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Her critical stature continued to grow but record sales remained modest.Her second album, Give It Up, was released in 1972 to universal "acclaim"; though many critics still regard it as her best work, it did not change her commercial fortunes.Raitt is of Scottish ancestry, with her ancestors being those who constructed Rait Castle near Nairn.In the fall of 1970, while opening for Mississippi Fred Mc Dowell at the Gaslight Cafe in New York, she was seen by a reporter from Newsweek magazine, who began to spread the word about her performance.1977's Sweet Forgiveness album gave Raitt her first commercial breakthrough when it yielded a hit single in her cover of "Runaway." Recast as a heavy rhythm and blues recording based on a rhythmic groove inspired by Al Green, Raitt's version of "Runaway" was disparaged by many critics. And then, Warner signed Paul Simon away from Columbia, and they didn't want me to have a hit record for Columbia – no matter what!However, the song's commercial success prompted a bidding war for Raitt between Warner Bros. "There was this big Columbia–Warner war going on at the time", recalled Raitt in a 1990 interview. So, I renegotiated my contract, and they basically matched Columbia's offer.

While admired by those who saw her perform, and respected by her peers, Raitt gained little public acclaim for her work.

By now, Raitt was already experimenting with different producers and different styles, and she began to adopt a more mainstream sound that continued through 1975's Home Plate.

In 1976, Raitt made an appearance on Warren Zevon's eponymous album with his friend Jackson Browne and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

Learn the story behind her flirty video with Dennis Quaid for “Thing Called Love.”PARADE You and Alicia Keys performed a tribute to Etta James at the Grammys, singing “A Sunday Kind of Love.” What’s ] Well, a nice leisurely morning, reading the papers, then out into the country.

“There’s a little something for everybody,” she tells Roger Friedman as she gears up for a tour starting in May. I thought I had to live that partying lifestyle in order to be authentic, but in fact if you keep it up too long, all you’re going to be is sloppy or dead. In 1985, she sang and appeared in the video of "Sun City", the anti-apartheid record written and produced by guitarist Steven Van Zandt.