R&B singer Bettye LaVette joins The Daily Circuit Monday to talk about her new album, 'Thankful 'N Thoughtful,' her new book 'A Woman Like Me' and what it's like looking back on 50 years in show business.
"Believe it or not, we were working on the book and on the CD as two separate entities," LaVette told Village Voice. "I said about the CD: 'This is going to have no theme, just give me some songs, I'll pick some I like and I'm gonna sing em.' Then, after a while, working on the CD, I told my husband, 'this CD sounds like this book.' The publisher and the record company got together and they also said there's a 50th anniversary. We hadn't gone into it with any of that in mind."
VIDEO: Bettye LaVette performs "Old" at WFUV