Happy 75th Birthday Bettye LaVette

Happy 75th birthday today to the great Bettye LaVette (born 1/29/46)who was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame this past year. LaVette battled in semi-obscurity until 2005 and the release of her album I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise. Her eclectic musical style combines elements of soul, blues, rock, funk, gospel, and everything else righteous. Listen to LaVette belt out “Let Me Down Easy” from 1965 that was released as a single by Calla Records peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot Rhythm and Blues Singles chart.

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