Her Things Have Changed CD is excellent and extremely well recorded
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@rpeluso Thank you, it is fantastic - I just finished listening to it. Not to many singers, these days, understands the words they're singing. I can feel she does and she owns each song. I have "The Scene of The Crime", but to me this is much better. Sound is also very good. Bass, so important in R&B music is wonderfully recorded, full and well controlled. Amount of reverberation is just right. I ordered the previous one "Things Have Changed".
Funny the timing of this post. About three or four days ago I was listening to WWOZ in my car and this song came on. I wasn't really paying attention at first but then I realized I recognised it as a cover of (and a really horrid one at that) "Love reign over me" by the Who. The vocal itself was okay but the styling and tempo of the cover was just god awful. And the artist, of course, none other then Bettye LaVette, with whom I was, up to that point, unfamiliar with. It seemed like a really odd choice of material to cover by a performer of her specific talents. Audition it if you dare.
The song 'Love Reign O'er Me' can be found on her album call 'Interpretations', as a bonus track. A british rock songbook of 60s and 70s tunes by Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Traffic, and Elton John.
You will hear these songs under a new light. They were transformed. A great album.
This was the 1st LaVette album I purchased. Just got 'Blackbird. Will look for 'Things have Changed'.