SONG OF THE WEEK: "Yours and Mine" by Bettye Lavette & Charles Walker w/ The Dyanmites
Until just a few years ago, Bettye Lavette was a shamefully overlooked soul singer. Her comeback LP on Anti records produced by Patterson Hood and a jaw dropping performance of The Who's "Love Reign" in 2008 changed that. On "Yours and Mine" she teams up with Charles "Wigg" Walker and his Nashville-based backing band, The Dynamites. It's a classic soul duet that burns with desire and passion. It shouldn't surprise anyone that both singers knock this one out of the park. As usual Dynamites mastermind and guitarist Bill Elder (a.k.a. Leo Black) delivers on the production front. This track is comfortably modern and straight-forward--it sounds like a great band playing in a great room. Dig it:
I'll be heading to Schubas tonight to catch The Dynamites feat Charles Walker along with upstart Atlanta soul group Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics and our good friend DJRC. They're gonna burn it down!