Bettye Lavette / The podcast debut!

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Hey. Welcome to On The One: Vintage Soul Interviews. I’m Tom D’Antoni and I should explain that it’s not the interviews that are vintage, it’s the Soul music…plus Funk, R&B and Blues.

I’ve been around the music since it wasn’t vintage, since it was born.

I know I call them interviews but they’re really conversations where anything goes. You can find me at [email protected], our Facebook Page is

We’re kicking off the first episode with Bettye LaVette because she’s one of those performers who was great in her 20’s (when it was the 1960s), stayed great during some tough times and then about fifteen years ago had a renaissance and has been growing as an artist ever since.

I’m not saying that the great performers who had big hits, songs that we love and then stopped having hits aren’t worth talking to. Just the opposite, we’re going to find out their stories too.

But Bettye’s story is best learned from her fabulous autobiography, “A Woman Like Me.” It’s one of the best musician autobiographies ever written.

She took a new path a couple of years ago, with one album of British Invasion tunes and one of Bob Dylan songs…all in her own style.

She’s got a new album coming in the spring, but we’re not allowed to talk about it…and she is BURSTING to talk about it.

If you’re wondering about the name of this thing, “On the One,” I heard it from James Brown a long time ago when I asked him, “Mr Brown? What IS it that you DO that makes people go nuts?”

He just leaned back and smiled and said, “I kick off on the one and let the boogie do the rest.”

I’ll ask Bettye what she thinks it means, too.

Coming up on the podcast is the founder of Tower of Power, Emilio Castillo, singer Lee Fields, Lee Oskar, the harmonica player from War, and Tony Coleman, BB King’s drummer for thirty-five years.

And a whole bunch I can’t announce yet.

The intro won’t be as long next time. I’m glad you found us. Make us a favorite and come back next time.

 

Hey. Welcome to On The One: Vintage Soul Interviews. I’m Tom D’Antoni and I should explain that it’s not the interviews that are vintage, it’s the Soul music…plus Funk, R&B and Blues.

I’ve been around the music since it wasn’t vintage, since it was born.

I know I call them interviews but they’re really conversations where anything goes. You can find me at [email protected], our Facebook Page is

We’re kicking off the first episode with Bettye LaVette because she’s one of those performers who was great in her 20’s (when it was the 1960s), stayed great during some tough times and then about fifteen years ago had a renaissance and has been growing as an artist ever since.

I’m not saying that the great performers who had big hits, songs that we love and then stopped having hits aren’t worth talking to. Just the opposite, we’re going to find out their stories too.

But Bettye’s story is best learned from her fabulous autobiography, “A Woman Like Me.” It’s one of the best musician autobiographies ever written.

She took a new path a couple of years ago, with one album of British Invasion tunes and one of Bob Dylan songs…all in her own style.

She’s got a new album coming in the spring, but we’re not allowed to talk about it…and she is BURSTING to talk about it.

If you’re wondering about the name of this thing, “On the One,” I heard it from James Brown a long time ago when I asked him, “Mr Brown? What IS it that you DO that makes people go nuts?”

He just leaned back and smiled and said, “I kick off on the one and let the boogie do the rest.”

I’ll ask Bettye what she thinks it means, too.

Coming up on the podcast is the founder of Tower of Power, Emilio Castillo, singer Lee Fields, Lee Oskar, the harmonica player from War, and Tony Coleman, BB King’s drummer for thirty-five years.

And a whole bunch I can’t announce yet.

The intro won’t be as long next time. I’m glad you found us. Make us a favorite and come back next time.

 

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