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INTERPRETATIONS: THE BRITISH ROCK SONGBOOK

Produced by Bettye, Rob Mathes and Michael Stevens, INTERPRETATIONS is a 12-song journey through compositions by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Traffic and Pink Floyd, among others, before concluding right where the very idea for the new album started: Bettye's visceral show-stopping rendition of The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" from the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors, which appears here as an extended bonus track.

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Track List:
01. The Word (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
02. No Time To Live (James Capaldi/Stephen Winwood)
03. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Bennie Benjamin/Gloria Caldwell/Sol Marcus)
04. All My Love (John Baldwin/Robert Plant) (David Gilmour/Roger Waters)
05. Isn't It A Pity (George Harrison)
06. Wish You Were Here (David Gilmour/Roger Waters)
07. It Don't Come Easy (Richard Starkey)
08. Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney)
09. Salt Of The Earth (Michael Jagger/Keith Richards)
10. Nights In White Satin (David Hayward)
11. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (Eric Clapton/Bobby Whitlock)
12. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John/Bernard Taupin
13. Love Reign O'er Me (Peter Townshend)
(BONUS TRACK: Live from the Kennedy Center Honors)

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THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

Critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated CD, Produced by Bettye LaVette, Patterson Hood and David Barbe. Executive Producer Andrew Kaulkin, Anti- Records

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Track List:
01. Take Me Like I Am (I Still Want To Be Your Baby)
02. Choices
03. Jealousy
04. You Don't Know Me At All
05. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces
06. They Call It Love
07. Last Time
08. Talking Old Soldiers
09. Before The Money Came (Battle Of Bettye LaVette)
10. I Guess We Shouldn't Talk About That Now

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I'VE GOT MY OWN HELL TO RAISE

Critically acclaimed 2005 release. Produced by Joe Henry.

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Track List:
01. I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got
02. Joy
03. Down To Zero
04. The High Road
05. On The Surface
06. Just Say So
07. Little Sparrow
08. How Am I Different?
09. Only Time Will Tell Me
10. Sleep To Dream

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A WOMAN LIKE ME

WC Handy Award winner "Best Comeback Album of 2004". Produced by Dennis Walker.

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Track List:
01. Serves Him Right
02. Thru The Winter
03. Right Next Door
04. When The Blues Catch Up To You
05. Thinkin' 'bout You
07. A Woman Like Me
08. It Ain't Worth It
09. When a Woman's Had Enough
10. Salt on My Wounds
11. The Forecast
12. Close as I'll Get to Heaven
13. Hey, Hey Baby (Bettye's Blues)

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TELL ME A LIE

Bettye's 1982 classic Motown album. Produced by Steve Buckingham. Re-issued by Reel Music.

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Track List:
01. Right in the Middle (Of Falling in Love)
02. Either Way We Lose
03. Suspicions
04. You Seen One You Seen All
05. I Heard It Through the Grapevine
06. Tell Me a Lie
07, I Like It Like That
08. Before I Even Knew Your Name
09. I Can't Stop
10. If I Were Your Woman

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DO YOUR DUTY

Sundazed have completely remastered the Silver Fox/SSS International tracks from 1969-1970. They were produced by Leland Rogers with the Sounds Of Memphis studio guys, who went on to become known as The Dixie Flyers. Even if you have the Varese issue, this is a MUST have, as the mastering is that much better.

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Track List:
01. My Train's Comin' In
02. Do Your Duty
03. Love Made a Fool of Me
04. At the Mercy of a Man
05. Piece of My Heart
06. Easier to Say Than Do
07. He Made a Woman Out of Me
08. Nearer to You
09. We Got to Slip Around
10. I'm In Love
11. Games People Play

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LET ME DOWN EASY - LIVE IN CONCERT

Recorded live in Utrecht, Holland in 1999.

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Track List:
01. My Man - He's a Lovin' Man
02. Damn Your Eyes
03. Right in the Middle
04. You'll Never Change
05. Almost
06. Your Turn to Cry
07. He Made A Woman Out Of Me
08. Let Me Down Easy

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LATEST ALBUM

Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

"Bettye LaVette brings the British Invasion home to its American R&B roots on her latest CD, INTERPRETATIONS: THE BRITISH ROCK SONGBOOK

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OTHER RELEASES

The Scene Of The Crime

Bettye Lavette and The Drive By Truckers collaborate on this one-of-a-kind record filled with mini-dramas about life, love and survival. Critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated CD.

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I've Got My Own Hell To Raise

"A forceful, timely reminder that soul thrives on the singer and not the song, LaVette doesn't so much cover these songs as reinvent them from the inside out."

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A Woman Like Me

"Perhaps the best female soul release in years. Buy this CD. It will not leave your CD player. When you have sympathetic live musicians, an understanding producer and the great, great Bettye LaVette on board, the perfect CD can be created." WC Handy Award winner "Best Comeback CD of 2004"

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Do Your Duty

"For many longtime LaVette devotees, her recordings for the Silver Fox label, and its parent company SSS International, rank with the artist’s finest work. Do Your Duty collects the 11 classic solo sides that LaVette cut for Silver Fox and SSS in 1969 and 1970, including her beloved R&B hits “He Made a Woman Out of Me” and “Do Your Duty.” 

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Tell Me A Lie

"Bettye LaVette recorded this album for Motown in 1982. Critically acclaimed at the time of its release but totally at odds with what Motown was then recording, "Tell Me A Lie" sounds as fresh today as it did when originally released." 

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Let Me Down Easy:
Live in Concert

LaVette claims that live performance is where she blows away the competition. Hearing this monster set recorded at the 1999 Blues Estafette festival in Utrecht, Holland, one would be hard pressed to argue with her. 

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Change Is Gonna Come Sessions

"If one of your favorite musical sets of the Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial happened to be the moment when cult soul diva Bettye LaVette sang Sam Cooke’s “Change Is Gonna Come” with Jon Bon Jovi, get ready for a truly amazing treat."

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