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Birth Name: Betty Haskins
Born: 1946/01/29
Birth Place: Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Years Active: 1962 – present
Genres: Soul, R&B, Blues, Funk, Rock, Country And Western

Bettye LaVette (born Betty Haskins, January 29, 1946) is an American soul singer-songwriter born in Muskegon, Michigan, and raised in Detroit. Her eclectic musical style combines elements of soul, blues, rock and roll, funk, gospel, and country music. Unlike many of her contemporaries, she did not begin singing in the church, but rather in her parents' living room, singing R&B and country and western music. She was signed by Johnnie Mae Matthews, a local record producer. In 1962, aged 16, she recorded a single, “My Man - He's a Lovin' Man,” with Matthews, which became a Top 10 R&B hit after Atlantic Records bought distribution rights. This led to a tour with rhythm and blues musicians C... Continue Bio >>


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