Bette Smith - Goodthing (LP)

Goodthing
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New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Bette Smith returns with her third studio album, Goodthing, a triumphant injection of soul music and gospel into rock 'n' roll. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, James Bay, Paulo Nutini, Sia), the album showcases Bette Smith's penchant for anthemic, feel-good soul rock carried by her signature raspy, soulful vocals inspired by legends Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Etta James.

Tracing elements of her sound to her childhood in rough Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Bette connects the soul music she heard on the corners with the gospel music she heard in church and around the house every weekend. "My mother listened to nothing but gospel," she recalls, citing Mahalia Jackson and Reverend James Cleveland as other influences.

The album sees her sound scale new heights, and build on the accolades she received on 2017's debut Jetlagger and 2020's The Good, The Bad, and The Bette, and her tremendous range and power combined with Goodthing's infectious energy, solidify her position as an authentic and dynamic rising soul artist, an iconic force in music.

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Tracklist:

1. Goodthing
2. Happiness
3. Eternal Blessings
4. M.O.N.E.Y
5. Neptune
6. Whup 'Em Good
7. Time Goes Slower
8. Darkest Hour
9. More Than a Billionaire
10. Lived and Died a Thousand Times
11. Beautiful Mess
12. Cave
13. No More Love Songs