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  Наименование CD :
   Let Me Down Easy: In Concert



Год издания : 2000

Компания звукозаписи : Munich Records

Музыкальный стиль : Soul, Northern Soul

Время звучания : 44:09

Код CD : musa 507

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Pop (Woman Voice)      

Recording Date: September 23, 1999

This German import captures the essence of Betty Lavette, Detroit's most underrated female singer. Betty approach to recording was similar to the way pugilists Sugar Ray Leonard, and Muhammad Ali approached boxing rounds - dance and parry the first two minutes or so then crank it up the last 30 seconds. The first two minutes of a song was just a means to get to the juicy part near the fade for Betty, where she goes into her hiccups, vocal gymnastics, oh yeah's, and sermonizing. Philadelphia International Records was tailor-made for Betty's style (since they let singers "go off" on the songs' tail), but she never got a chance with PIR. She should have been one of the original Motown artists, she toured with nearly everybody there, but didn't get on the label until the company relocated to Los Angeles.

The eight songs represent Lavette at her best delivering emotionally unstable southern jerkers like "Your Turn To Cry," "Let Me Down Easy," and "You'll Never Change"; there's nothing bubble gum or innocence about her. A neglected Motown single "Right in the Middle," "He Made a Man Out of Me," and "Damn Your Eyes" are equally as captivating. Betty immense, deep soulful delivery never translated into high chart notches, heavy sales, or cushy gigs, and that's a cotton pickin' shame. Her soulful alto deserves bottling, it's like Mavis Staples', but sharper and grittier.

All Music Guide


  Соисполнители :

David Brandon (Drums)
Edward Gooch (Horn, Trombone)
Greg Cook (Drums)
Gregory Cook (Bass)
Guy Barker (Guitar)
James Chaney (Saxophone)
Rayse Biggs (Horn, Trumpet)
Rudy Robinson (Keyboards)


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   1 My Man     T       0:04:49 James Bennett / Johnnie Mae Matthews
   2 Damn Your Eyes         0:09:43 Steve Bogard / Barbara Wyrick
   3 Right In The Middle (Of Falling In Love)         0:04:33 Sam Dees
   4 You'll Never Change         0:05:28 Willie Schofield / Robert West
   5 Almost         0:03:11  
   6 Your Turn To Cry         0:04:07 Raeford Gerald / Joe Simon
   7 He Made A Woman Out Of Me         0:03:39  
   8 Let Me Down Easy         0:08:39 Wrecia Holloway / James McDougal

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 T   'щелкнуть' - переход к тексту композиции.

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