Kinda havin’ a Betty Davis riot here – this is just some of the coolest, most ridiculously slamming ‘70s funk ever. I think I’m in love – no, I know I am:) Betty Davis is the real deal. One of a kind – original.
Let’s start with Nasty Gal. Once the band hits the groove (maybe beat 3 of the first bar), this might be the deepest pocket I’ve ever heard. I find it impossible to stop listening to.
Then maybe check out the first two tunes off her second album: Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him and He Was a Big Freak (“I beat him with my turquoise chain” is the first line of the song). WTF?!! Clearly the groove is no accident because every tune, on each record, with different musicians – all have a pocket deeper than the Mariana Trench.
Musically you can hear her influences but the way she puts it together is unique to her.
Betty Davis – she’s a motherfucker Ya’ll. Dig it.