Album Review

Bettye LaVette - Worthy

Bettye LaVette - Error

Betty Lavette's last CD "Thankful 'n Thoughtful" was a unique journey into songs I was very familiar with. No way was a Gospel/Soul singer going to credibly cover , Dylan, Neil Young, MacColl, and others I was sure had already been done definitively. I was wrong. She gets into a song , in her own way, like nobody else. It was akin to finding out Johnny Cash can cover Trent Reznor and make the song his.

Another one on my "to get" list

big boy Tks, nice review.

On Americana Music Show #124, I interviewed Bettye LaVette and she talked a lot about what it means to be a "song interpreter." It's really interesting!