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Millie Jackson: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Richard Williams, The Times, 1 February 1978

ONE IS SO accustomed to the sexual boastfulness of male rock and soul singers that it comes as an instructive change to witness the same pose enacted by a woman. Utterly eschewing the submissiveness of a Diana Ross or the downtrodden despair of an Aretha Franklin, Millie Jackson is possibly the first since Ma Rainey and the early classic blues singers to present herself as a rapacious sexual conqueror.

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