lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2009

Millie Jackson: Soul for the Dancefloor (1969-1982)

Millie Jackson spares no blushes – she tells it like it is. After she came to international prominence with her first Spring release, 'A Child of God', Millie created an impressive repertoire of Grade-A, no bull, soul music in her own straight-talking and earthy style. She is renowned and revered for her ballads and concept albums revolving around sex wars and infidelity, so this release is a bold move. The set re-visits the best dance tracks from her impressive 16 album Spring catalogue and cut straight to the chase with the aptly titled Soul For The Dancefloor. It winds up being, quite possibly, the finest ‘true soul’ femme vocal, dance album, of all time. 22 solid dancefloor delights, but strictly not Disco fodder. The songwriting talents of George Jackson, Bobby Womack, Phillip Mitchell, Ashford and Simpson etc, see to it that even the most hairy-chested soul fan is completely satisfied. Northern Soul fans should be delighted with Millie's first ever 45, the stomping 'My Heart Took a Licking (But It Kept on Ticking)', whose mere title is enough to conjure up adrenalin filled dance floors. They will also be pleased to discover several others that meet the criteria of Motownesque. Tracks such as 'Close My Eyes and I Miss You Baby' will win many more fans for the fraternity. Those with a lust for the Modern or Deeper side will be overjoyed to find album tracks like 'Somethin’ ‘Bout Cha', 'You Can’t Turn Me Off (In the Middle of Turning Me On)' and 'You Can't Stand the Thought of Another Man Loving Me'. The 21st century soul DJ will find this compilation indispensable as the raps and segues of the original concept LPs have been edited where appropriate, for instant punch. The debut issue of the US 45 mix of 'If That Don’t Turn You On', making its first appearance here, opens the whole package. When this comp puts such gems as 'Breakaway', 'Love Doctor' and 'Don’t Send Nobody Else' into context, true soul music lovers won't be able to resist picking the original vinyl up for a song. Millie has shown herself capable of matching most male singers in all sorts of ways, over the years. Here she takes on Little Milton with her reading of 'We’re Gonna Make It' and then fellow Chicagoan, Darrow Fletcher and his 'Rising Cost of Love'; and gives a stunning performance every time. Her duet with Prince Phillip Mitchell on 'Fancy' is an unexpected bonus and yet again, all shades of soul fans can unite in their acclaim for 'House for Sale'; just as they will do for this exquisite compilation. Thanks, Martin, for this!! http://www.acerecords.co.uk/
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Millie Jackson performing 'My Man Is a Sweet Man', a rare if not the only instance where she actually praises a man! Original Live Footage From Soul Train:
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9 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

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pedro dijo...

this is a great one nosi now i do have few of her lps on spring and polydor same thing double live with the long version of f**k you on it it,s amazing how many ladys love that track but she could do the dance tracks as well duo with isaac hayes the list goes on one of my favs thanks

troods dijo...

Thank you so much Nosi!!! Sassy Millie can always get my dance engine going!

trakbuv dijo...

Those concept LPs throughout the 70s worked so well switching grooves with her inimitable rap seguing tracks. Its such a shame she had to sell out to the crude histrionics that spoiled her later work. Up until then she was very careful about the tracks she included and always worked the commercial with the deep Southern thang so well. I'll be very interested to see what they selected and left out. Many thanks, Nosi.

Mystic Melvin dijo...

Many thanks for this. I have a lot of the tracks on various albums and singles but it's great to have them on a compilation.

scottdavida dijo...

Just thought I'd let you know that one of your wishlist is posted on
http://outofprintalbums.blogspot.com/

Linda Lewis Say No More .....

hope you keep up the hard work.... you really produce the goods, day after day

Thanks,

David

Nosi dijo...

Thanks for the info, scottdavida!!

hooch dijo...

Thanks Nosi!

nigeyb dijo...

Just discovered your blog and I want to say thank you. You've inspired me to buy this wonderful album. I've even just written a review on the Amazon UK page too. What a wonderful album. What a wonderful blog. Full of great music and interesting commentary. Thanks.