BETTY DAVIS

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Betty Davis (born Betty Mabry, July 26, 1945) is an American funk and soul singer. She is frequently praised as a music pioneer who was well ahead of her time and a performer who was known for her memorable live shows.

Born in 1945, Betty Mabry grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and just outside Pittsburgh. On her grandmother’s farm in Reidsville, North Carolina, she listened to B.B. King, Jimmy Reed, and Elmore James and other blues musicians. One of the first songs she wrote, at the age of twelve, was called "I’m Going to Bake That Cake of Love."[citation needed]

Aged 16, she left Pittsburgh for New York City, enrolling at the Fashion Institute of Technology while living with her aunt. She soaked up the Greenwich Village culture and folk music of the early 1960s. She associated herself with frequenters of the Cellar, a hip uptown club where young and stylish
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BETTY DAVIS Betty Davis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Betty Davis
Funk 1973
BETTY DAVIS They Say I'm Different album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
They Say I'm Different
Funk 1974
BETTY DAVIS Nasty Gal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nasty Gal
Funk 1975
BETTY DAVIS Crashin' From Passion (aka Hangin' Out In Hollywood) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crashin' From Passion (aka Hangin' Out In Hollywood)
RnB 1995
BETTY DAVIS Is It Love Or Desire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Is It Love Or Desire
Funk 2009
BETTY DAVIS The Columbia Years 1968-1969 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Columbia Years 1968-1969
RnB 2016

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