Betty Davis - Nasty Girl (1975)
Betty Davis (born Betty Mabry, 1945) is an American funk and soul singer. She was also Miles Davis's second wife. She moved to New York City in the 1960's, working as a model and singer. Mabry met several musicians including Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone.It is believed that Hendrix and Betty Davis had an affair that hastened the end of her marriage to Miles Davis, but Hendrix and Miles stayed close and even planned to record until Hendrix's death. Betty Davis remained a cult figure as a singer, due in part to her open sexual attitude, which was controversial for the time. Some of her shows were boycotted and her songs not played on the radio due to pressure by religious groups. With the passage of time her records have become highly regarded by collectors of soul and funk music.
Posted by wino at Saturday, October 07, 2006