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BETTY DAVIS QUEEN OF FUNK DIES AT 77

by Lewis hawkins
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THE FUNK PIONEER WAS BRIEFLY MARRIED TO LEDGENDARY JAZZ MAN MILES DAVIS.

Born Betty Mabry, the former model began her music career with the 1964 single “Get Ready for Betty.” She also penned the Chambers Brothers 1967 song “Uptown,” which was covered by blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker in 2020.

She changed her name to Betty Davis after marrying Miles Davis in 1968 and appeared on the cover of his “Filles de Kilimanjaro,” album. She also inspired his song, “Mademoiselle Mabry.”

She changed her name to Betty Davis after marrying Miles Davis in 1968 and appeared on the cover of his “Filles de Kilimanjaro,” album. She also inspired his song, “Mademoiselle Mabry.”

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