BETTYE LAVETTE – The 1972 Muscle Shoals Sessions LP

BETTYE LAVETTE – The 1972 Muscle Shoals Sessions LP


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Most of these tracks are making their debut on vinyl
Includes 2 bonus singles
Includes a single pocket, tip-on Stoughton sleeve with new artwork and liner notes
Individually numbered and limited to one pressing

In 1972, Bettye signed with Atlantic/Atco and was sent to the famed Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama to record a full length album. Produced by Brad Shapiro and featuring the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, the album was supposed to originally be titled as Child of the Seventies but Atco chose to shelve the project at the time. Years later, after Bettye played her own personal recordings of the sessions for French soul music collector, Gilles Petard, he chased down the master recordings at Atlantic Records where they were thought to have been destroyed in a fire. Finally released  on CD in 2000 as Souvenirs through his Art and Soul label (Rhino Handmade would later reissue Child of the Seventies on CD with previously unreleased 1973 tracks).

It Ain’t Easy
If I Can’t Be Your Woman
Fortune Teller
Your Time To Cry
Soul Tambourine
All The Black and White Children
Our Own Love Song
Ain’t Nothing Gonna Change Me
Outside Woman
The Stealer
My Love Is Showing
Heart of Gold (bonus single)
You’ll Wake Up Wiser (bonus single)