Bettye LaVette

Soul singer Bettye LaVette covers 13 classic rock songs on her new CD, Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook, which comes out May 25th on Anti- Records. The sources include the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Who and the Rolling Stones, whose "Salt of the Earth" you can download above.

On May 26th (one day after the record's release) Bettye will perform the entire album for the first time live at the Highline Ballroom. Tickets are on sale. Her other tour dates are scattered around the world (including the UK naturally). Those, a pair of videos, and the full tracklist are below...

Bettye LaVette - 'Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook' Out May 25th

Kennedy Center Honors - Bettye LaVette - Love Reign O'er Me

"Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook" tracklist
1. The Word (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
2. No Time To Live (James Capaldi/Stephen Winwood)
3. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Bennie Benjamin/Gloria Caldwell/Sol Marcus)
4. All My Love (John Baldwin/Robert Plant)
5. Isn't It A Pity (George Harrison)
6. Wish You Were Here (David Gilmour/Roger Waters)
7. It Don't Come Easy (Richard Starkey)
8. Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney)
9. Salt Of The Earth (Michael Jagger/Keith Richards)
10. Nights In White Satin (David Hayward)
11. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (Eric Clapton/Bobby Whitlock)
12. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John/Bernard Taupin)
13. Love Reign O'er Me (Peter Townshend) [BONUS TRACK]

Bettye LaVette - 2010 Tour Dates
4/30/2010 Somerville MA Somerville Theatre
5/08/2010 San Jose CA San Jose Metro Fountain Blues Festival
5/23/2010 Dana Point CA Doheny Blues Festival
5/26/2010 New York NY Highline Ballroom
6/10/2010 Oslo NORWAY Cosmopolite
6/11/2010 Dublin IRELAND The Village
6/14/2010 Paris FRANCE New Morning
6/16/2010 Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS Paradiso
6/17/2010 London ENGLAND Richard Thompson's Meltdown Festival
6/19/2010 Getxo SPAIN Getxo Blues Festival
6/25/2010 Charleston WV Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
6/27/2010 Ann Arbor MI The Ark
6/29/2010 Toronto ON CANADA TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival
7/02/2010 Dayton OH Cityfolk
7/09/2010 Los Angeles CA Beatles Anniversary Celebration - Hollywood Bowl
7/10/2010 Los Angeles CA Beatles Anniversary Celebration - Hollywood Bowl
7/11/2010 Los Angeles CA Beatles Anniversary Celebration - Hollywood Bowl
7/17/2010 Vancouver BC CANADA Vancouver Folk Music Festival
7/18/2010 Vancouver BC CANADA Vancouver Folk Music Festival
8/08/2010 Lisle IL The Morton Arboretum #
8/28/2010 Trinidad CO Trinidaddio Blues Festival
9/04/2010 Trondheim NORWAY Blues in Hell
1/28/2011 Wilmington NC Thalian Hall
# w/ Marc Cohn