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ARTIST
TITLE
They Say I'm Different
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
UFOXY 003CD UFOXY 003CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/8/2001

"Miles Davis met Betty in 1969, when she was Betty Mabry, still in her very early twenties and hanging with Sly Stone and Jimi Hendrix. Betty Davis's photograph appeared on the cover of his Filles De Kilimanjaro album, but their marriage lasted not much longer than a year, finishing when Davis discovered she was sleeping with Hendrix. By the trumpeter's own admission, however, she turned him on to the funk rock that revolutionized his sound forever. Her own music was a pressure cooker of sex and adrenalin, equalled in guts by only a handful of her husband's records. They Say I'm Different contains the much sampled 'Shoo-B-Doop And Cop Him', the tough fetish-funk 'He Was A Big Freak' ('Pain was his middle name... he used to laugh when I made him cry'), and a title track that remains one of the decade's overlooked funk masterpieces. In Davis's own words: 'If Betty were singing today she'd be something like Madonna; something like Prince... She was the beginning of all that when she was singing as Betty Davis. She was head of her time.'" -- Linton Chiswick, "100 Records That Set The World On Fire," The WIRE, September '98.