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Millie Jackson: Get It Out'cha System [Spring, 1978]
As a convinced monogamist, I've always approved of Millie's no-shit shtick--there's a lot more commitment to love and marriage in her acerbic skepticism-going-on-cynicism than in the old escapist fantasies or the new therapeutic bromides. Still, shtick does wear out, so I'm happy to report that "Why Say You're Sorry" is her sharpest lyric in years and "Logs and Thangs" her funkiest monologue. Also, the title tune has a line about bosses that should raise class consciousness a notch. B+