Millie Jackson

It's Over

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Fans of Millie Jackson's sassy raps, deep soul singing, and other-woman songs will kick this to the curb so hard they'll scuff their shoes. Not a bad effort, it just isn't R&B or urban, but Country with a capital C. A production by Betty Wright ("Lies That We Live," a haunting, uptown floater) is the sole exception. Bright spots are Wright's tune "You Ain't Killing Me the Way I Want to Die," an upbeat stomper with biting lyrics, "Breaking Up Somebody's Home," an upbeat grinder, and the album's best ballad, "I Don't Want to Be Your Friend." A strong backing vocal trio consisting of two-thirds of Ray, Goodman & Brown -- Al Goodman and Billy Brown -- and Keisha Jackson (Millie's daughter) is indistinguishable on this plodding set.

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