Soul Talkin': Bettye Lavette 2018

Soul Talkin’: Bettye Lavette 2018

“I can sing, I know a lot of songs, I got a lot of dresses, a lot of wigs and high heel shoes!” Bettye Lavette, March 2018 on being a soul survivor, in every sense of the term

Remarkably, with five decades of recording to her credit, the indeed remarkable Bettye Lavette has actually only had full album releases with two other major labels up until now – a 1972 LP for Atco that never saw the light of day until decades later and a 1982 set for Motown.  On the famed Verve imprint, Things Have Changed is Bettye’s take on a dozen songs penned by Bob Dylan, given her own distinctive and uniquely soulful interpretation.   In this interview with founder David Nathan (who has been listening to Bettye since 1965 and interviewing her since the ’70s), the tell-it-like-it-is one-of-a-kind song stylist shares about the project and a career that has finally taken her into prominence within the last decade…





David Nathan's '60s Uptown Soul Favourites

David Nathan’s ’60s Uptown Soul Favourites founder David Nathan has been a working professional in the world of soul music since 1966. Celebrating over 50 years, David reflects on some of his all-time favourites from the decade when he first began listening to and loving soul music!

Some obvious artist choices… Aretha, Dionne, Nina, Esther Phillips, Doris Troy…and then some of the leading lights in the world of ’60s soul….Lorraine Ellison, Irma Thomas, Judy Clay, Garnet Mimms, Jimmy Radcliffe, Maxine Brown, Chuck Jackson and many more….