Released by ANTI-Records, Thankful N’ Thoughtful includes songs written and previously recorded by Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Neil Young, and Gnarls Barkley. Watch the video for Bettye’s breathtaking version of The Black Keys’ I’m Not The One via RollingStone
Every song here is a testament to her life and her unrivaled skill for interpretation. By the time Bettye’s finished recording a track, she has fully inhabited the body and soul of the song. From Neil Young’s Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, to Savoy Brown’s I’m Tired to the title track Thankful N’ Thoughtful, a lesser known gem by Sly & The Family Stone, Bettye expels every word with such visceral passion, you can feel her in the present moment.