Friday, May 8, 2009

Yer Friday Funk

Miles Davis - Untitled

In 1968, master musician Miles Davis married NYC model Betty Mabry, as funky a woman who has ever walked the planet. Betty introduced Miles to both Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, and along with her own influence, the funk never washed off.

Their marriage only lasted a short while, but in the aftermath Miles released 'Bitches Brew' and then went on to both mutate jazz and to create it's final no-exit dead end. (For now). Miles is legend, and deservedly so, but Betty was anathema, the nasty gal who was too extreme to even rate a media mention. And yet, there she is.

Betty Davis - 'Nasty Gal'

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