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Betty Davis - Is This Love Or Desire?

Betty Davis Is This Love Or Desire
Betty Davis - Is This Love Or Desire?
Unreleased 4th album (CD) Light In The Attic (LP) Sundazed Music SUN5313LP, 2009-09-29

In 1976, soul/rock/funk singer and sex symbol Betty Davis headed down to Bogulsa, Louisana's famed Studio in the Country to record what would have been her fourth album, Crashin' From Passion. Along with her North Carolina band, Davis had two months to work on her most ambitious album yet with its mix of her signature, salacious seductions, starkly autobiographical songs about the price of fame and even an anti-disco screed. However, the album - described by the musicians who played on it as Davis' best recording ever - was shelved for reasons unclear and with Davis' star on the wane, the project was subsequently lost to collective memory. However, it was recently rediscovered and is being prepped for re-release.

Betty Davis Is This Love Or Desire
Betty Davis - Is This Love Or Desire?
(Unreleased 4th LP) Light In The Attic, 2009-09-29

Tracklisting :
01. Is This Love Or Desire
02. It's So Good
03. Whorey Angel
04. Crashin' From Passion
05. When Romance Says Goodbye
06. Bottom Of The Barrel
07. Stars Starve, You Know
08. Let's Get Personal
09. Bar Hoppin'
10. For My Man

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Betty Davis Is This Love Or Desire

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The unreleased fourth LP Is This Love Or Desire? by 70s funk-rock queen Betty Davis is finally due to see the light this September on Light In The Attic Records.

A former model, Betty Mabry was briefly married to jazz legend Miles Davis and turned the big man onto Sly Stone and Hendrix - thus she was a major catalyst in the creation of Miles' landmark psychedelic epic Bitches Brew. She went on to release three massive and insanely overlooked funk-rock LPs (Betty Davis, They Say I'm Different and the mighty Nasty Gal) with a band she put together by cherry-picking members of The Family Stone and Tower or Power.

Is This Love Or Desire? will be accompanied by sleeve notes from Oliver Wang of
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Sharkadelic Sharkadelic ·  30 August 2009, 01:58

I can't wait!

funknroll funknroll ·  08 September 2009, 05:31

YES!! This is like a holy grail of Funk!

Thank god that Light In The Attic stepped in and came through again! I'm going to tell everybody I know to buy it.

monkeyboxing monkeyboxing ·  12 September 2009, 21:02

djouls - you've taxed my text again! where's the love for un link s'il vous plait monsieur!

Djouls Djouls ·  13 September 2009, 01:22

Corrected! So much exclusive and insightful info on your site!! Sorry again for forgetting the credit - Djouls

monkeyboxing monkeyboxing ·  13 September 2009, 21:51

haha. same goes for yours guv - you've got mad press contacts! i wrote that betty davis thang after i saw a bulletin from the betty davis myspace ages ago.

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