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Alicia Keys: Making A Movie About Bettye LaVette

Posted March 24, 2015 by jmurray

In September of 2012, wrote a story about soul singer Bettye LaVette’s riveting memoir, “A Woman Like Me” (Penguin Group). The spicy tome left no stone unturned, with juicy stories about LaVette’s fellow singers like Aretha Franklin (who she says was married to a pimp named Ted White who rightfully beat the Queen of […]

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Bettye LaVette: Memoir Offers Sexual Escapades With Soul Icons & Diva Dish On Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin & Tina Turner

Posted September 28, 2012 by jmurray

I fell in love with Bettye LaVette in an instant! I was watching the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008 and this woman who I had never seen before walked across the stage, stood in front of the microphone and delivered a soul-wrenching rendition of the 1973 song “Love, Reign o’er Me” in tribute to Roger […]

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