia – guitar
  • Bobby Birdwatcher - piano, organ
  • Clarence Reid - piano
  • Arnold Albury - piano
  • David Brown - bass
  • Eddie Martinez - drums
  • Butch Trucks - drums

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]