Betty Lavette – The Stealer
Funky to a majestic degree, the work of Betty Lavette largely went unreleased and unappreciated while she was at her creative peak. After having a national hit at the age of 16 with one of her first singles, “My Man – He’s a Loving Man,” Lavette never managed to cut an album deal and laboured in near-obscurity on the European festival circuit. However, in 1999 a French soul collector tracked down the masters to her “lost” album, Child of the Seventies, and convinced Atlantic to allow him to release it on his own label, leading to a well deserved byt much belated revival for Lavette.
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