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Millie Jackson

Millie Jackson's first taste of singing in front of an audience occurred one night at the famed nightclub Smalls Paradise. Sitting in the audience with friends, Jackson heckled the lady onstage and, when dared to do better, she stepped up to belt Ben E. King's "Don't Play It No More." Jackson was hired for another gig within two weeks, but didn't get paid. A gentleman by the name of Tony Rice took her to a venue in Hoboken, NJ, a couple of weeks later and then on to Brooklyn, NY, to perform for a nominal fee.

Born in Thompson, GA, Jackson lived with her grandmother prior to moving to Newark, NJ, to live with her father in 1958. She grew up influenced by the sounds of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and later, the O'Jays. Her first single to chart was 1971's deceptively titled "A Child of God (It's Hard to Believe)," which many thought was a gospel track. Due to its heated lyrical content, the single was canceled, but still managed to peak at number 22 on the R&B charts. In the spring of 1972, Jackson had her first R&B Top Ten single with "Ask Me What You Want." She kept busy performing in nightclubs and enjoyed her second consecutive Top Ten single with "My Man, A Sweet Man" in August of 1972; it peaked at number seven. (Ironically, the song was not one of Jackson's favorites.) A year later, Jackson, whose vocal texture is similar to one of her idols, Gladys Knight, had her third Top Ten single with the moderately paced "Hurts So Good," which peaked at number three on the R&B charts and made the pop Top 40. The single bore the title of her album and was also featured on the movie soundtrack for Cleopatra Jones. Jackson produced the album with Brad Shapiro. However, she was only given credit for the album concept. In Jackson's own words, "...that's when they (label owners) met the real Millie Jackson." Thereafter, she was given credit for her efforts.

In January of 1975, Jackson released the album that would introduce what would later become her trademark rap style of racy, raunchy language; her audience loved it. The album was Caught Up and the featured release was "If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want to Be Right," for which she received two Grammy nominations. Jackson openly admits that she never had singing lessons and never thought she could sing. Consequently, she began to talk (or what was commonly known at the time as rap) on her songs in a blunt, candid manner to make up for the shortcoming and had her fourth Top Ten single with country singer Merle Haggard's "If You're Not Back in Love by Monday" (Billboard country charts number two). Jackson's version peaked at number five on the R&B charts. Over the next ten years, Jackson had numerous Top 100 singles for Spring Records. In 1986, she signed with Jive and released her fifth and sixth Top Ten singles in "Hot! Wild! Unrestricted! Crazy Love" and "Love Is a Dangerous Game, both respectively peaking at number nine and six on the R&B charts. In addition to her impressive music career, Jackson wrote the play Young Man, Older Woman; the play toured for four years. Her attention, though, has turned to the broadcast booth as a radio program host on the afternoon radio show in Dallas, TX. According to Billboard, Jackson is one of the top R&B acts to ever record or step onto a stage and is still giving her fans what they want as a radio host and a performer. ~ Craig Lytle
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Caught Up/Still Caught Up

1. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right

2. The Rap

3. ( If Loving You Is Wrong ) I Don't Want To Be Right ( Reprise )

4. All I Want Is A Fighting Chance

5. I'm Tired Of Hiding

6. It's All Over But The Shouting

7. So Easy Going, So Hard Coming Back

8. I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You

9. Summer (The First Time)

10. Loving Arms

11. Making The Best Of A Bad Situation

12. The Memory Of A Wife

13. Tell Her It's Over

14. Do What Makes You Satisfied

16. Leftovers

17. I Still Love You (You Still Love Me)

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Track List: Totally Unrestricted! The Millie Jackson Anthology

Disc 1

1. A Child Of God (It's Hard To Believe)

2. Ask Me What You Want

3. My Man, A Sweet Man

6. Hypocrisy

7. Get Your Love Right

8. How Do You Feel The Morning After

9. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right

10. The Rap

11. If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right (Reprise)

12. I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You

13. Summer (The First Time)

14. Leftovers

15. Loving Arms

16. Bad Risk

17. Feel Like Making Love

18. Solitary Love Affair

19. You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On)

20. From Her Arms To Mine

Disc 2

1. All The Way Lover

2. Angel In Your Arms

3. If You're Not Back In Love By Monday

5. Keep The Home Fire Burnin'

6. Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night

7. Kiss You All Over

9. This Is Where I Came In

10. This Is It

11. A Fool's Affair

12. Somebody's Love Died Here Last Night

13. It's Gonna Take Some Time This Time

14. Special Occasion

15. I Feel Like Walking In The Rain

16. Phuck U Symphony

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Track List: E.S.P.

1. E.S.P.

2. Too Easy Being Easy

3. This Girl Could Be Dangerous

4. I Feel Like Walkin' In The Rain

5. Sexercise

6. You're Working Me

7. Slow Tongue

8. Why Me

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Track List: Live And Uncensored

Disc 1

1. Keep The Home Fires Burnin' (live)

2. Logs And Thangs (live)

3. Put Something Down On It (live)

4. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? (live)

5. Put Something Down On It (Reprise)

6. Just When I Needed You Most

7. Phuck You Symphony

8. What Am I Waiting For

9. I Still Love You (You Still Love Me) (live)

10. All The Way Lover

11. The Soaps

12. All The Way Lover (Reprise)

13. Hold The Line

14. Be A Sweetheart

15. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)

16. Give It Up

17. A Moment Of Pleasure (live)

Disc 2

1. If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right)

2. The Rap

3. If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right) Reprise

4. Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night (live)

5. Sweet Music Man

6. It Hurts So Good

7. Sweet Music Man (Reprise)

8. Passion

9. A Horse Or Mule

10. Lovers And Girlfriends (live)

11. Don't You Ever Stop Loving Me (live)

12. I Had To Say It

13. Still

14. Ugly Men (live)

15. This Is It

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Track List: Just A Lil Bit Country

1. I Can't Stop Loving You

2. Till I Get It Right

3. Pick Me Up On Your Way Down

4. Loving You

5. I Laughed A Lot

6. Love On The Rocks

7. Standing In Your Line

8. Rose Colored Glasses

9. It Meant Nothing To Me

10. Anybody That Don't Like Millie Jackson

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Track List: Feelin' Bitchy

1. All The Way Lover

2. Lovin' Your Good Thing Away

3. Angel In Your Arms

4. A Little Taste Of Outside Love

5. You Created A Monster

6. Cheatin' Is

7. If You're Not Back In Love By Monday

8. Feelin' Like A Woman

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Ms.jody
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Millie Jackson milie help me out of a lot of s**t. I listen Millie I learn a lot of thing, Millie help me make the lady I try hard to keep thanks millie
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I have been listening to Millie Jackson every since I was a little girl I guess I can come say I learn how to curse early...... By listening to her music I learned how to be a lady always☺️. I must admit that Millie Jackson is one of my favorite artists.
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Her my b**ch
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This track made me stop everything I was doing and find out who sang this song. I love prince any way. Love this track.
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Fell in love with Mille Jackson the first time I heard her
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I hear her whole album
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Oh I love me sum millie jackson
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Millie just want you to Know that your lyrics are Awesome I listen to you on. Pandora Daily
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Love me some Millie J... Ummhhuummm.. Lol
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Ain't no sense in doing nothing if you ain't going do it right the first time...RIGHT
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Millie the real deal. Oh I remember those good old days.
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Millie Millie Millie,MILLI E !
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Ms Jackson always tell it like it is
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I wonder why she thought she couldn't sing? I grew up listening to her, my mom loved her.
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The Girl is f---ing bad
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Millie will say what most think but to afraid to say. That's my B**CH!!
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sonya6842
Love this Mllie !
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Love Millie, THE REAL MS. JACKSON IF YOU NASTY!!!!!!! !
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The baddest rapping lady ever ... I know !!!
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What about the album Lovingly Yours, my all time favorite and Get it Outcha Your System? to make a couple. Pandora is missing a few greats!
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Grown Folks
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thriller
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This the jammmm
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Millie Jackson was our lil kim back in the day love her my mom use to play her music all the time when she had company and thay be sitting around drinking and partying
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Loving Millie Jackson and her music
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Millie j BOMB.COM LOVE. ALL HER SONGS
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Millie Jackson and Betty Wright keep it real
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Girls. Night. Holloing loud playing cards talking mucho s--t men couldn't say s--t Great old days!!! Shut!! Up enough said Yeah!!!!!!
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MILLIE. You are the it girl...
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Love millie jackson Betty wright
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Millie gives it to raw and uncut, straight with no chaser
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There's no telling whats going to come out of Millie's mouth but she is a barrel of laughs and always tells the truth.
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I love this woman she represents to the fullest ....Tell the truth millie 5stars
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Stone-Cold Super-Badd Party-Starte r
~H-Town Up Mo-City Down~
LOVE'S Disciple*978 * ~ 6 m 1 4 y ~
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I love your music
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I love me some MILLIE!
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A True Legend.
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This the s**t.. .for real.......
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I Should Be So Lucky.
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Luv u Millie...... . LISTEN LADIES
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A real Warrior.
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She is the real rapper of all women.....ta k e notes girls.......
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Best song ever.
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Song Lover's and Girlfriends. . . L o v e Uncensored. Is the name of the song and Album your inquiring about.
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kintrel
Sing it Millie!!! :-)
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Nuthin but da D@MN truth!
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It's hard to believe they are children of god. Hey.
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One of best concerts in my life. This chick puts on a great Show.
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