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Bettye LaVette

June 25 @ 7:00 pm

| $39 - $69
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Three time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette was born Betty Jo Haskin on January 29,1946 in Muskegon, Michigan. Bettye is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric.

In 1962, at age 16, she became Bettye LaVette. Her first single was “My Man – He’s a Loving Man” on Atlantic Records.She recorded for numerous labels over the course of the 1960s – the 1980s. She also worked alongside Charles “Honi” Coles, and Cab Calloway in the Toni Award winning Broadway musical, “Bubbling Brown Sugar” in the role of Sweet Georgia Brown.

The 2000’s started what she calls her “Fifth Career”. Her CD, A Woman Like Me won the W.C. Handy Award in 2004 for “Comeback Blues Album of the Year”. She was also given a prestigous Pioneer Award by The Rhythm & Blues Foundation. She recorded 4 CDs for hipster indie label ANTI- Records, 2 of which received Grammy nominations.
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Date:
June 25, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$39 - $69
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Venue

Yoshi's Oakland
Phone:
510.238.9200
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
Website:
yoshis.com/oakland

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Yoshi’s Oakland
Phone:
510.238.9200
Website:
yoshis.com/oakland

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