Bettye LaVette is an American soul singer-songwriter. After beginning her recording career at sixteen, she has spent most of the following decades achieving cult success, especially in the UK’s Northern Soul scene.
Betty Haskin was born January 29th, 1946 in Muskegon Michigan. At the age of six, she and her family moved to Detroit, where her father sold moonshine and hosted traveling musicians. It was in her living room, where the family had a jukebox, that Haskins began singing soul, country and blues tunes. Borrowing her stage surname, “LaVett” from a friend, Betty entered the studio where she cut "My Man - He's a Lovin' Man" for Johnnie Mae Matthews’s Lu Pine label in 1962. Atlantic stepped... Read More