Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Betty LaVette Child of the Seventies CD
I generally steer clear of the "Rhino Handmade" scene as it seems to be populated by scalp collecting idiots who want to own artifacts rather than enjoy killer music, but even a pretentious shithead like myself will put his attitude in check when they drop a Betty LaVette record from the 69-70 era. I'll even buy it new.
I had high hopes for this and she delivers. 22 tracks of southern soul brilliance recorded in Muscle Shoals and sitting on the shelves until now(unless you got the 2000 euro only reissue...) Grab this and all her other records and the good news is you can still see her live.