Bettye LaVette “Let Me Down Easy” (Calla 102, R&B#20, 1965)

Bettye LaVette “Let Me Down Easy” (Calla 102, R&B#20, 1965) Like one of her singles, for the majority of her career, Bettye LaVette had a series of “almosts.” Today she’s regarded as one of the finest soul survivors, seeing her career finally take orbit and gain respect at the turn of the Century. Today we…

Theresa Lindsey “Good Idea” (Correc-Tone 1053-B, 1965)

Theresa Lindsey “Good Idea” (Correc-Tone 1053-B, 1965) As I count down the short days until I’m DJing at Sugar Town for the annual Sno-Ball this Saturday Night, there’s a number of songs I *wish* I had. This Vinyl collecting habit becomes an expensive one, and I’ve thought it was a good idea to get some more…

Ortheia Barnes “Waiting For Joey” (Coral 62529-B, 1967)

Ortheia Barnes “Waiting For Joey” (Coral 62529-B, 1967) She’ll never be as well known as BB King, but one of the many bright lights in Detroit’s Soul heyday of the 1960’s has taken her final bow in front of the lights. Although Orethia’s output during the decade isn’t as robust as many of her friends…