Travelin’ music? SHE’ll tell you about travelin’ music!

Bettye Lavette’s been around a while. In fact, if you were touring back in the early ’60s with the likes of Ben E. King, Otis Redding and James Brown, and you’re still at it today, you qualify as an authentic R&B veteran. That’s a marathon runner in the musical world.

And as you’ll see if you watch this remarkably emotional performance from just a couple of years ago, Bettye does not sell her audience short. To the contrary, she sells everything she’s got and then some.

Ladies and gentlemen, to kick off the weekend, I give you the fabulously soulful Miss Bettye Lavette!

– Jay Bookman

922 comments Add your comment

They BOTH suck

September 28th, 2012
3:52 pm

They BOTH suck

September 28th, 2012
3:56 pm

They BOTH suck

September 28th, 2012
3:59 pm

JamVet

September 28th, 2012
4:01 pm

stands for decibels

September 28th, 2012
4:04 pm

Just a drive-by for now, but I am digging Aimee Mann’s newest…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcpXTUT0-7o

josef

September 28th, 2012
4:13 pm

If it’s that style and genre…nobody, no where no better… imeoiauo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goz07feA54Y

They BOTH suck

September 28th, 2012
4:15 pm

skydog

September 28th, 2012
4:21 pm

Oscar

September 28th, 2012
4:24 pm

BB King

Stromy Monday – and Tuesday is just as bad. Seems appropriate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVGu0visDbE

They BOTH suck

September 28th, 2012
4:27 pm

They BOTH suck

September 28th, 2012
4:28 pm

skydog

September 28th, 2012
4:35 pm

They BOTH suck

September 28th, 2012
4:42 pm

Orange12

September 28th, 2012
4:47 pm

josef

September 28th, 2012
4:50 pm

T*rd in the punchbowl at # 14 tonight…

JamVet

September 28th, 2012
4:55 pm

I liked that Aimee Mann vid, stands. Thanks.

Yep, Turd12 strikes early.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hct5P_OfklU

JamVet

September 28th, 2012
4:56 pm

TSA iPad Theif

September 28th, 2012
5:02 pm

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
5:03 pm

If I ever get here early enough I’m going to lay one at #1. LOL!!!

josef

September 28th, 2012
5:05 pm

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
5:05 pm

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
5:06 pm

BOTH, You were cocked and locked for this FNM session.

Not the genre of a white Georgia Country boy, but I’m digging it trying to expand my horizons.

TSA iPad Theif

September 28th, 2012
5:09 pm

Seeing how Friday night is about Travelin Music, here’s a few more thoughts about traveling around America —

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4J1ujzZcUQ

They BOTH suck

September 28th, 2012
5:12 pm

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
5:15 pm

For those of you that had trouble with Jay’s higher math earlier today, this may help.

http://youtu.be/56S_By09-5I

They BOTH suck

September 28th, 2012
5:16 pm

Heading out to see the Braves and Mr Chipper Jones

All of you have a great FNM evening and an even better weekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QjTK0pL1go

This is one smooth playing cat………..

Peace out my Bookman buddies

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
5:21 pm

BOTH: Enjoy the game. I’ll be running the DVR on the tribute to #10. Saw Chipper play with the old Macon Braves. Should have gotten his autograph.

Here’s to Chipper!

http://youtu.be/6aS3WKckqKM

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 28th, 2012
5:22 pm

Boris Badnoff

September 28th, 2012
5:24 pm

If only this woman could sing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tpAOwJvTOio

she’d be Jay Bookman fantasy goddess.

skydog

September 28th, 2012
5:26 pm

TSA iPad Theif

September 28th, 2012
5:28 pm

Seriously —-

For the music fans… Here’s one I’ve never seen posted here…

Catch up…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k8es2BNloE

Tune in for Blackberry Smoke — Yeah… They’re from Atlanta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq7fUd36h6A

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 28th, 2012
5:34 pm

Too funny!

The 2nd turd can’t even spell!

pogo

September 28th, 2012
5:38 pm

Chipper worked hard for his well earned wealth and fame. I am surprised that you Bookman Marxists would admire someone such as this.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 28th, 2012
5:40 pm

Ahem

September 28th, 2012
5:43 pm

Ahem

September 28th, 2012
5:46 pm

Word Dynamo Rating For Turd
People who can define Turd may know 40,250 words, as many as a 10th grader.

Just thought you would want to know.

TSA iPad Theif

September 28th, 2012
5:47 pm

i before e except after c except when you deal with the TSA…

it’s a joke —-

The TSA are great people. They are all that stands between me and some ahole who thinks he’s gonna start shlt on my flight…..

Easy bait for useful idiots —-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aS3WKckqKM

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 28th, 2012
5:54 pm

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
6:01 pm

Kam

His theme song may be a tossup with this one :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC6JUA8cjoY

getalife

September 28th, 2012
6:02 pm

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
6:04 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 28th, 2012
6:10 pm

Freaking

:lol:

Not a theme song, but kinda in that genre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJtF5vcmTMc

skydog

September 28th, 2012
6:11 pm

This is about all the cons can do at this point.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycbgHM1mI0k

Orange12

September 28th, 2012
6:16 pm

That Black Guy

September 28th, 2012
6:18 pm

I thought FNM was a politics/partisan free zone?

josef

September 28th, 2012
6:18 pm

Common Sense

:-)

josef

September 28th, 2012
6:21 pm

FORMAL BLACK GUY

‘Sposed to be…or at least do it with song…

skydog

September 28th, 2012
6:25 pm

josef

September 28th, 2012
6:28 pm

FORMAL BLACK GUY

A non partisan song of great social and political import, theme for both candidates!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8ENAw9tWoY

JamVet

September 28th, 2012
6:29 pm

Kam, great call on that Warren Zevon piece.

If you listened very carefully, you heard this one playing in the background of the RNC Circus in Tampa recently… (They pirated it.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pesIGuV9DDk

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
6:37 pm

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
6:44 pm

JamVet

September 28th, 2012
6:44 pm

From Rundgren’s anti-Reagan Swing to the Right.

(Dig those Fab Four album burners from Alabama on the cover.)

Rocked up power pop…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNjJbhtDbfc

JamVet

September 28th, 2012
6:50 pm

Common. LOL!

Even back then I remember thinking how they could no what nobody before them had done – take songs that had, for the time, edgy sociological lyrics and combine them with those sweet minor and minor 7th chords and syrupy harmonies.

No wonder they changed the world…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVclsSHwwcs

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
6:52 pm

josef

September 28th, 2012
6:52 pm

Common Sense

Great minds! I had that @ 6:44 already pulled up! :-)

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
6:53 pm

Hey Obama, How about this cell phone plan?

http://youtu.be/nbGthv-dJp4

josef

September 28th, 2012
6:55 pm

Common Sense

Romney and Ryan? Oh, what can it mean to a… and we know which is which! :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU615FaODCg

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
6:55 pm

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
6:57 pm

TaxPayer

September 28th, 2012
6:58 pm

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
6:59 pm

The song Obama will never play:

http://youtu.be/esZ15n6_5JY

This is fun!!!

Brad Steel

September 28th, 2012
6:59 pm

Great stuff, jay. one of the most overlooked talents of the past several decades. please check out my favorite song of hers. it gives any human goosebumps and most geese human bumps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHr6fY5ASLQ

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
7:01 pm

josef

September 28th, 2012
7:01 pm

Heathen
@ 6:53

:-)

And here come the debates…already got the script…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Hr-xtOqFc

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
7:04 pm

TP

Great choice can we start with selling off a few towns first to check out the market :-)

I suggest starting with Janesville WI, I’ve been there so we may have to sell at a deep discount LOL

JamVet

September 28th, 2012
7:05 pm

JamVet

September 28th, 2012
7:06 pm

What Mitt’s campaign staff plays. (When he’s not around…)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI5dJEjDwHo

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
7:09 pm

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
7:11 pm

JamVet

September 28th, 2012
7:15 pm

For the rock and roll loving Republicans everywhere, it is a…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsDMxWgPQcg

JamVet

September 28th, 2012
7:18 pm

Common,

Amazingly I’ve never seen that film! I need to change that!

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
7:27 pm

Women's right to vote?

September 28th, 2012
7:31 pm

josef

September 28th, 2012
7:32 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 28th, 2012
7:34 pm

For the ♥ of my ♥ Midori, wherever she may be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96hmKX3Hd7c

Georgia on my mind...

September 28th, 2012
7:40 pm

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
7:41 pm

Next Wednesday, my heart-throb Elizabeth Cook will be at Eddie’s Attic and the Heathen will be at one of the front tables. I expect she’ll throw her head back and let this old-time gospel song rip. Maybe the Heathen will get saved.

http://youtu.be/WQ2skXJvauM

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
7:43 pm

This is for Bro when he shows up.

If I’m not here tell him I left him a song for his true love LOL

:-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnFc6pjg6r0

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
7:46 pm

Many went to Vietnam, Romney went where?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJNiOWB2spk

josef

September 28th, 2012
7:54 pm

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
7:54 pm

Common broke the polka suit, so here’s one for the wide-ass, healthy-eating advocate, Michelle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtmuXWCFQzE&feature=share&list=PL3B49A91894A6A4A6

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
7:56 pm

Common: Would you chronicle Obama’s military service for us?

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
8:00 pm

This is Michelle’s January plan, with an entourage sure to number in the thousands:

http://youtu.be/Fa3h3pnhg8s

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
8:05 pm

godless

There wasn’t a war going on when Obama came of age. Romney went to France during Vietnam.

Different times.

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
8:06 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 28th, 2012
8:06 pm

Dissin’ the wives of the candidates?

Not for me.

It’s a line I won’t cross.

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
8:13 pm

Romney went to France during Vietnam.

Where did you go? Where did Clinton go? Was Clinton a bad President because he didn’t go to VN?

godless heathen

September 28th, 2012
8:13 pm

Sure, Kam, sure,

Redneck Convert (R---and proud of it)

September 28th, 2012
8:13 pm

Well, it seemed like it took forever to lug the beer to all the bars, mostly because they all had the Ryder Cup on the TV, and seeing as how the pros and me have so much in common—except they hit the ball about three times as far as I do and putt the lights out and can hit a 8 iron 185 yards, which is a driver for me—I just had to linger a little and watch.

Anyhow, I don’t go in for the hard rock music and stuff like that, and I don’t mix politics with music, but since this one’s been running thru my head all week, how about some Supertramp?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx_7_BrR3Bc

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
8:28 pm

godless

I graduated from high school at the end of VN.

Clinton avoided the draft as did Cheney, Gingrich and many others including Romney.

Romney seems to want to follow in W’s footsteps and start ANOTHER war in the ME.

josef

September 28th, 2012
8:32 pm

Heathen

Nyanh…this is Bibi to Barack…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpQWbvYbeZE

JamVet

September 28th, 2012
8:45 pm

LOL, heathen! And the Lord be praised!

And Georgia, that Bobby Womack was really niiice.

RC, nice live version. One of my favorite bands ever…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN_7mHDknyM

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
8:46 pm

Normal Free, Human Rights Thug...and liking it!

September 28th, 2012
8:46 pm

Josef,
Did you get the ‘toon I sent you?

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

September 28th, 2012
8:50 pm

RC

when you said supertramp I was thinkin of that girl I saw you with at Billybobs with the big hair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDAaTzccCik

:-)

josef

September 28th, 2012
8:55 pm

NORM

Indeed, I did and was rolling all day…I thought I thanked you…sorry…

Redneck Convert (R---and proud of it)

September 28th, 2012
8:56 pm

when you said supertramp I was thinkin of that girl I saw you with at Billybobs with the big hair.

You trying to get me killed? If the missus even suspected I was with another woman I’d be twisted up like a pretzel and nailed to the front door.

Oh, and here’s one to all the drug heads out there. I guess that’s the problem with the woman in this video of The Cars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGVFK8VNGss

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 28th, 2012
9:00 pm

skydog

September 28th, 2012
9:04 pm