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Concerts

Bettye LaVette.

April 14, 2014 Recent albums have helped the veteran Detroit soul singer find a huge new audience.

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Studio Sessions

Bettye LaVette

November 17, 2010 Hear the soul icon bring a refreshing, powerful take to some classic songs in the WXPN studios.

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October 28, 2010 Hear the soul icon perform two songs from Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook on WFUV.

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March 30, 2006 A cult favorite among soul aficionados, Bettye LaVette is back with a scorching new CD

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Interviews & Profiles

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January 23, 2009 The soul singer shared the stage with Jon Bon Jovi at the Obama Inauguration Celebration.

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December 17, 2007 After more than 40 years in music, the soul singer is finally getting the notice she deserves.

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March 5, 2006 Bettye LaVette is currently celebrating her 60th birthday, and her latest album.

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Discover Songs

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July 29, 2010 The soul singer takes a George Harrison song and brings out its transcendent serenity.

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May 25, 2010 Now on All Songs Considered: a mix of soul, punk, neo-classical instrumental music and more.

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May 16, 2010 Hear the authoritative soul belter's new covers album in its entirety until its release on May 25.

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February 8, 2008 Does any indie soul singer bring more guts, more conviction and more emotion to her singing?

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December 17, 2005 Meredith Ochs picks range from the rockin' White Stripes to "outlaw" country singer Merle Haggard.

October 19, 2005 An extraordinary new recording from Fiona Apple; Classic R&B singer Bettye LaVette; Reggae class...

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Reviews

The Dynamites.

June 15, 2012 "Yours and Mine," featuring Charles Walker and Bettye LaVette, is an exhilarating affirmation.

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Bettye LaVette

July 29, 2010 The soul singer takes a George Harrison song and brings out its transcendent serenity.

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May 25, 2010 Now on All Songs Considered: a mix of soul, punk, neo-classical instrumental music and more.

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February 8, 2008 Does any indie soul singer bring more guts, more conviction and more emotion to her singing?

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December 17, 2005 Meredith Ochs picks range from the rockin' White Stripes to "outlaw" country singer Merle Haggard.

October 19, 2005 R&B singer Bettye LaVette has a new CD of tunes by artists like Fiona Apple and Lucinda Williams.

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More Stories

Bettye LaVette performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

May 21, 2010 The veteran soul singer blew into the NPR Music office and conquered it before she'd sung a note.

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