Lost Treasures: Millie Jackson – Medley: “A Little Taste of Outside Love/Cheatin’ Is”

Our Lost Tres

Our Lost Treasure this week is a special DJ promo mix from Millie Jackson, released to R&B radio & club DJ’s in 1978.  It is a medley of two different B-sides on Spring Records released that year.  “A Little Taste of Outside Love/Cheatin’ Is”were mixed by the label intended for discos during the era when 12″ singles began to appear.  Millie Jackson won a talent contest in Harlem in 1964 but didn’t begin her recording career until 1970. Initial failure on MGM Records led Millie to a long association with the Spring label & she charted numerous times in the 1970’s on R&B radio.  However, as the popularity of disco increased in the mid-70’s the artist really hit her stride with provocative songs that at times were ‘X-rated’ in content & language.  Some of her album covers also crossed into that territory. One of her biggest hits, released in 1977, was an R&B cover of Merle Haggard’s country hit “If You’re Not Back In Love By Monday”.  In 1979, she recorded a duet album with Issac Hayes.  In the late 1990’s Millie started her own record label – Weird Wreckuds, which has been releasing compilations & much of her album output on Spring Records, in addition to some remixes of  mid-70’s singles.  Beginning in 1999, she landed her own on-air DJ gig at Dallas/Ft Worth R&B station 730 KKDA hosting the show from her home studio in Atlanta.  She did afternoon drive on the station 3-6pm until early 2012. In 2015, she was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame.  Millie Jackson, now age 75, is still performing live shows, mostly throughout the south. Enjoy this Valentine’s Day treat & have a great weekend from your friends at Puget Sound Media!

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

3 thoughts on “Lost Treasures: Millie Jackson – Medley: “A Little Taste of Outside Love/Cheatin’ Is”

  1. I met Miss Jackson while stationed at Bitburg AFB Germany in 1983. What a special lady she is. Miss Jackson invited me and my friends to speak with her at Spangdahlem AFB Germany after we followed her from her concert at Bitburg. We were only 17 and newbies, so far from home. I will never forget her inviting us into her dressing room for an hour and letting us ask her questions about what was happening on All My Children and etc
    What a humble lady and hero she is to all of us military. She is what America stands for and we, the military love Miss Jackson. Thank you for making me smile ma’am. I will never forget your kindness.

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