Monday, December 05, 2005

Raising Hell in Mt. Airy
Saw Bettye Lavette on Friday night. Damn. She looks and sounds way godd for 59. The story on her is that she was destined for soul greatness but got screwed by her record labels so bad that her 1972 debut album came out in 2002. She's comes off more blessed than bitter (although both are on the menu) and puts on a classic soul show.

Why should I bother reviewing it all when DeLuca at the Inky has done so quite well here?

Lavette has a fine new album out on Anti- that you should buy - all the songs covers of country and pop by women and I've never heard a certain Fiona Apple song sound so good.

Visit for more info, tourdates, etc.

Anti- has generously provided the following tracks for download:

You'll Never Change (Classic)
Let Me Down Easy (Classic)
The High Road (New)
Down To Zero (New)

Good stuff but the live act is way heavier.


Blogger Playitsam said...

good music - I've heard Lavette before -nice that she has been rediscovered - and what a wonderful birthday gift that would be for someone you love

12:39 PM  

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