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Millie Jackson, Bobby Bland: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA

Don Waller, Los Angeles Times, 6 July 1982

THE WAY Millie Jackson carries on in concert would make Bette Midler blush. Jackson, who sprang to prominence in the early '70s with a batch of topical tunes and ribald raps that reflected an emerging blacks feminism, knows that any victories on the sexual battlefield must be fought and won in the bedroom. What makes Jackson so funny — and therefore such an effective communicator — is a wit that's as self-deprecating as it is scatological.

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