Betty Davis

The Columbia Years 1968 - 1969

Label Light in the Attic Genre Soul & Funk Cat no. lita135cd


Light In The Attic follow their reissues of Betty Davis' albums with the newly unearthed and stunning 'Columbia Years 1968-1969', a compilation which features never-before-heard collaborations with her then-husband Miles Davis. The release notably features a pair of 1969 sessions at Columbia's 52nd Street Studios on May 14 and 20 produced by Miles Davis and Teo Macero. Featuring Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Jimi Hendrix's drummer Mitch Mitchell and more, they mark some of the musicians' first experimentations with psychedelic fusion. The recordings include unreleased covers of Cream and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The release also pulls from 1968 sessions done in Los Angeles at a Columbia featuring Hugh Masekela and members of the Crusaders. All tracks previously unreleased (except track 8). Remastered from the original analog master tapes. Release overseen by Betty Davis. New interviews, rare photos, and unseen historical documents from the Teo Macero archive.CD - Digipak.