Bettye LaVette

Born: 29 / 1 / 1946

Location: United States

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Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette (born Betty Jo Haskins, January 29, 1946) is an American soul singer who made her first record at sixteen, but achieved only intermittent fame until 2005, when her album I've Got My Own Hell to Raise was released to widespread critical acclaim, and was named on many critics' "Best of 2005" lists. Her next album, The Scene of the Crime, debuted at number one on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart and was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards. She received the Legacy of Americana Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Americana Music Honors & Awards.


1982 Tell Me a Lie
1991 Not Gonna Happen Twice
1991 Nearer to You
2003 A Woman Like Me
2005 I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise

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