Pitchfork is reporting that Light in the Attic Records will be re-issuing the discography of the great funkstress Betty Davis. I couldn’t be more excited.
Davis’s sound was almost definitional of funk — with the Sly Stone rhythm section behind her, she pushed the limits of the outrageousness of Parliament-style funk while grounding the whole affair with raw, immediate vocal performances. It’s something amazing to hear.
Here’s a song from one of the records that’s going to be re-released – Nasty Gal.