THURSDAY'S SOUL MUSIC SHINE(EXHIBIT 3):BETTY DAVIS
She may not have wanted to love you but you couldn't help falling in love with her,Betty Davis was and still is the original nasty girl of funky black music.Born July 7Th 1945 as Betty Mabry she was always in the forefront and she started her emergence into stardom by doing photo spreads for magazines such as Glamour and Ebony.
She burst into the funk music scene after her marriage to jazz legend miles davis(who later divorced her),At this time she collaborated with Jimi Hendrix and Sly stone.Her break out cut "Anti-love song" solidified her position of always going against the grain.Her albums "Betty Davis","They say I'm different",and "Nasty gal" along with many releases were greats works of non-conformist left lane music but they never gained mainstream recognition because of her lyrics and wild attitude.
She stopped making making music but her influence never lost momentum.She had the sauciness of Erykah Badu,The grime of Janis Joplin,and the stage presence of Beyonce.
Funk has never been the same since betty left the game,Make sure you take the time to do the knowledge fiery singer we sometimes forget about.