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    Betty Lavette - Heart of gold

    I know Miss Bettye recorded this one for Atco in '72, but it is just sooooo good and she is Motown artist!


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    She reprises it 40 years later here, from London:


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    She is one of the greatest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    She is one of the greatest!
    Carlo, I totally agree! She just has it!

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    She is one of those rare singers, like Billie Holiday that makes you feel what she is singing. Aretha was like that too.

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    Bettye is a true survivor, everybody should read her autobiography "A Woman Like Me", one of the most sincere and "real" that I've ever read. And very funny too !

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...-woman-like-me

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil View Post
    Bettye is a true survivor, everybody should read her autobiography "A Woman Like Me", one of the most sincere and "real" that I've ever read. And very funny too !

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...-woman-like-me
    Phil, you're right. I bought and read it a couple of years ago. It is HOT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil View Post
    Bettye is a true survivor, everybody should read her autobiography "A Woman Like Me", one of the most sincere and "real" that I've ever read. And very funny too !

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...-woman-like-me
    I second that emotion! It's a humdinger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil View Post
    Bettye is a true survivor, everybody should read her autobiography "A Woman Like Me", one of the most sincere and "real" that I've ever read. And very funny too !

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...-woman-like-me
    It's real alright. I doubt that she held back on anything. I wish all biographies were that self-reflecting, raw, and revealing.

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