Bettye LaVette

Born 29 January 1946.
Bettye LaVette


Bettye LaVette (born Betty Haskins, January 29, 1946) is an American soul singer-songwriter who made her first record at sixteen, but achieved only intermittent fame until 2005, with her album I've Got My Own Hell to Raise. Her eclectic musical style combines elements of soul, blues, rock and roll, funk, gospel, and country music.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Thankful N’ Thoughtful

    Thankful N’ Thoughtful 2012

    Reviewed by Lloyd Bradley
    Possibly the best set of songs she’s ever recorded.
  2. Review of Scene of The Crime

    Scene of The Crime 2007

    Reviewed by Ben Wood
    The album is split between atmospheric ballads, Lavette’s emotive vocals backed by...
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