talk to me, betty.

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for some reason, when i first heard bubba sparxxx song, i thought he was referring to the ubiquitous “Betty.” The Page, Davis, Rubble or any of the countless pinup/skater/bartenders with sailor tattoos and an affinity to brown liquor.

boy, was i wrong.

Betty Davis

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Read more about her at soul-sides, then go buy an album or two.

UPDATE:
thanks to a heads up from the comments, donnie made me take another look at some joi songs i’ve had sitting around. i picked up starkitty’s revenge and amoeba cleaning syndrome sitting and never really listenened to either one. truly, i was hyped for joi after hearing her sing on a live raphael saadiq bootleg from ’04. never knew she did a cover of the song.

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the live version of copycat is what hipped me to her in the first place. outside of the lesson screaming that she was next.

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Comments (2)

  1. kristy wrote::

    each time i hear “bossy” i roll my eyes at Kelis’ claim as the “first girl to scream on a track.”

    her role as the meaty center of the Miles Davis & Jimi Hendrix manwich is so crazy; drama, musical influence & brilliance ensued. her impact on both men is pretty interesting.

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 3:30 #
  2. donnie wrote::

    she’s a big freak.

    i bought her second album a few months ago and realized exactly where Joi got her style from.

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 10:33 #