CD Review: Bettye LaVette

Thankful N' Thoughtful (Anti-)

On her fourth album since her rediscovery and rebirth seven years ago, the 66-year-old soul singer returns to familiar territory after the slight detour of 2010's Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook. She covers contemporaries (Bob Dylan), new kids (the Black Keys), and artists who couldn't be further removed from her comfort zone (Tom Waits). Plus, she reworks Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" into a slow-boiling shuffle, claiming it as her own.

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