Do Your Duty

Do Your Duty

by Bettye LaVette
     
 

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Although it produced two medium-sized R&B hits ("He Made a Woman Out of Me" and "Do Your Duty," both on this compilation), Bettye LaVette's time with the Silver Fox and SSS International labels in 1969-1970 was short, yielding just four singles. That's not really enough for a good-value CD reissue compilation, so Sundazed sensiblySee more details below

Overview

Although it produced two medium-sized R&B hits ("He Made a Woman Out of Me" and "Do Your Duty," both on this compilation), Bettye LaVette's time with the Silver Fox and SSS International labels in 1969-1970 was short, yielding just four singles. That's not really enough for a good-value CD reissue compilation, so Sundazed sensibly gathered all eight of the tracks, plus three that were unreleased at the time, onto this 11-song vinyl LP anthology. It's more dependably earthy soul than excitingly groundbreaking, but it's solid material that matches Southern and edgy Detroit styles, though it tilts a little more toward the former in sensibility. Imagine if Erma Franklin were crossed with Carla Thomas and you get a little idea of how this comes off, though it's not obviously imitative of any singer in particular. Sundazed designed the LP to make it look very much like an album that could have been issued in 1970 (down to the brief exuberant liner notes), making this truly the Bettye LaVette Silver Fox/SSS International long-player that could have been issued, but never was.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/29/2008
Label:
Sundazed Music Inc.
UPC:
0090771520814
catalogNumber:
5208
Rank:
229218

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bettye LaVette   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Diana Ross   Composer
Joe South   Composer
J.J. Jackson   Composer
B.B. Cunningham   Composer
Charles Hodges   Composer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Lelan Rogers   Audio Production
Ronnie Shannon   Composer
Allen Toussaint   Composer
Bert Russell   Composer
Ernie Shelby   Composer
Fred Burch   Composer
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes,Annotation
Love   Composer
Paul McEwen   Composer
Alan Hill   Composer
Joseph Buckner   Composer
Paul   Composer

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