Davis, Betty

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Davis, Betty - Nasty Gal Nasty Gal
Funk Used - LP ILPS 9329 Island
1975 Original Funk LP From Miles' Ex-Wife.... more details
 
Davis, Betty - They Say I'm Different They Say I'm Different
Soul Used - LP JSS 3500 Just Sunshine
Beautiful 1975 Embossed Gatefold Cover Original Including The Rare Poster. Unplayed Condition.... more details
 
Davis, Betty - They Say I'm Different They Say I'm Different
Soul Used - LP JSS 3500 Just Sunshine
Beautiful 1974 Gatefold Original. No Poster.... more details
 
Davis, Betty - Nasty Gal Nasty Gal
Funk Used - LP ILPS 9329 Island
1975 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve. Saw Cut, Unplayed Condition.... more details
 
Davis, Betty - Betty Davis Betty Davis
Funk New - LP LITA 026 Light In The Attic
Factory Sealed 2007 Reissue. Includes 7" With Two Bonus Tracks Recorded In 1974. Stone Cold Killer Stuff. "Betty Davis' Debut Was An Outstanding Funk Record, Driven By Her Aggressive, No-Nonsense Songs And A Set Of Howling Performances From A Crack Band. Listeners Wouldn't Know It From The Song's Title, But For The Opener, "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up," Davis Certainly Doesn't Play The Wallflower; She's A Woman On The Prowl, Positively Luring The Men In And, Best Of All, Explaining Exactly How She Does It: "I Said I'm Wigglin' My Fanny, I'm Raunchy Dancing, I'm-A-Doing It Doing It/This Is My Night Out." "Game Is My Middle Name" Begins At A Midtempo Lope, But Really Breaks Through On The Chorus, With The Pointer Sisters And Sylvester Backing Up Each Of Her Assertions. As Overwhelming As Davis' Performances Are, It's As Much The Backing Group As Davis Herself That Makes Her Material So Powerful (And Believable). Reams Of Underground Cred Allowed Her To Recruit One Of The Tightest Rhythm Sections Ever Heard On Record (Bassist Larry Graham And Drummer Greg Errico, Both Veterans Of Sly & The Family Stone), Plus Fellow San Francisco Luminaries Like Master Keyboardist Merl Saunders And Guitarists Neal Schon Or Douglas Rodriguez (Both Associated With Santana At The Time). Graham's Popping Bass And The Raw, Flamboyant, Hooky Guitar Lines Of Schon Or Rodriguez Make The Perfect Accompaniment To These Songs; Graham's Slinky Bass Is The Instrumental Equivalent Of Davis' Vocal Gymnastics, And Rodriguez Makes His Guitar Scream During "Your Man My Man." It's Hard To Tell Whether The Musicians Are Pushing So Hard Because Of Davis' Performances Or If They're Egging Each Other, But It's An Unnecessary Question. Everything About Betty Davis' Self-Titled Debut Album Speaks To Davis The Lean-And-Mean Sexual Predator, From Songs To Performance To Backing, And So Much The Better For It. All Of Which Should've Been Expected From The Woman Who Was Too Wild For Miles Davis." - AMG... more details
 
Davis, Betty - They Say I'm Different They Say I'm Different
Funk New - LP LITA 027 Light In The Attic
SALE PRICED. Factory Sealed 2007 Embossed Cover Gatefold Reissue. Includes 7" With Rough Mixes Of "He Was A Big Freak" And "Don't Call Her No Tramp." " Betty Davis' Second Full-Length Featured A Similar Set Of Songs As Her Debut, Though With Davis Herself In The Production Chair And A Radically Different Lineup. The Openers, "Shoo-B-Doop And Cop Him" And "He Was A Big Freak," Are Big, Blowsy Tunes With Stop-Start Funk Rhythms And Davis In Her Usual Persona As The Aggressive Sexual Predator. On The Title Track, She Reminisces About Her Childhood And Compares Herself To Kindred Spirits Of The Past, A Succession Of Blues Legends She Holds Fond — Including Special Time For Bessie Smith, Chuck Berry, And Robert Johnson. A Pair Of Unknowns, Guitarist Cordell Dudley And Bassist Larry Johnson, Do A Fair Job Of Replacing The Stars From Her First Record. As A Result, They Say I'm Different Is More Keyboard-Dominated Than Her Debut, With Prominent Electric Piano, Clavinet, And Organ From Merl Saunders, Hershall Kennedy, And Tony Vaughn. The Material Was Even More Extreme Than On Her Debut; "He Was A Big Freak" Featured A Prominent Bondage Theme, While "Your Mama Wants Ya Back" And "Don't Call Her No Tramp" Dealt With Prostitution, Or At Least Inferred It. With The Exception Of The Two Openers, Though, They Say I'm Different Lacked The Excellent Songs And Strong Playing Of Her Debut; An Explosive And Outré Record, But More A Variation On The Same Theme She'd Explored Before." - AMG... more details
 
Davis, Betty - Nasty Gal Nasty Gal
Soul New - LP ILPS 9329 Island
Sealed 1975 Original.... more details
 
Davis, Betty - Betty Davis Betty Davis
Funk New - LP JSS 5 Just Sunshine
Sealed 1973 Original, Some Tears In Shrink Wrap. “Betty Davis' Debut Was An Outstanding Funk Record, Driven By Her Aggressive, No-Nonsense Songs And A Set Of Howling Performances From A Crack Band. As Overwhelming As Davis' Performances Are, It's As Much The Backing Group As Davis Herself That Makes Her Material So Powerful (And Believable). Reams Of Underground Cred Allowed Her To Recruit One Of The Tightest Rhythm Sections Ever Heard On Record (Bassist Larry Graham And Drummer Greg Errico, Both Veterans Of Sly & The Family Stone), Plus Fellow San Francisco Luminaries Like Master Keyboardist Merl Saunders And Guitarists Neal Schon Or Douglas Rodriguez (Both Associated With Santana At The Time). It's Hard To Tell Whether The Musicians Are Pushing So Hard Because Of Davis' Performances Or If They're Egging Each Other On, But It's An Unnecessary Question. Everything About Betty Davis' Self-Titled Debut Album Speaks To Davis The Lean-And-Mean Sexual Predator, From Songs To Performance To Backing, And So Much The Better For It. All Of Which Should've Been Expected From The Woman Who Was Too Wild For Miles Davis.” John Bush All Music Guide.... more details
 
Davis, Betty - Betty Davis Betty Davis
Funk Used - LP JSS 5 Just Sunshine
1973 Embossed Jacket Original. Both Jacket And LP Are VG, Hence Price.... more details
 
Davis, Betty - They Say I'm Different They Say I'm Different
Funk Used - LP UFOXY3LP MPC
Out Of Print 2002 Reissue Of Just Sunshine JSS 3500 With Slightly Altered Cover Art. New, Unplayed Shop Stock.... more details
 
Davis, Betty - Betty Davis Betty Davis
Funk Used - LP UFOXY2LP MPC
2002 Reissue Of Just Sunshine JSS 5. Vinyl Appears New, Unplayed. “Betty Davis' Debut Was An Outstanding Funk Record, Driven By Her Aggressive, No-Nonsense Songs And A Set Of Howling Performances From A Crack Band. As Overwhelming As Davis' Performances Are, It's As Much The Backing Group As Davis Herself That Makes Her Material So Powerful (And Believable). Reams Of Underground Cred Allowed Her To Recruit One Of The Tightest Rhythm Sections Ever Heard On Record (Bassist Larry Graham And Drummer Greg Errico, Both Veterans Of Sly & The Family Stone), Plus Fellow San Francisco Luminaries Like Master Keyboardist Merl Saunders And Guitarists Neal Schon Or Douglas Rodriguez (Both Associated With Santana At The Time). It's Hard To Tell Whether The Musicians Are Pushing So Hard Because Of Davis' Performances Or If They're Egging Each Other On, But It's An Unnecessary Question. Everything About Betty Davis' Self-Titled Debut Album Speaks To Davis The Lean-And-Mean Sexual Predator, From Songs To Performance To Backing, And So Much The Better For It. All Of Which Should've Been Expected From The Woman Who Was Too Wild For Miles Davis.” John Bush All Music Guide.... more details
 
Davis, Betty - They Say I'm Different They Say I'm Different
Soul New - LP JSS 3500 Just Sunshine
Sealed Late 70's Non-Gatefold Pressing. Cover Is VG++. "Betty Davis' Second Full-Length Featured A Similar Set Of Songs As Her Debut, Though With Davis Herself In The Production Chair And A Radically Different Lineup. The Openers, "Shoo-B-Doop And Cop Him" And "He Was A Big Freak," Are Big, Blowsy Tunes With Stop-Start Funk Rhythms And Davis In Her Usual Persona As The Aggressive Sexual Predator. On The Title Track, She Reminisces About Her Childhood And Compares Herself To Kindred Spirits Of The Past, A Succession Of Blues Legends She Holds Fond — Including Special Time For Bessie Smith, Chuck Berry, And Robert Johnson. A Pair Of Unknowns, Guitarist Cordell Dudley And Bassist Larry Johnson, Do A Fair Job Of Replacing The Stars From Her First Record. As A Result, They Say I'm Different Is More Keyboard-Dominated Than Her Debut, With Prominent Electric Piano, Clavinet, And Organ From Merl Saunders, Hershall Kennedy, And Tony Vaughn. The Material Was Even More Extreme Than On Her Debut; "He Was A Big Freak" Featured A Prominent Bondage Theme, While "Your Mama Wants Ya Back" And "Don't Call Her No Tramp" Dealt With Prostitution, Or At Least Inferred It. With The Exception Of The Two Openers, Though, They Say I'm Different Lacked The Excellent Songs And Strong Playing Of Her Debut; An Explosive And Outré Record, But More A Variation On The Same Theme She'd Explored Before." - AMG... more details
 
Davis, Betty - Betty Davis Betty Davis
Funk New - LP LITA 026 Light In The Attic
Factory Sealed 2007 Reissue. Stone Cold Killer Stuff. "Betty Davis' Debut Was An Outstanding Funk Record, Driven By Her Aggressive, No-Nonsense Songs And A Set Of Howling Performances From A Crack Band. Listeners Wouldn't Know It From The Song's Title, But For The Opener, "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up," Davis Certainly Doesn't Play The Wallflower; She's A Woman On The Prowl, Positively Luring The Men In And, Best Of All, Explaining Exactly How She Does It: "I Said I'm Wigglin' My Fanny, I'm Raunchy Dancing, I'm-A-Doing It Doing It/This Is My Night Out." "Game Is My Middle Name" Begins At A Midtempo Lope, But Really Breaks Through On The Chorus, With The Pointer Sisters And Sylvester Backing Up Each Of Her Assertions. As Overwhelming As Davis' Performances Are, It's As Much The Backing Group As Davis Herself That Makes Her Material So Powerful (And Believable). Reams Of Underground Cred Allowed Her To Recruit One Of The Tightest Rhythm Sections Ever Heard On Record (Bassist Larry Graham And Drummer Greg Errico, Both Veterans Of Sly & The Family Stone), Plus Fellow San Francisco Luminaries Like Master Keyboardist Merl Saunders And Guitarists Neal Schon Or Douglas Rodriguez (Both Associated With Santana At The Time). Graham's Popping Bass And The Raw, Flamboyant, Hooky Guitar Lines Of Schon Or Rodriguez Make The Perfect Accompaniment To These Songs; Graham's Slinky Bass Is The Instrumental Equivalent Of Davis' Vocal Gymnastics, And Rodriguez Makes His Guitar Scream During "Your Man My Man." It's Hard To Tell Whether The Musicians Are Pushing So Hard Because Of Davis' Performances Or If They're Egging Each Other, But It's An Unnecessary Question. Everything About Betty Davis' Self-Titled Debut Album Speaks To Davis The Lean-And-Mean Sexual Predator, From Songs To Performance To Backing, And So Much The Better For It. All Of Which Should've Been Expected From The Woman Who Was Too Wild For Miles Davis." - AMG... more details
 

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