August 29, 2007

Bettye LaVette: The Scene of the Crime

Soul singer Bettye LaVette was supposed to make it big in the early seventies, but was dropped but her record label Atlantic. Her new album The Scene of the Crime is a return to form. A big voice, with an edge. You don't wanna mess with Bettye, 'cause she will run over you like a truck.

Bettye LaVette - The Scene of the Crime

Recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, with legendary Spooner Oldham on his trademark Wurlitzer piano, The Scene of the Crime is an album that has "classic" and "essential" written all over it. It's all about the battle of the sexes and Bettye makes damn sure that she will be the winner. Play loud, really loud.

The Scene of the Crime is released on Anti- Records. Release date: September 24.

» bettyelavette.com

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