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How could she be hiding all this time!

Damn ... Who feels music more than this woman...I can't believe I hadn't heard her before the Kennedy honors and her frickin' hauntingly beautiful version "Love reign or' me". A fan for life now and I hope she visits Colorado some day and if not I'll try and catch her in my hometown...Washington DC...Thanks so much Bettye


Personally I'm not an R&B fan, if givin the choice i'd rather listen to older rock artists but then one early one morning while listening to the radio; 89.5 The Current in Minnesota to be exact, I heard the DJ interviewing one Bettye LaVette, and i was taken in by her sound. The uniqueness of it, and how much feeling she puts behind her voice. All i could say was.. "Wow."

I've Got My Own Samsara to Lose

The album gives me "the all overs" and hair raised on my arm listening to the LaVette voice. Few will be able to escape the reality of suffering Bettye delivers.


Born: January 26, 1946 in Muskegon, MI

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A perennial cult favorite in Northern soul circles, singer Bettye LaVette was born in Muskegon, MI, on January 29, 1946. Raised primarily across the state in Detroit, at 16 she cut her first sides for the local Lupine label, with a test pressing of the disc making its way to Atlantic Records. After signing with Atlantic, she scored an R&B Top Ten hit out of the box with her debut single, "My Man -- He's a Loving Man," only to fail to reach the same commercial heights again. After one more Atlantic...
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