This Sunday in the album spotlight on Fine Tuning I’ll be featuring “Blackbirds,” the moving and magnificent new studio recording by Michigan native Bettye LaVette. Comprised mostly of songs made famous by black female vocalists like Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, “Blackbirds” is the follow-up to “Things Have Changed,” Bettye’s Grammy-nominated album of Bob Dylan covers. Also in the mix on Fine Tuning will be new songs by Django Django, Sunflower Bean and Matt Berninger, plus a birthday tribute to Ray Charles. Fine Tuning: Sundays from to 6 p.m. on ann arbor’s 107one.
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