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Format: CD
Sku: 60121965
UPC: 029667378628
UPC 14: 00029667378628
Release Date: 9/16/1997
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. I Had To Say It ~ Millie Jackson
2. Loving Arms '81 ~ Millie Jackson
3. Medley: Rap '81/Stranger/The Rap '81 (Reprise): The Rap' 81 / Stranger / The Rap' 81 (Reprise) ~ Millie Jackson
4. I Ain't No Glory Story ~ Millie Jackson
5. It's Gonna Take Some Time This Time ~ Millie Jackson
6. Fancy This ~ Millie Jackson
7. Ladies First ~ Millie Jackson
8. Somebody's Love Died Here Last Night ~ Millie Jackson
9. You Owe Me That Much ~ Millie Jackson
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Millie Jackson (vocals); Donna McElroy, Vicki Hampton, Yvonne Hodges, Lea Jane Berinati (background vocals).
Muze PNote Photographer: Ron Slenzak.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: Clayton Ivey; Jimmy Johnson ; David Hood; Harrison Calloway; Mike Shannon ; Mickey Buckins; Randy McCormick; Roger Hawkins; Wayne Perkins; Ben Cauley; Charles Rose; Harvey Thompson; Ronnie Eades.
Muze PNote Over the years, Millie Jackson has often been compared to Etta James and Denise LaSalle -- and both are valid comparisons. Another frequent comparison is Gladys Knight, who was a major influence on Jackson. But while Knight and Jackson have a similar vocal texture, you would never hear Knight delivering the type of sexually explicit monologues that Jackson became known for in the 1970s. Knight would never be as in your face as Jackson, whose wild sense of humor serves her well on I Had to Say It. This 1980 LP gets off to a hilarious and irreverent start with the title song, a rap number that finds Jackson attacking everyone from welfare queens to black men who refuse to date black women. Influenced by early rappers like the Sugarhill Gang and the Sequence, "I Had to Say It" sounds quite dated today but was bold for 1980 -- back then, most R&B singers were afraid to tackle hip-hop. However, the title song isn't representative of the album on the whole; soul singing is Jackson's primary focus, and the vocalist is in good form on gritty soul offerings like "Somebody's Love Died Here Last Night," "Fancy This," and a remake of the Dobie Gray hit "Lovin' Arms." Jackson gets into more of a disco/pop groove on "Ladies First," but this is a soul album first and foremost. Although I Had to Say It isn't among Jackson's essential releases, it's a solid, respectable outing that her hardcore fans will appreciate. ~ Alex Henderson

Producer: Millie Jackson; Brad Shapiro

Engineer: Ernie Winfrey; George Marino; Mary Beth McLemore; Steve Melton

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Smooth Soul

Associated Artists and Works

Hayes, Isaac
John, Elton
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/01/1993
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1980
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CDSEWM 086
Music Label Name Label : SouthBound (UK)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00029667378628

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