Sublime 60s soul – and a motherlode of rare work by 2 singers that we totally love! Betty Lavette's one of those voices who's finally getting her due after all these years – a great singer who recorded some incredible work for a variety of labels over the years – and who steps out here with some genius early sides for the Calla label! Unlike some of Betty's later work, the style here has a mix of deep soul vocals and uptown production – done in a sparkling style that's very true to Betty's roots, but which also brings in a nice bit of swing to the best tunes on the set. Carol Fran's a singer in a similar mode, and even better represented on this set – with a total of 16 tunes done for the Port and Roulette labels – in modes that range from Memphis soul to bluesy ballads, and some more upbeat Northern-styled numbers. Both singers get extensive coverage in the great notes on the set – and the CD features 24 tracks in all – including "Let Me Down Easy", "What I Don't Know", "Stand Up Like A Man", "She Don't Love You", "I Feel Good All Over", and "I'm Just A Fool For You" by Betty Lavette; plus "A World Without You", "My Runaway Heart", "I Know", "I'm Gonna Try", "Roll With The Punches", "C'Mon Let's Make Up", "Just A Letter", "Any Day Love Walks In", and "I Was Such A Fool" by Carol Fran. © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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