This day (July 15, 1944 ), in Thomson, Georgia, is born Millie Jackson, an American R&B/soul singer.
Wikipedia : This day (July 15, 1944 ), in Thomson, Georgia, is born Millie Jackson, an American R&B/soul singer.
Millie Jackson : In spite of being stamped bawdy, brash and bad, Millie is the epitome of performance perfection on stage. She has no peer in this department!!! Several years ago, she added a new dimension to her established legendary career by creating, financing, directing and starring in a ‘hit’ musical stage play that was based on one of her previous recordings, “Young Man, Older Woman”.
@allmusic : Hilariously racy monologues were a hallmark of her concerts, as the title of Live and Uncensored implies. Beyond the foul-mouthed hijinks on this 1979 release, though, Jackson created witty narratives that covered everything from sexual foibles to soap operas, and in the process dressed down both sexes…
@last.fm : She is a former Grammy Award nominee for If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don’t Want to Be Right) from the album Caught Up. On that album, the follow-up Still Caught Up, and others, she was backed by the renowned Muscle Shoals rhythm section. Her voice is frequently compared to Gladys Knight’s.