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The Resource A woman like me, Bettye LaVette ; with David Ritz

A woman like me, Bettye LaVette ; with David Ritz

Label
A woman like me
Title
A woman like me
Statement of responsibility
Bettye LaVette ; with David Ritz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The singer's autobiography charts one missed chance and blown opportunity after another on the way to belated renown 40 years into her career. Born Betty Haskins in Michigan, she was a high school dropout, married and a mother by the age of 15, and ran wild through the Motor City clubs. Rechristened Bettye LaVette, she dove into the music scene, notching a top-10 national R&B hit on Atlantic in 1962. While she reached the top 40 several more times through the early '80s, LaVette never experienced sustained success. Her latter-day albums for the independent label Anti- finally brought her the audience she coveted. Her own recounting suggests she was the victim of her own monumentally misguided judgment. She indulged heartily in alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and sex--she counted Otis Redding, Solomon Burke and Jackie Wilson among her many paramours, sustained a decades-long affair with record exec Clarence Paul, had a long-term female lover and worked off and on as a prostitute
Biography type
autobiography
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1946-
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LaVette, Bettye
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
discographies
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Ritz, David
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  • LaVette, Bettye
  • Singers
Label
A woman like me, Bettye LaVette ; with David Ritz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes selected discography and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
36533221
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780142180327
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 36533221
  • (Sirsi) 36533221
Label
A woman like me, Bettye LaVette ; with David Ritz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes selected discography and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
36533221
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780142180327
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 36533221
  • (Sirsi) 36533221

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