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- 01. If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right
02. The Rap
03. If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right (Reprise)
04. All I Want Is A Fighting Chance
05. I'm Tired Of Hiding
06. It's All Over But The Shouting
07. It's Easy Going
08. I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You
09. Summer (The First Time)
Caught Up[engl] Millie Jackson’s love triangle masterpiece back on vinyl. The return to LP format restores the framework of Millie Jackson’s thematic musical saga: her perception of the affair with Mr Jody is related on Side One, while Mrs Jody’s experience is related on Side Two. Millie draws a crooked line back to the mythic, habitual ladies’ man “Jody”, as outlined in 1920s and 30s blues recordings such as ‘Joe The Grinder’ and ‘Joe Grind’. During the 1970s the inveterate lover man returned in Johnnie Taylor’s ‘Jody’s Got Your Girl And Gone’, Bobby Newsome’s ‘Jody Come Back And Get Your Shoes’ and other songs but the character was not referenced for the entire duration of an album until Millie’s “Caught Up”. Millie Jackson had already enjoyed considerable success, with three exceptional albums and eight R&B Top 30 singles for Spring Records, before her move from New York to Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Alabama to record with the pre-eminent Muscle Shoals Swampers rhythm section and producer Brad Shapiro. The result was an instant soul masterpiece. The suite of compositions that comprise “Caught Up” unfolds with Millie’s epic interpretation of Luther Ingram’s 1972 hit ‘If Loving You Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right’. Her thrilling rendition is presented in two parts, with the dynamic, six-minute ‘The Rap’ in between, outlining, in no uncertain terms, her positive and negative observations on conducting an affair with a married man. During her own funky composition ‘All I Want Is A Fighting Chance’ she confronts Mrs Jody in the street and admits to having an affair with her husband. Side One closes with Millie in more reflective mood, apologising to Mr Jody for her outburst but confessing, in the words of Phillip Mitchell’s stunning song, ‘I’m Tired Of Hiding’. Side Two opens with Mrs Jody informing her spouse ‘It’s All Over But The Shouting’ – another fine, driving Millie Jackson composition. The Phillip Mitchell-penned ballad ‘It’s Easy Going’ marks an attempt at reconciliation before an incredible cover of Bobby Womack’s ‘I’m Through Trying To Prove My Love To You’ admits defeat. The album closes with Mrs Jody wistfully recalling her first encounter with her husband, in Millie’s remarkable transformation of Bobby Goldsboro’s 1973 smash ‘Summer (The First Time)’. You can now listen again to this landmark concept album as Millie Jackson intended – on vinyl.
- EAN 029667007412
- 01. Loving Arms
02. Making The Best Of A Bad Situation
03. The Memory Of A Wife
04. Tell Her It's Over
05. Do What Makes You Satisfied
06. You Can't Stand The Thought
08. I Still Love You (You Still Love Me)
Still Caught Up[engl] The sequel to Millie’s love triangle masterpiece “Caught Up”, now back on vinyl. Just weeks after the release of “Caught Up”, her best-selling concept album of 1974, soul diva Millie Jackson reconvened at Muscle Shoals Sound in Alabama with producer Brad Shapiro and the Swampers, the studio’s superlative rhythm section, to begin recording the sequel. Completed on 6 June 1975 and released on the Spring label not long after, “Still Caught Up” was somewhat overshadowed by the continuing success of “Caught Up”, but with hindsight it stands equal with that album. Side One opens from the standpoint of nightclub singer Mrs Jody, the abandoned wife, who dedicates her passionate performance of Tom Jans’ ‘Loving Arms’ to her wayward husband on their wedding anniversary. Mr Jody, an incorrigible womaniser, is in the audience and comes backstage, eager to rekindle their relationship. Mrs Jody reacts with glorious renditions of British songwriters Richard Kerr and Gary Osborne’s ‘Making The Best Of A Bad Situation’ and Millie Jackson’s own scathing ‘The Memory Of A Wife’. As the side closes, she relents and forgives him with the smouldering ‘Tell Her It’s Over’. Side Two is presented from the viewpoint of Mr Jody’s abandoned girlfriend. In ‘Do What Makes You Satisfied’ she bids Mr Jody farewell but predicts that he’ll be back before long because, in the words of songwriter Phillip Mitchell, ‘You Can’t Stand The Thought (Of Another Man Loving Me)’. Mrs Jody then returns to bring her husband home, to which the defiant girlfriend declares that she doesn’t care, as Mr Jody is just her ‘Leftovers’. The suite of songs closes as it began, with a cover of a country song – Mac Davis’ ballad ‘I Still Love You (You Still Love Me)’. In Jackson’s dramatic reading of the song, the girlfriend has become unhinged and is about to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Listen once more to the magnificent “Still Caught Up”, as Millie Jackson originally intended – as a vinyl album.
- EAN 0029667007313