Bettye LaVette, a woman like me

The incomparable and amazing R&B singing legend Bettye LaVette joins the Sex Politics And Religion Hour to talk about all of the topics mentioned in the name of the show!

In her more than 50 year music career, LaVette has come to acclaim and award, and she shares her tales of sex, drink and R&B with me. The woman whom many folks first learned of when she sang at the first inauguration of President Barack Obama says she watched her friends with no money and big dreams go on to wealth and acclaim, but she never doubted that she’d make it there eventually!

“A Woman Like Me,” is the title of Bettye’s autobiography, and also the title of the title of her first album released in 2003, some 40 years after she first recorded in a studio.

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