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The Resource A woman like me, Bettye LaVette ; with David Ritz

A woman like me, Bettye LaVette ; with David Ritz

Label
A woman like me
Title
A woman like me
Statement of responsibility
Bettye LaVette ; with David Ritz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The singer's autobiography charts one missed chance and blown opportunity after another on the way to belated renown 40 years into her career. Born Betty Haskins in Michigan, she was a high school dropout, married and a mother by the age of 15, and ran wild through the Motor City clubs. Rechristened Bettye LaVette, she dove into the music scene, notching a top-10 national R&B hit on Atlantic in 1962. While she reached the top 40 several more times through the early '80s, LaVette never experienced sustained success. Her latter-day albums for the independent label Anti- finally brought her the audience she coveted. Her own recounting suggests she was the victim of her own monumentally misguided judgment. She indulged heartily in alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and sex--she counted Otis Redding, Solomon Burke and Jackie Wilson among her many paramours, sustained a decades-long affair with record exec Clarence Paul, had a long-term female lover and worked off and on as a prostitute
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LaVette, Bettye
Dewey number
  • 782.421644092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.L258
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
discographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ritz, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • LaVette, Bettye
  • Singers
Label
A woman like me, Bettye LaVette ; with David Ritz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes discography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm778419241
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399159381
Lccn
2012026041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778419241
  • (Sirsi) a1158770
Label
A woman like me, Bettye LaVette ; with David Ritz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes discography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm778419241
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399159381
Lccn
2012026041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778419241
  • (Sirsi) a1158770

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