Bettye LaVette is a soul singer who first emerged in the early 1960s but didn’t find lasting fame until 40 years later. In 2005, Anti-Records, an indie label in Los Angeles, released “I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise,” which unearthed LaVette from years of relative obscurity. She’s just released a new memoir, “A Woman Like Me,” co-written with David Ritz, and a new album, “Thankful N’ Thoughtful,” songs from which LaVette, 66, will perform when she headlines the Wilbur Theatre on Thursday.
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