Bettye LaVette is host Raina Douris’ guest on the next World Cafe. Her new album, Blackbirds, includes Bettye’s interpretations of songs popularized by some of her favorite female jazz singers, like Dina Washington, Nina Simone, and Billie Holiday. We’ll hear LaVette’s take on the song “Strange Fruit” and her powerful performance of The Beatles song “Blackbird.”
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(Photo: Bettye LaVette On World Cafe - Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist)