Episode 86 – Bettye LaVette (Part III), Lea Roberts & “I Want To Be Loved”

Welcome to this week’s episode of Sisters Sing Soul.

This week’s episode features songs from Bettye LaVette, Lea Roberts & two artists’ interpretations of “I Want To Be Loved”.

Sisters Sing Soul Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette

Here’s where you can find the songs in this episode.


Bettye LaVette

‘Almost’, ‘Thank You For Loving Me’ and ‘You’re A Man Of Words, I’m A Woman Of Action’ — Found on YouTube

Lea Roberts Sisters Sing Soul

Lea Roberts

Lea Roberts

‘Prove It’ and ‘Love On My Mind’ — Found on YouTube

‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me’ — Found on Vinyl Only


The song “I Want To Be Loved” can be found on:

Mary Gresham — From The Album “Mary Gresham: Voice From The Shadows” — Soulscape Records

Ann Sexton — From The Album “Ann Sexton: Anthology” — Soul Brothers Records

Please feel free to comment below with any questions or observations.

Next week’s episode will feature songs from a trio known as The Sandpebbles, and later known as C & The Shells. Also included will be two soulful interpretations of a country standard.

Thanks for listening!


In the program I indicate that the original version of “Prove It” was released by Aretha Franklin in 1967. That is incorrect. The original was recorded by Mary Wheeler and released on Calla Records in 1966. It is an excellent track that can be found on Youtube.

I’d like to thank John Moloney for setting the record straight.




    1. Thanks very much for your kind comments, VP. The next episode of the Sisters Sing Soul will be released on November 6, and will feature The Sandpebbles/C & The Shells as well as a comparison of a country soul ballad. I hope you’ll tune in then.

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