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- Format: CD
- SKU: MVD6872A
- UPC: 760137687221
- Street Date: 01/27/15
- PreBook Date: 12/23/14
- Label: Cherry Red »
- Genre: R & B
- Run Time: 45 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Year of Production: 2014
- Box Lot: 30
- Territory: US,CA
- Language: English
Bettye LaVette - Worthy
A supreme achievement from a uniquely gifted performer.
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With a musical career spanning over 50 years, Bettye LaVette is rightly recognized as one of the finest vocalists and one of the great interpreters of song. Her discography spans five decades, but it is within the past decade that she has finally been recognized as one of America's finest vocal talents. Bettye has teamed up with producer Joe Henry once again, and the result is a stunning new album, "Worthy," featuring 11 songs composed by writers such as Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Mickey Newbury, Beth Nielsen Chapman & Mary Gauthier (who wrote the album title track) and Joe Henry among others. "Worthy" is a supreme achievement from a uniquely gifted performer.
- Earned 2 Grammy nominations
- Won numerous Blues and R&B Awards throughout the years.
- In the past 8 years, Bettye has been a guest on Late Night with David Letterman, Conan, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Austin City Limits, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and many more.
- Toured with Cab Calloway in the Broadway smash 'Bubbling Brown Sugar' for six years.
- Performed with Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Radio City Music Hall for the David Lynch Foundation's 'Change Begins Within.'
- Performed 'Love, Reign O'er Me' for the Who at the Kennedy Center Honors when the band was inducted. (Made both Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey weep.)
- Performed 'A Change is Gonna Come' with Jon Bon Jovi for 'We Are One'--The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.
Anyone who has ever heard Bettye LaVette's voice will recognize how absurd it is that she may have ever been unsung.
With every song on 'Worthy,' Bettye finds the thread that first will unravel it. Then she stitches it all back together until it fits her taut frame and fierce stride, until it bends to meet her; until each song's story is somehow, miraculously, telling her own.
I never thought anyone could challenge the way Roger Daltrey took the vocals to such a high level of anguish, longing, and epiphany, but Bettye did it. She is a voice from the wilderness.