Twist And Shout

With one eye on the intimate concept albums Sinatra invented at mid-50's Capitol, and the other on the gritty yet sophisticated soul records produced at Atlantic in the 60's this release offers ten songs that tell the story of Bettye LaVette. Recording stints at Motown, Atlantic, Epic and a host of smaller labels left her with dreams to burn, and she pours every moment of hope and heartbreak from her 44 years nine music her tough-minded new collection. Choosing only songs written by female artists, she spins the tale of a woman in the world where men make the choices. The songs are from such artists as Senaead O'Connor, Lucinda Williams, Joan Armatrading, Rosanne Cash, Dolly Parton, Aimee Mann and more!
With one eye on the intimate concept albums Sinatra invented at mid-50's Capitol, and the other on the gritty yet sophisticated soul records produced at Atlantic in the 60's this release offers ten songs that tell the story of Bettye LaVette. Recording stints at Motown, Atlantic, Epic and a host of smaller labels left her with dreams to burn, and she pours every moment of hope and heartbreak from her 44 years nine music her tough-minded new collection. Choosing only songs written by female artists, she spins the tale of a woman in the world where men make the choices. The songs are from such artists as Senaead O'Connor, Lucinda Williams, Joan Armatrading, Rosanne Cash, Dolly Parton, Aimee Mann and more!
045778677221
Bettye Lavette - I've Got My Own Hell to Raise

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Format: CD
Label: ATI
Catalog: 86772
Rel. Date: 09/27/2005
UPC: 045778677221

I've Got My Own Hell to Raise
Artist: Bettye Lavette
Format: CD
New: Available $13.99
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With one eye on the intimate concept albums Sinatra invented at mid-50's Capitol, and the other on the gritty yet sophisticated soul records produced at Atlantic in the 60's this release offers ten songs that tell the story of Bettye LaVette. Recording stints at Motown, Atlantic, Epic and a host of smaller labels left her with dreams to burn, and she pours every moment of hope and heartbreak from her 44 years nine music her tough-minded new collection. Choosing only songs written by female artists, she spins the tale of a woman in the world where men make the choices. The songs are from such artists as Senaead O'Connor, Lucinda Williams, Joan Armatrading, Rosanne Cash, Dolly Parton, Aimee Mann and more!

Reviews:

Producer Joe Henry, who simultaneously resuscitated and embalmed Solomon Burke on the soul great's 2002 comeback Don't Give Up on Me, has a tough act to follow. Longtime cult favorite LaVette struck gold with 2003's bluesy A Woman Like Me, featuring acidic material by producer and longtime Robert Cray collaborator Dennis Walker.

        
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