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Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different Special Edition Red Color Vinyl LP PREORDER

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Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different Special Edition Red Color Vinyl LP PREORDER

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One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can’t be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.

There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago – we live in an age that’s been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn’t get sexy with their “Lady Marmalade” for another year while Millie Jackson wasn’t Feelin’ Bitchy until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty’s fierce style wasn’t completely out of Ike’s shadow until later in the decade.

  • Betty’s sophomore masterpiece!
  • Special Limited Red Color Edition
  • Expanded vinyl edition featuring gatefold jacket and 20-page booklet including rare photos, lyrics and new 2022 liner notes by Danielle Maggio interviewing Betty
  • Vinyl plated at RTI

Track Listing:

Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him
He Was a Big Freak
Your Mama Wants Ya Back
Don't Call Her No Tramp
Git In There
They Say I'm Different
70's Blues
Special People
He Was a Big Freak (Record Plant Rough Mixes - Digital Only Bonus Track)
Don't Call Her No Tramp (Record Plant Rough Mixes - Digital Only Bonus Track)
Git In There (Record Plant Rough Mixes - Digital Only Bonus Track)
70's Blues (Record Plant Rough Mixes - Digital Only Bonus Track)

Label: Light In The Attic

Estimated Ship Date: December 2022