Freddie Jackson

Live in Concert

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A live album gave James Brown's career a big kick in 1962 and this live set might rejuvenate New Yorker Freddie Jackson's ailing career. Not! While Jackson wastes no time singing the hits of others, the bane of many live urban recordings and concerts, the 11 tracks stretch far beyond their original parameters: four are longer than eight minutes, and two run more than nine (yawn). Fleshed-out tunes are not for everybody; most people like to hear recordings close to what they heard on the radio. If this is you, this showcase of Jackson's singing and speaking ability will leave you cold.

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