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In Memory of: Betty Davis (July 16, 1944 – February 9, 2022) #bettydavis #condolences #blackmusic #funk #soul #blackart #art

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2022 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Betty Davis (July 16, 1944 – February 9, 2022)an American funk and soul singer. She is remembered for her controversially sexual lyrics and performance style, and as having been Miles Davis’s second wife.

Davis — who died on Wednesday at 77 — made music that felt ahead of its time, but maybe only in the sense that it came from the mouth of a Black woman who liked to wear sexy spacesuits. Her music’s central theme, desire, is eternal human life-force stuff, and Davis approached its scalding hotness as a form of truth-telling. “I wrote about love, really, and all the levels of love,” she told the New York Times back in 2018. “When I was writing about it, nobody was writing about it. But now everybody’s writing about it.” Washington Post

As a model in 1966, Betty first met jazz musician Miles Davis, who was 19 years her senior. At the time he was separated from his first wife, dancer Frances Davis, and was dating actress Cicely Tyson. Betty began dating Miles in early 1968, and they were married in September 1968. In just one year of marriage, she influenced him greatly by introducing him to the fashions and the new popular music trends of the era. In his autobiography, Miles credited Betty with helping to plant the seeds of his future musical explorations by introducing the trumpeter to psychedelic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix and funk innovator Sly Stone. The Miles Davis album Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968), which features a photo portrait of Betty on the cover, includes a song named after her.

In his autobiography, Miles said Betty was “too young and wild,” and accused her of having an affair with Jimi Hendrix, which hastened the end of their marriage.Betty denied the affair stating, “I was so angry with Miles when he wrote that. It was disrespectful to Jimi and to me. Miles and I broke up because of his violent temper.” After accusing her of adultery, he filed for divorce in 1969. Miles told Jet magazine at the time that the divorce was obtained on a “temperament” charge. He added, “I’m just not the kind of cat to be married.” Hendrix and Miles remained close, planning to record, until Hendrix’s death. The influence of Hendrix and especially Sly Stone on Miles Davis was obvious on the album Bitches Brew (1970), which ushered in the era of jazz fusion. The origin of the album’s title is unknown, but some believe Miles was subtly paying tribute to Betty and her girlfriends. In fact, it is said that he originally wanted to call the album Witches Brew—it was Betty who convinced him to change it.

Davis briefly dated musician Eric Clapton, and she refused to collaborate with him.

In 1975 Davis’ lover Robert Palmer helped her secure a deal with Island Records. Shortly thereafter she released her album Nasty Gal.

Davis died on February 9, 2022, at her home in Homestead, Pennsylvania, from natural causes at the age of 77. [Wikapedia]

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2021 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Rare CD Version of the Birthday Album #limitededition – When I was young my mother wouldn’t let us get all the cuts and designs in our fades. My Late Uncle Frank allowed my cousins to get any lines they wanted. I always thought that was dope, NEPHEW OF FRANK RECORDS // CUE BALL ENT. My Birthday is October 26th; I just make an album and release it. I draw the cover and save as the file as a 6000×6000 TIFF / PSD About 400 – 1200 DPI convert to JPG of a original idea I create Featuring my cousin Infinito 2017 // Hornets Projects // Helena Surreal 75dab biko70 nappy9folics aco gtd [not like other people] www.joelefthandrecords.com www.infinito2017.com Tuesday October 26th 2021

Music: Tink Illa – CarTunez [Out Now] #nephewoffrankrecords #music #funk @TinkILLaNoise @joeleftpromo #soul

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2021 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Tink Illa Guess Who // New Album CarTunez Out Now

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New Album from: Vortx of Distorsun / Water Turtle Butterfly

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2015 by Brother Perspective Magazine

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The Collective from Los Angeles has returned with a positive blend of fresh hip hop music in 2015  that makes you want to listen again and again. An album that mixes the best of new school and true school hip hop samples…” and “An album that makes you think of the blues of Sun House to the jazz of Sun Ra over drums, from Clyde Stubblefield mixed by Bob Power.”

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