When R&B diva Bettye LaVette finishes off her aching, soul-drenched version of Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed" on her latest album, it's listeners who are left amazed. And we're talking slack-jawed astonishment here, just a notch below the full-fledged stupefaction doubtless experienced by anyone newly discovering LaVette, the 65-year-old wonder who exploded from 40 years of obscurity and in the virtual blink of eye was ranked alongside Aretha as soul royalty. LaVette similarly seizes as her own... More >>>