SONG OF THE DAY Bettye LaVette – Let me down easy

115774815There is a sublime balance of blues and soul in this song, its union offers a sense of depth and texture to soulful vocals and piercing blues guitar riffs, adding weight to each tender note that plays out in this pleading melodic lament.  Heartfelt howls painfully cry out from soul singer Betty Lavette as she achingly asks, ‘Let Me Down Easy.’

Written in 1965 by singer Dee Dee Ford  (using her birth name, Wrecia Holloway), ‘Let Me Down Easy’ was recorded by Betty Lavette and released by Calla Records, reaching number 20 on the Billboard Hot Rhythm and Blues’s a stunning track. Check it out above.


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