Artist: Bettye Lavette; Title: LET ME DOWN EASY; Label: MOJO; Format: 7";
Cat. No.: 2092-030; Year: 1972; Country: UK
Today I'm featuring this 1972 3 track single from Bettye Lavette issued on Polydor's Mojo imprint. The A Side is the searing bit of Soul that is "Let Me Down Easy". Originally released on Calla (102) in the US in 1965 and co-written by Dee Dee Ford, the best way to drescribe the tune - a Soul-Tango. There's a slightly longer take of this which surfaced on the rather excellent Bettye Lavette/Carol Fran set that came out on EMI's Stateside label in 2005. There's a later version that Bettye cut for Karen in 1969 - but the version here (as far as I'm aware and playing the 7" against an LP version AND the CD version assures me that the Mojo issued version IS the original!