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Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Bettye LaVette tune

Uzee and I saw Bettye LaVette play on Long Island back in 2008, and it was one of my top three concerts of all time (the other two were Baaba Maal in Rabat, Morocco in 1996 and Jane's Addiction in 1990 in Tucson). Bettye has a new album coming out soon, and has released a sample, to be found below: "Dirty Old Town," originally by Ewan MacColl and later covered by The Pogues.

It looks like the new record will be a collection of cover tunes, which isn't as totally awesome as original songs would be, but as it reportedly contains stuff by Dylan and Neil Young, I'll certainly give it a shot. And listen! If you ever get the chance to hear her live, run don't walk to buy those tickets...

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