ANTI- Records Signs Betty Lavette (two soul classics from the early sixties)

ANTI- Records has signed Betty Lavette. Unlike their unusual signing of Solomon Burke this one of Bett Lavette makes more sense as they have Solomon’s records under their belt and an able (genius) producer in Joe Henry. I’d be lying to you if I told you I knew a lot about Betty, I don’t. She had some hits or more likely near hits in the early sixties and has been an important R&B singer since.
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This is really something you’d find on Tuwa’s Shanty, Funk You, or Soul Sides. But I found these two songs from `62 (I think) on the ANTI- website and thought I would share them on this beautiful night in Chicago. Look for Betty Lavette’s Joe Henry produced ANTI- Records debut this Autumn. She’ll finally get her due!!

You’ll Never Change
Let Me Down Easy

One Response to “ANTI- Records Signs Betty Lavette (two soul classics from the early sixties)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Craig — I downloaded those 2 totally fantastic Betty Lavette tracks a few weeks ago.

    I don’t think they are from 1962, I think they are from the forthcoming unnamed record on Anti – that’s why the album title is TBA. That’s how I read the info on the site anyhow.

    If they ARE from the upcoming album, then it definitely will be at the top of my shopping list!

    — Mindy B