Monday, December 3, 2012

Bettye Lavette @ Album de la Semaine, Paris Dec 03 2012

Bettye Lavette @ Album de la Semaine, Paris Dec 03 2012

Bettye Lavette is celebrating 50 years in the music business with a new album " Thankful N’ Thoughtful" and a new Tour, she will be playing @ Alhambra in Paris on Dec 05.
Before that she's playing famous canal+ tv show L'Album de la Semaine.
She may be well-known for singing soul orientated music but with the new album she's more into something else but still with that soul touch.
First song is much more Rock than expected with Savoy Brown's "I'm Tired", next is a very quiet and soulfull version of Gnarls Barclay's "Crazy" which I didn't recognized at all.
Neil Young's version of "Everybody knows..." was folky, we even had a Bob Dylan and a Tom Waits song that could be more Cabaret.
I guess it was a bit of a surprise for us to have all these covers that are far from the soul we know her for, but as it's the kind of stuff that we like we were more than satisfied.
Too bad she only played a short 6 song-set for no more than 30 min.