Bettye LaVette Returns to The Scene of the Crime
With Accomplices the Drive-By Truckers, Spooner Oldham
New Record Out September 25 on Anti-

Bettye Lavette
With the arrival of her new CD THE SCENE OF THE CRIME, the flinty, intense soul stylist BETTYE LAVETTE unleashes a set of aggressive, sublimely crafted songs that are nothing short of mesmerizing. Accompanied by the freewheeling renegade Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, THE SCENE OF THE CRIME is a multifaceted gem, ablaze with the unusual light cast by LAVETTE's complex layers of wrath, reflection and resolve. Recorded in the classic soul mine of Muscle Shoals' FAME Studios, the set is fraught with dire psychological elements. THE SCENE OF THE CRIME represents a volatile bid to dispel the shadow still cast by LAVETTE's simmering frustration over her stillborn Muscle Shoals-recorded 1972 masterpiece Child of the Seventies, an album that Atlantic Records maddeningly -- and inexplicably -- shelved before anyone heard it.

Fore more information on The Scene of the Crime please go HERE.

Bettye Lavette tour dates available HERE.

[Published on: 6/8/07]

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