Top Tune of the Week

Week of February 27, 2013

Bettye LaVette - How Am I Different

This week’s Top Tune was written by Aimee Mann and Jon Brion and originally appeared on Mann’s third studio album, 2000′s Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo. Aimee initially released the album on her website sans record company. It would eventually go on to achieve a worldwide release and success aided by the soundtrack album to the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, with which the album shares material.

If you happened to catch last Sunday’s episode of Girls (HBO), you heard the original version of this little gem. This week we offer up a version by the great Bettye LaVette who cut the song on her 2005 album, I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise on Anti Records. Watch a great live performance of the song by Aimee Mann.

Bettye LaVette   Ive Got My Own Hell To Raise album cover1 300x300 Bettye LaVette   How Am I Different

Contact & Licensing:
Published by You Can’t Take It With You (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music, LLC, A Notable Music company. Contact: Damon Booth & Aimee Mann c/o Michael Hausman Artist Management. Master controlled by Anti Records.


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