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With one of her first singles turning into a national hit, 1962's "Let Me Down Easy", Detroit-raised LaVette would seem a natural soul star, but she was never able to cut an album deal. In 1972 her album A Child of the Seventies was shelved by Atlantic Records, then thought lost forever in a fire. She eked out a living on the European festival circuit, occasionally surfacing such as with the disco single "Doin' the Best…

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  • Bettye's cover of "Nights In White Satin" made Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues "burst into tears" (in a VERY good way): http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/justin_hayward_of_the_moody_blues/
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