Bettye LaVette - The Great Lady of Soul
Maria on her interview with Bettye LaVette:
"I wish I could grow up to be Bettye LaVette! She is known as the comeback queen because even though she had her first soul hit when she was just 16, she toiled in relative obscurity for years and years, sometimes making $50 a set to sing the blues in Detroit. Her audience grew to the milliosn when she sang at the Inauguration of President Obama and the Kennedy Center Awards. Bettye is happy now and I enjoyed hearing this strong woman's story of survival."
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