Betty Davis: They Say I’m Different (1974) 2007

They Say I'm Different (JSS 3500)

Track list:

A1 01. Shoo-B-Doop And Cop Him
A2 02. He Was A Big Freak
A3 03. Your Mama Wants Ya Back
A4 04. Don’t Call Her No Tramp

B1 05. Git In There
B2 06. They Say I’m Different
B3 07. 70’s Blues
B4 08. Special People

bonus tracks (*not on original LP)
09. He Was A Big Freak [*]
10. Don’t Call Her No Tramp [*]
11. Git In There [*]
12. 70’s Blues [*]

* Record Plant Rough Mixes (October 9, 1973)


Betty Davis – Vocals

The Ladies: Debbie Burrell, Elaine Clark, Trudy Perkins (A3-B2)
Trudy Perkins – 1st voice (A1)
Debbie Burrell – 2nd voice (A1)
Mary Jones – 3rd voice (A1)
Elaine Clark – 4th voice (A1), solo voice (A4,B2)
Tony Vaughn – bass voice (B1)
Ted Sparks – high voice (B1)
Cordell Dudley – tenor voice (B1)

Cordell Dudley – lead guitar
Larry Johnson – bass guitar
Ted Sparks – drums (A1-B1,B4)
Pete Escovedo – timbales (B3)
Victor Pantoja – congas (B3)
Merl Saunders – electric piano (A3), acoustic piano (B4), high abstract organ sound (B3)
Tony Vaughn – clavinet (A4,B3), acoustic piano (B2), electric piano (A1)
Mike Clark – drums (B2,B3)
Jimmy Godwin – rhythm guitar (A2,B1), rhythm & solo guitar (B2,B3)
Hershall Kennedy – clavinet & organ (A2,B1), electric piano (B4), trumpet (A1)
Buddy Miles – lead guitar (A1)

Recorded: at Record Plant, Sausalito
Released: 1974
Label: Just Sunshine Records – JSS-3500
Light In The Attic – LITA 027 [2007, CD, re-issue]

They Say I'm Different

Producer: Betty Davis
Engineer: Fast Jack Adams (assistant: Bob Edwards)
Mixed By: Jack Adams, Tom Flye

Photography: Mel Dixon
Art Direction: Bill Levy
Album Design: Ron Levine