Betty LaVette - I've Got My Own Hell To Raise - CD
With one eye on the intimate concept albums Sinatra invented at mid-50's Capitol, and the other on the gritty yet sophisticated soul records produced at Atlantic in the 60's this release offers ten songs that tell the story of Bettye LaVette. Recording stints at Motown, Atlantic, Epic and a host of smaller labels left her with dreams to burn, and she pours every moment of hope and heartbreak from her 44 years nine music her tough-minded new collection. Choosing only songs written by female artists, she spins the tale of a woman in the world where men make the choices. The songs are from such artists as Senaead O'Connor, Lucinda Williams, Joan Armatrading, Rosanne Cash, Dolly Parton, Aimee Mann and more!