May 25, 2010

DOWN TO WORK:

Bettye LaVette: Tiny Desk Concert (Frannie Kelley, 5/21/10, NPR)

We were not prepared for Bettye LaVette's appearance in the NPR Music offices. We thought we were — having set up our cameras and recording gear and signed in all the friends who had heard she was scheduled to play and beaten down our door.

But then she blew into the room and conquered it before she'd sung a single note. She teased Bob Boilen mercilessly and told all the women how beautiful they were. She had reporters and producers doing her bidding all over the building. But after we cleared a spot for her to perch on the corner of Bob's desk, she went to work.


Posted by Orrin Judd at May 25, 2010 6:25 AM
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