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Betty Davis, Get Him Eat Him

Betty Davis

Anti Love Song [MP3]

     

He Was a Big Freak [MP3]

     

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“For the first time, Betty’s critically adored first two albums are being lovingly re-mastered from the original master tapes by Light In The Attic Records to sound as ferocious and revolutionary as they did when they first sprung on an unsuspecting world in the early ’70s. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over the intensely strong but sensual funk of Betty Davis. One can hardly imagine the genre busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of this R&B pioneer. Ms. Davis’s unique story is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song “Uptown” for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late ’60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix — personally inspiring the classic jazz-rock fusion album ‘Bitches Brew.’ Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself.” — Light in the Attic Records [releasing 15 May 2007 in the U.S.]

Get Him Eat Him

2×2 [MP3]

     

The Old Soul

Nectar of the Nitwit [MP3]

     

The Race

Feathers [MP3]

     

Walls [MP3]

     

Cary Brothers

Who You Are [MP3]

     

Dan Deacon

The Crystal Cat [MP3]

     

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