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Friday, October 14, 2016

John N Supplements Jon S

(scott)-Jon S sent, a while back, a pretty comprehensive post on Betty Davis......I personally learned a good bit from it, as she is a performer with whom I had only a small bit of familiarity. Anyway, I REALLY did enjoy some of her "slut-soul" as I'll call it (compliment coming from me), and I find in my stuff that John N has sent us a supplement, "The Columbia Years, 1968-69" without checking, I DONT THINK there is overlap between the two submissions......this is older, archival, stuff for fans/collectors/completists......all cool, I hope that some of you need this one to fill in a gap (I think Brian is a Betty Davis fan if I recall correctly, so she just may have quite a following on our blog.......well, you know how I PERSONALLY love those sexually liberated females, certainly she fit THAT description to a "T", so away we go with some vintage Betty Davis!

THE COLUMBIA YEARS 1968-69-01 Hangin' Out/02 Politician Man/03 Down Home Girl/04 Born on the Bayou/05 I'm Ready Willing and Able (Take 1)/06 I'm Ready Willing and Able (Take 9)/07 It's My Life (Alternate Take)/08 Live Love Learn/09 My Soul Is Tired



  2. These are fairly recently unearthed sessions of Mrs. MILES DAVIS in the studio working with the Billy Cox/Mitch Mitchell rhythm section of the Jimi Hendrix Experience's final incarnation, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, and Harvey Brooks, honing the sound she'd bring to her incendiary solo albums.
    Betty’s relationship with and eventual marriage to Miles is renowned for the effect she had on him: At 22, she got the pop-detached Miles into the giants of psychedelic rock, including Jimi Hendrix, that would revitalize his inspiration and lead to his revolutionary electric period. Betty wasn’t just a scenester or a hanger-on; she was a tuned-in tastemaker with deep charisma and the kind of attitude that could’ve made her a superstar in a less-anxious world, and she was both quick to learn and driven to direct. It’s one thing that Betty got Miles into Hendrix, but another thing entirely that she got a couple of Hendrix’s fellow band members to record with her—and had them join a group that included some of the key players on Bitches Brew, the album whose name was suggested by Betty herself.

  3. Politician Man is a CREAM cover, and there's also a Creedence Clearwater Revival song on here! Yow!