Millie Jackson

Genres: Disco Funk R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul funk female vocalists rhythm and blues rnb Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

15 July 1944, Thompson, Georgia, USA. A former model, Millie Jackson’s controversial singing career began professionally in 1964 at a club in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. Her first recordings followed in 1970; over the next three years she made several excellent, if traditional, soul singles, which included two US R&B Top 10 entries, with ‘Ask Me What You Want’ and ‘My Man, A Sweet Man’. ‘Hurts So Good’, a song from a pseudo-feminist ‘blaxploitation’ movie, Cleopatra Jones, was Jackson’s biggest hit to date, reaching US number 24, but her subsequent direction was more fully shaped in 1974 with the release of Caught Up. With backing from the Muscle Shoals rhythm section, the tracks included a fiery interpretation of ‘(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right’. The accompaniment intensified the sexual element in her work as Millie embraced either the pose of adulteress or of wronged wife. A...

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