|Album:||Some Of Her Best Songs 1962-2003||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Lavette, Bettye||Added:||Jul 2005|
|Add Date:||2005-09-18||Pull Date:||2005-11-20|
|Week Ending:||Nov 20||Nov 13||Nov 6||Oct 30||Oct 23||Oct 16||Oct 9||Oct 2|
|1.||Jan 25, 2023:||Some Songs Without Words
Let Me Down Easy
|4.||Oct 12, 2012:||The Songsmith Show
Let Me Down Easy
|2.||Dec 02, 2020:||Some Songs Without Words
Let Me Down Easy
|5.||Dec 24, 2011:||Music Casserole [blues marathon 2011]
It Aint Easy
|3.||May 23, 2016:||Everything A to Z week 44
We Go to Slip Around
|6.||Jun 05, 2010:||Music Casserole
It Aint Easy
My Picks: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 21
Katie P. 9/8/05
1)Midtempo and creeping. Tough and sassy vocals with male backups. A little doo-wop feel to it. Hot!
2)Starts with witches laughing, etc. Midtempo fun bluesy romp. Great horns and nice guitar along with weird bubbling noises in the background. Again tough female vocals.
3)Starts quiet and slow with staccato hits. Great smoky vocals and then the sweet soul strings come in. Wow! Nice blues style guitar and the emotion in her voice is so real and raw.
4)Fast midtempo and fun. Bouncy big band soul.
5)Tough soul walk. Faster midtempo. Ooo, nice horn hits too. Great lyrics too - “Stand up like a man and don't let your courage die!”
6)Slower piano soul ballad. Great smoky sexy vocals.
7)Slower midtempo with tinny sounding drums. Recording seems weird on this one. Vocals are a bit overblown as are most of the other instruments and that kind of detracts from the song.
8)Bouncy soul with a big band feel. Fun and tough vocals. Again the recording quality isn't great on this. Gets oddly quiet in the last minute like it's fading out for a full minute.
9)Big band funky soul. Midtempo and laid back. Smoky sexy vocals.
10)Laid back groover. Seriously sexy vocals. Damn!! This is my favorite song of hers and it is a KILLER! Nice horn hits and a great grooving rhythm section.
11)Bouncy faster midtempo. Nice tough vocals with a catchy chorus section. Fun with a bit of a gospel feel.
12)Tough and sassy funky soul. Nice horns and a solid rhythm section. She is angry!
13)Slower and laid back at the beginning. Pretty straight cover, but maybe with a bit more funk and soul.
14)Funky and tough. Faster midtempo with a driving beat and nice horns. Tough and raw vocals. And yes, cowbell.
15)Slower piano with soulful horns. Nice laid-back duet with Bettye and Hank Ballard. Happy and cute song.
16)Faster midtempo soul number. Nice full horn section and solid groovin' rhythm. Cute female backup vocals. Song about cheating and/or fooling around on the sly.
17)Fun country sounding slide guitar. Solid midtempo walk. Cool and funky with some tough vocals.
18)Quiet and slower midtempo. Delicate flute and piano. Laid back and cute. A little smoothed out. Gets funkier at the chorus.
19)Slow and quiet piano. Smoky vocals with some lowdown blues guitar. This was a big hit in the UK during their northern soul movement. Full orchestrated strings once the song gets going along with female backup vocals.
20)Faster midtempo with a funky beat and wah-wah guitar. Tough vocals and nice horn hits. You can notice the production is getting slicker.
21)Slow soul ballad. Quiet simple piano with her vocals up front to start. Song builds at times with orchestration. Sad and full of emotion.
22)Laid-back midtempo and for some reason quieter than other songs. Full orchestration and horns. Almost has a motown feel.
23)Starts with full horns and hand claps. A bouncy fast midtempo beat. Lyrics are kind of funny.
24)Smoothed out guitar. Midtempo. Builds and gets a little tougher for the chorus. Horns and backup vocals. Very slick production on this.
25)Slow midtempo. Heavy bass and very smoothed out. Reminds me a little more of “modern soul” rather than the '60s/'70s sound. Her voice is still great and the strings definitely add something nice.
|1.||You'll Never Change||13.||Take Another Little Piece of|
|2.||Witchcraft in the Air||14.||At the Mercy of a Man|
|3.||Let Me Down Easy||15.||Hello Sunshine|
|4.||I Feel Good All Over||16.||We Go to Slip Around|
|5.||Stand Up Like a Man||17.||It Aint Easy|
|6.||Cry Me a River||18.||Fortune Teller|
|7.||Tears in Vain||19.||Your Turn to Cry|
|8.||Get Away||20.||Aint Nothing Gonna Change|
|10.||He Made a Woman Out of Me||22.||Behind Closed Doors|
|11.||Games People Play||23.||You're a Man|
|12.||My Trains Coming in||24.||Right in the Middle of Falli|
|25.||Close As I'll Get to Heaven|