They have been talking about that Jackson Lady for years...
yygsgsdrassil | Crossroads America | 02/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"....Millie Jackson, that is. The real deal diva of everyday ghetto drama. When you go to one of her concerts, put on your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride. She has been provoking all sorts of audiences for a long time. No one's complained about it, though. As far as I know, she keeps packing them in...Here is the so called original soundtrack to her play Young Man, Older Woman. Actually though it is a collection of the musical numbers done in studio. In my opinion it is one of Millie J's more fully developed concept album since leaving her longtime label Spring and winding up on Jive Records...hey! Ain't that where N Sync and R Kelly reside? Anyway, the best cuts here are the perfect Millie J vehicle "When Are Gonna Tell Your Woman About Me?", the triumphant "Taking My Life Back" and the deliciously naughty title track. On "When Are You..." an unusually willing to compromise Millie asks her fiance to tell the lady he's shacking with to give the 411 about Millie, but the guy won't leave cuz the Shacking Up Lady's got issues. Riiight. Do you think the Millie of yore would put up wid that nonsense? Do you think Millie in *this* product does? "For years I refused to date married men. This **** is worse", she says. Anyhoo, I took my copy of YMOW out for a ride the other day and find I still enjoy the heck of it. I shoulda played it during SB04 half time instead of watching that mess...."
Millie At Her Finest (and this is NOT the Soundtrack)
KRA | East End of LI | 07/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This STUDIO album is beyond a doubt Millie's finest album, with Caught Up and Still Caught Up a close second and third. Further this CD is NOT the soundtrack to Young Man, Older Women, that is a SEPERATE CD, that was released in the LATE-90's after she took the stage presentation on the road, and the soundtrack has a number of different songs.
Millie takes old-school R & B to an art-form on this release, and the tracks not to miss include; "Taking Your Life Back", "I'm Living With A Stranger" and the hauntingly beautiful "Is It Ever As You Dream", the title track talks about the forbidden fruit of a Young Man, much in the way that Mille talked years earlier about the forbidden fruit of a married man.
If you ever wondered if Millie could really sing (as opposed to talking up a blue-streak), you owe it to yourself to but this CD.
Millie is a one of a kind teasure, that more people need to treat themselves to."