Bettye LaVette Didn’t Know the Beatles’ “Blackbird.” Then It Helped Her Fly.

Ten years ago, the Fab Four’s song about civil rights gave the soul singer a creative spark. Now she’s releasing an album of tracks originally popularized by Black women.

New York Times, August, 24, 2020

One thought on “Bettye LaVette Didn’t Know the Beatles’ “Blackbird.” Then It Helped Her Fly.

  1. This is a wonderful story and thank you for doing it. You are a wonderful writer. I do want to flag for you, however, that “feisty,” is considered an ageist term. That might sound surprising but if we reflect on how it is rarely used to describe people who are not young or old, it makes sense. All the best and thank you again for your writing.

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