Although her résumé runs through four decades and includes numerous recordings (including some for big-timers like Atlantic and Motown) and even a few odd minor hits, Bettye LaVette's career flew under the radar for so long that even her cult status was minor league—undeservedly so, as it turned out. Avalanches of praise, including acknowledgment as one of the finest soul singers of her time, were heaped on LaVette when she finally achieved widespread recognition... More >>>