Top Tune of the Week

Week of January 20, 2016
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Bettye LaVette - On The Surface

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This week’s Top Tune is legendary soul belter Bettye LaVette’s inspired cover of Rosanne Cash’s “On the Surface”. After years of recording and performing, LaVette returned to the mainstream public eye by signing with the always adventurous Anti- Records and releasing I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise, an album of covers that dominated critics’ “Best Of” lists in 2005. Her interpretation of this track is exhilarating, as she wraps her unmistakable vocals around Rosanne’s words and melody to transform the song into a classic Bettye Levette standard.

Lovingly produced by Joe Henry, I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise remains a blueprint for a true modern soul classic.

Check out the video for Rosanne’s 1990 original HERE

Bettye LaVette   Ive Got My Own Hell To Raise album cover 300x300 Bettye LaVette   On The Surface

Contact & Licensing info: Master controlled by Anti- / contact: Hector Martinez hector@epitaph.com
Original Rosanne Cash Master controlled by Sony Music Group.
Written by Rosanne Cash. Published by Chelcait Music (BMI)/Measurable Music LLC. Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com

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