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R&B legend BETTYE LaVETTE is set to mark her 50th anniversary in the music world with the upcoming release of her mesmerizing album,THANKFUL N’ THOUGHTFUL, on ANTI- Records, as well as her breathtaking and no holds barred autobiography co-written with David Ritz out on Blue Rider Press through Penguin on September 27.
Produced by Craig Street (Norah Jones, Joe Henry, k.d. lang, Meshell Ndegeocello, John Legend, Charlie Sexton, etc.), TN’T is a selection of contemporary tracks written and previously recorded by Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Patty Griffin, Gnarls Barkley and others, which BETTYE consumes whole, rearranges deep within her soul and exorcises as her own through her voice filled with longing, rage, desire, despair, survival and victory. BETTYE’s voice – rough, tender, sensuous — is her instrument of inspiration and her dynamic power seethes throughout each song, wringing out the pathos, sharing her hard earned wisdom and story throughout these tales of her reinvention.
“How did Bettye LaVette slip thru the net for so long?”– Keith Richards
“Bettye Lavette has always been a wonderful singer – ‘I have been a
huge fan for many years. To my delight and surprise she recorded an
amazing version of “Talking Old Soldiers” – ‘a song which nobody else
has covered, and made it her own. Now she has recorded “Don’t Let
the Sun Go Down On Me” and has done exactly the same…I am truly
touched by her picking these songs and can only hope that this album
brings more attention to this incredible artist.” – Elton John