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“I thought that I would be a household name. I certainly thought I’d be doing it this long, I just thought that I wouldn’t be so tawdry.”
“How can I come back when I never came the first time?”
Bettye LaVette, who announced Australian shows this morning, talks about singing for the president.
The ebb and flow of mood, the diversity of source material and the overall quality of the performances here make this one of LaVette’s finest pieces.
The new record from Bettye LaVette sees her celebrate 50 years in the music business.