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Betty Davis-Is It Love Or Desire-'75 hard,heavy,funk-NEW LP

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Betty Davis -- Is It Love Or Desire ...





A lost album from 70s funk diva Betty Davis -- and one that's every bit as essential as her music released back in the day!

The set was recorded hot on the heels of Betty's classic Nasty Gal album -- but it's got a groove that's almost more in the territory of her first two records on the Just Sunshine label -- very hard, heavy, freaky, and fuzzy -- with lots of sharp-edged guitar licks wrapped up around Davis' badass vocals -- which have just as much attitude as ever!

It's not clear why the album never saw the light of day back in the 70s, but it's an essential follow-up to Davis key classics -- undeniably funky music by one of the most unique figures ever in soul -- the kind of set that would have been a bomb, had it dropped in the 70s -- and which will have an even greater impact when let loose in the 21st Century.

Titles include "Stars Starve You Know", "Bottom Of The Barrel", "Crashin From Passion", "Whorey Angel", "It's So Good", "Is It Love Or Desire", "Bar Hoppin", and "Let's Get Personal".


 Betty Davis ‎– Is It Love Or Desire
Sundazed Music ‎– LP 5313, Just Sunshine Records ‎– LP 5313
Vinyl, LP, Album
Funk / Soul

A1         Is It Love Or Desire     2:35    
A2         It's So Good     3:18    
A3         Whorey Angel     5:00    
A4         Crashin' From Passion     3:25    
A5         When Romance Says Goodbye     3:41    
B1         Bottom Of The Barrel     3:45    
B2         Stars Starve, You Know     3:35    
B3         Let's Get Personal     3:31    
B4         Bar Hoppin'     3:12    
B5         For My Man     1:42    

    Backing Vocals – Carlos Morales (2) (tracks: B1), Carrie (11) (tracks: A1), Cora (6) (tracks: A1), Fred Mills (tracks: A4, B1), Hoyt (2) (tracks: A1, A4)
    Backing Vocals [All] – Carlos Morales (2) (tracks: B4), Fred Mills (tracks: B4), Larry Johnson (2) (tracks: B4), Semmie (Nickey) Neal Jr.* (tracks: B4)
    Bass – Larry Johnson (2)
    Cover, Layout – Strath Shepard
    Design – Bill Dhale
    Drums – Semmie (Nickey) Neal Jr.*
    Engineer – Bill Evans (5)
    Guitar – Carlos Morales (2)
    Keyboards – Fred Mills
    Lead Vocals – Fred Mills (tracks: A3)
    Liner Notes – Oliver Wang
    Management [Project] – Brendan Ford, Tim Livingston
    Mastered By – Bob Irwin
    Percussion – Nathaniel Corbett
    Photography By [Front, Back Cover] – Fin Costello
    Producer – Betty Davis
    Supervised By [Production Coordination] – Stephanie Kennedy
    Violin – Clarence Gatemouth Brown* (tracks: B5)
    Written-By, Arranged By, Vocals – Betty Davis

All tracks previously unreleased.
Recorded at Studio in the Country, Louisiana, summer 1976.
Mastered at Sundazed Studios, Coxsackie, NY.
© 1975 Betty Mabry Music Co./Higher Music Publishing Inc. (ASCAP). Administred by Soundrights Music (ASCAP), a division of “A” Side Music, LLC.
Manufactured by Sundazed Music, Inc. under license from HLLMS. Copyright ¿ & © 2009.

Gatefold sleeve, with a sticker on original shrink-wrap plastic.
“Just Sunshine Records” appears on center labels only.

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