One of the finest - and most underrated - '60s soul divas, the Detroit-raised Bettye LaVette has finally begun to get her due, thanks largely to the recent generation of crate-digging soul seekers. After signing to Atlantic in 1963, LaVette scored a Top 10 R&B hit with her first single for the label before going on to cut more legendary sides for deep soul imprints Calla, Scepter, Silver Fox, and SSS International. Still very much active and recording, LaVette today enjoys a dedicated following on the Northern soul circuit.
LaVette, Bettye

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LaVette, Bettye - Do Your Duty LP
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Item #: LP 5208 -

    Prior to her recent rediscovery by a new generation of admirers, Detroit-bred soul diva Bettye LaVette spent nearly four decades building a thrilling body of music that her new fans now have the pleasure of discovering. 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...