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FILM REVIEW

Betty Davis: They Say I’m Different

Read "Betty Davis: They Say I’m Different" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Betty Davis Betty Davis: They Say I'm Different Native Voice Films 2018 The incisive documentary Betty—They Say I'm Different chronicled the humble beginnings and explosive career of the '70s trail blazer, composer and vocalist Betty Davis. Her bold music and incendiary stage persona was light-years ahead of the existing social norms and well beyond music industry categorization. Director Phil Cox tells the compelling saga with her voice, and through interviews with family, childhood friends, ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Betty Davis: Columbia Years 1968-1969

Read "Columbia Years 1968-1969" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

The vaults of major labels such as Columbia and many others hold many secret and yet to be revealed gems. First of all, check out singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's archival Bootleg output series or trumpet legend Miles Davis archival box set reissues. This isn't just scraping the bottom of a barrel and coming out with alternate takes or rehearsals of songs or music with dubious audio quality, but an avalanche of unbelievable amount of great music, much to the joy of ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Betty Davis: Betty Davis: Betty Davis

Read "Betty Davis: Betty Davis" reviewed by John Ballon

"If Betty were singing today she be something like Madonna, something like Prince, only as a woman. She was the beginning of all that when she was singing as Betty Davis." --Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe, Miles: The Autobiography The former wife of Miles, Betty Mabry Davis is perhaps the only woman in the world who could rightfully have the following legend tattooed across her rear: THIS ASS INVENTED FUSION. While their marriage only lasted a year (1968-1969), ...


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