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Millie Jackson & Isaac Hayes

  • Royal Rappin's [Polydor, 1979] B+

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Royal Rappin's [Polydor, 1979]
The title is misleading--this meeting of the bullshitters is more groove than rap. Not that it's devoid of spoken vamps or pointed byplay--the joyful havoc they wreak on "Do You Wanna Make Love" transforms it from pap to aphrodisiac. But mostly it gives Millie a chance to get out of her bag and really sing, with Isaac playing the likable foil and the Muscle Shoals boys making it sexy. B+