A lost Betty Davis recording session from the sixties that allegedly inspired the jazz-rock direction of Miles Davis’ iconic Bitches Brew has long been the stuff of legends. But the recently-unearthed music is finally seeing the light of day.
The Columbia Years1968-1969, which you can listen to clips of now via Light in the Attic Records, features collaborators like Herbie Hancock and Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix experience.
The collection features music recorded at Columbias 52nd Street Studios on May 14 and 20, 1969 produced by Davis’ then-husband Miles Davis and Ted Macero as well as recordings from a 1968 Los Angeles Columbia session featuring Hugh Masekela and members of the Crusaders.
The album is remastered from the original analog tapes and the physical copies include rare photos and previously unreleased interviews.
1. Hangin Out
2. Politician Man
3. Down Home Girl (Take 4)
4. Born on the Bayou
5. Im Ready, Willing & Able (Take 1)
6. Im Ready, Willing & Able (Take 9)
7. Its My Life (Take 8)
8. Live, Love, Learn (Take 12)
9. My Soul Is Tired (Take 9)
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