Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Bettye LaVette at the World Cafe Live

Soul singer Bettye LaVette plays the World Cafe Live on Saturday night. The 66 year old Detroiter sustains her comeback with the album Thankful N' Thoughtful and her colorful memoir, A Woman Like Me, both out this week.

Bettye LaVette at the World Cafe Live


Soul singer Bettye LaVette plays the World Cafe Live on Saturday night. The 66 year old Detroiter who's now a West Orange, New Jersey resident sustains her ongoing comeback with her new album Thankful N' Thoughtful, which is out this week, and her colorful-to-say-the-least memoir, A Woman Like Me, written with David Ritz, which is also newly in stores. 

I interviewed LaVette for this past Tuesday's Inquirer, and you can read all about it here. Below, check out videos of her two hits from the '60s, "My Man - He's A Lovin' Man" and "Let Me Down Easy," as well as her performance of The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" from the 2008 Kennedy Center honors, plus a cover of Bob Dylan's "Everything Is Broken" from Thankful N' Thoughtful.   Show info is here.

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