Show Post: In House #1473
About three years ago, Anti records rebirthed the great soul artist Solomon Burke with the wonderful Don't Give Up On Me. Everthing about that project-- the production, the composers, the song selection-- was fresh and new, essentially allowing for Burke to do his classic thing within a new realm of modern. The new release from soulstress Bettye LaVette, I've Got My Own Hell to Raise, has a similar feel to it as she covers everyone from Sinead O'Connor to Dolly Parton to Joan Armatrading. Much like Burke's release, people are suddenly saying, "Where did she come from?" Allmusic.com calls her a "perennial cult favorite," while Anti points out the "vagaries of the popular music industry" that have kept her "criminally unknown" despite the fact that she's been recording for four decades. From the appearance of things, she may not be unknown for much longer.
In House #1473.
Focus: New release from Bettye LaVette, I've Got My Own Hell to Raise, plus new music from Jamie Lidell, Detroit Cobras and more.