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A woman like me

Author: Bettye LaVette; David Ritz
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
LaVette, Bettye, 1946-
Woman like me
(DLC) 2012026041
(OCoLC)778419241
Named Person: Bettye LaVette; Bettye LaVette
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bettye LaVette; David Ritz
ISBN: 9781101600672 1101600675
OCLC Number: 858942855
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Responsibility: Bettye LaVette with David Ritz.

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As a teenager in Detroit, Bettye LaVette scored a hit single with "My Man - He's a Lovin' Man." But by twenty, she had faded into obscurity, and bad luck repeatedly sabotaged her career. This is her  Read more...

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From the jump, "A Woman Like Me "is riveting. Bettye LaVette's story grips you and, like her voice, doesn't let go. Paul Shaffer A dizzying, careening, nonstop roller coaster ride of an Read more...

 
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