Bettye LaVette

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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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Year Title RatingReleases
1982 Tell Me a Lie 1
1991 Nearer to You 1
1991 Not Gonna Happen Twice 2
2003 A Woman Like Me 1
2005 I've Got My Own Hell to Raise 1
2006 Child of the Seventies 1
2006 Take Another Little Piece of My Heart 1
2007 The Scene of the Crime 1
2010 Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook 2
2012 Thankful n' Thoughtful 2
2015 Worthy 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 The Very Best of the Motorcity Recordings 2
1997 Soul Hits 1
2001 Souvenirs 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2000 Let Me Down Easy In Concert 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1965 Let Me Down Easy 1
1969 Get Away 1
1970 Do Your Duty / Love's Made a Fool Out of Me 1
1970 He Made a Woman Out of Me / My Train's Coming In 1
1970 Take Another Little Piece of My Heart / At the Mercy of a Man 1
1978 Doin' the Best I Can 1
2012 Dirty Old Town 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2009 Change is Gonna Come Sessions 1

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