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In 1972, Bettye signed with Atlantic/Atco and was sent to the famed Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama to record a full length album. Produced by Brad Shapiro and featuring the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, the album was supposed to originally be titled as Child of the Seventies but Atco chose to shelve the project at the time. Years later, after Bettye played her own personal recordings of the sessions for French soul music collector, Gilles Petard, he chased down the master recordings at Atlantic Records where they were thought to have been destroyed in a fire. In 1999 after obtaining the masters, he licensed the material and released it on CD in 2000 as Souvenirs through his Art and Soul label (Rhino Handmade would later reissue Child of the Seventies on CD with previously unreleased 1973 tracks). The album helped to spark renewed interest in Lavette and in 2003, A Woman Like Me, was released and won the 2004 W.C Handy Award for “Comeback Blues Album of the Year.”
Lavette then signed to the Rosebud Agency and was brought to the attention of Andy Kaulkin at ANTI Records who signed her to a 3-album deal. The first project was produced by Joe Henry and featured an album of songs written entirely by women: I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise was successful in helping to raise awareness of Bettye and was on many critics’ Best of 2005 lists. Since her release on ANTI, she has gone on to many accomplishments, including receiving a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 2006, A Blues Music Award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer in 2008 and another Blues Music Award in 2016 for Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year.
|A1||It Ain't Easy||2:26|
|A2||If I Can't Be Your Woman||3:49|
|A4||Your Turn (Time) To Cry||3:13|
|A6||All The Black And White Children||3:44|
|A7||Our Own Love Song||4:35|
|B1||Ain't Nothing Gonna Change Me||2:47|
|B4||My Love Is Showing||3:21|
|B6||Heart Of Gold||2:20|
|B7||You'll Wake Up Wiser||2:10|
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