Bettye LaVette Similar Artists

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples - 100% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Christian & Gospel Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Blues R&B / Soul Cajun & Zydeco Documentaries
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10 July 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The exceptional lead voice of the Staple Singers began a simultaneous solo career when the group was signed to the Stax Records label in 1968. Here she began recording distinctly secular material including songs by Otis Redding (‘Good To Me’, ‘Security’), Sam Cooke (‘You Send Me’) and Joe Simon (‘The C Read more

Janiva Magness - 91% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: Blues
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Shemekia Copeland - 85% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: Blues
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10 April 1979, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. With her mind firmly set on college and a future in psychiatry, Copeland made her professional debut at the tender age of 16 when she opened shows for her father Johnny Copeland in 1995 as his health began to fail. As soon as she was propelled into performance at clubs such as Manny’s Car Wash in New York and New Brun Read more

Candi Staton - 59% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Funk Pop / Rock
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Candi Staton-Sussewell, 13 March 1940, Hanceville, Alabama, USA. A former member of the Jewel Gospel Trio, Staton left the group, and her first husband, for a secular career. She was then discovered performing at a club by Clarence Carter, who took the singer to the Fame Records label. Carter wrote her debut hit, the uncompromising ‘I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Read more

Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke - 53% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Action & Adventure Blues R&B / Soul Blues Documentaries Doo Wop Drama Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts
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21 March 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The former ‘Wonder Boy Preacher’, Burke’s first recordings appeared on the New York-based Apollo label. From 1955-59 he attempted various styles until a brisk rocker, ‘Be Bop Grandma’, attracted the attention of Atlantic Records. An eclectic performer, his reading of a sentimental country song, ‘Ju Read more

Eric Bibb - 52% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Jazz World Music
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16 August 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bibb was, with Corey Harris and Alvin Youngblood Hart, at the forefront of the 90s country blues revival. The son of famous 60s folk revivalist Leon Bibb, a nephew of jazz pianist John Lewis and godson of Paul Robeson, there was a constant stream of musical visitors to his father’s house durin Read more

Etta James

Etta James - 51% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Blues Christian & Gospel Dance Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Jamesetta Hawkins, 25 January 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA. James’ introduction to performing followed an impromptu audition for Johnny Otis backstage at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium. ‘Roll With Me Henry’, her ‘answer’ to the Hank Ballard hit ‘Work With Me Annie’, was retitled ‘The Wallflower’ in an effort to dis Read more

Ike & Tina Turner - 46% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Ike Turner - 46% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Blues R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Blues
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Izear Luster Turner Jnr., 5 November 1931, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA, d. 12 November 2007, San Marcos, California, USA. R&B stalwart Ike Turner was a music business legend for the best and worst of reasons. As the undisputed leader of the Ike And Tina Turner Revue he helped to revolutionize the world of R&B and live performance in the 60s. As a husband to Tina Tu Read more

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin - 45% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Comedy Documentaries Funk Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals R&B / Soul Easy Listening Christian & Gospel Christian & Gospel Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Blues Television
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25 March 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Aretha Franklin’s music is steeped in the traditions of the church. Her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, was a Baptist preacher who, once he had moved his family to Detroit, became famous throughout black America for his fiery sermons and magnetic public appearances. He knew the major gospel stars Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward, who in Read more

Ry Cooder

Ry Cooder - 44% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: Pop / Rock Drama Country & Bluegrass Soundtracks Comedy Westerns Action & Adventure Documentaries World Music World Music Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Special Interest Blues Folk Instrumental Latin
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Ryland Peter Cooder, 15 March 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of popular music’s premier talents, Cooder mastered the rudiments of guitar while still a child. He learned the techniques of traditional music from Rev. Gary Davis and by the age of 17 was part of a blues act with singer Jackie DeShannon. In 1965, he formed the Rising Sons with Taj Mahal and veteran Read more

Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett - 44% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Comedy Musicals & The Arts Blues Funk Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
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18 March 1941, Prattville, Alabama, USA, d. 19 January 2006, Reston, Virginia, USA. The ‘wicked Pickett’ was one of the great southern soul singers to emerge during the 60s. Pickett moved to Detroit, Michigan in his early teens. He joined gospel group the Violinaires and embarked on church tours throughout North America. In his late teens he graduated to secular mu Read more

Esther Phillips - 42% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Disco Television
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Irma Thomas - 42% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Blues Christian & Gospel Disco Documentaries Cajun & Zydeco
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Irma Lee, 18 February 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana, USA. The ‘Soul Queen Of New Orleans’ was discovered in 1958 by band leader Tommy Ridgley. Her early records were popular locally, but an R&B hit came in 1960 with ‘(You Can Have My Husband But Please) Don’t Mess With My Man’. The following year Thomas rejoined producer/writer Allen Toussaint, wi Read more

Erma Franklin - 41% match to Bettye LaVette

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco
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13 March 1938, Shelby, Mississippi, Tennessee, USA, d. 7 September 2002, Detroit, Michigan, USA. The older sister of Aretha Franklin and Carolyn Franklin, this excellent singer’s career was overshadowed by her illustrious sibling. Erma’s most celebrated moment came in 1967 with ‘Piece Of My Heart’, an intense uptown soul ballad co-written, produced and re Read more

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