Bettye LaVette, Oscars Preview, Gabriel Kahane

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Bettye LaVette's new memoir 'A Woman Like Me' is a dramatic look at the R&B singer's life and musical career.

Today on Soundcheck: Soul and R&B singer Bettye LaVette shares stories about the ups and downs of her fifty-year career in music as detailed in her dramatic memoir A Woman Like Me.

Then, Melena Ryzik, from the New York Times' blog the Carpetbagger tells us how this year's Academy Awards season differs from previous Oscars years.

And singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane accompanies himself on piano and banjo in a lovely session from the studio.