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Live and Uncensored
     

Live and Uncensored

by Millie Jackson
 
Hilariously racy monologues were a hallmark of Millie Jackson's concerts, as the title of Live and Uncensored implies. Beyond the foul-mouthed hijinks on this 1979 release, though, Jackson created witty narratives that covered everything from sexual foibles to soap operas, and in the process dressed down both sexes; hypocritically coy women are directed to

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Hilariously racy monologues were a hallmark of Millie Jackson's concerts, as the title of Live and Uncensored implies. Beyond the foul-mouthed hijinks on this 1979 release, though, Jackson created witty narratives that covered everything from sexual foibles to soap operas, and in the process dressed down both sexes; hypocritically coy women are directed to "Give It Up," while in "The Rap" and "Be a Sweetheart," bumbling and sexually rabid men get roundly manipulated. Jackson turns TV critic on "The Soaps" to blast the inanity of daytime television, and on "Logs and Thangs" offers up some well-worn yet sophisticated sexual innuendo. And, yes, there is music here as well. Jackson delivers fine examples of her Bobby Womack/Stax-inspired brand of soul on "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right," "Just When I Needed You Most," and "What Am I Waiting For," and prefigures hip-hop diva Mary J. Blige with her slightly hoarse yet honeyed vocal delivery on "I Still Love You (You Still Love Me)" -- replete with some fine breakbeats. Womack gets his due as Jackson's medley of Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and Womack's own "Put Something Down on It" reveals the Brit's debt to the great soul writer/producer. Aside from a few forgettable moments like a classical music parody and some weak disco, Live and Uncensored is a strong document of Millie Jackson in her element. [This two-disc CD reissue of Live and Uncensored includes Jackson's 1982 follow-up album, Live and Outrageous, as a bonus.]

Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/1994
Label:
Westbound Uk
UPC:
0029667373821
catalogNumber:
38

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Performance Credits

Millie Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Yvonne Hodges   Background Vocals
George Morland   Drums
Jerry Shook   Guitar
McNeal Anderson   Trumpet
Brevard   Trombone
Harold Small   Keyboards
Charles Johnson   Rhythm

Technical Credits

Millie Jackson   Producer
Dave Boyer   Remixing
Jack Crymes   Engineer
Brad Shapiro   Producer
Jerry Shook   Contributor
Ernie Winfrey   Engineer
Johnny Rosen   Engineer
Peter Vargo   Engineer
Mervin Louque   Engineer
Rick Sanchez   Engineer

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