E.S.P. (Extra Sexual Persuasion)

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E.S.P. (Extra Sexual Persuasion)
ESP Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Millie Jackson
Released 1983
Recorded 1982-1983
Studio Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Genre R&B, Dance
Label Spring
Producer Brad Shapiro, Millie Jackson
Millie Jackson chronology
Millie Jackson: "Live and Outrageous" (Rated XXX)
(1982)
E.S.P. (Extra Sexual Persuasion)
(1983)
An Imitation of Love
(1986)

E.S.P. (Extra Sexual Persuasion) is a Millie Jackson album released in 1983. In addition to her signature soul music songs, it also includes somewhat more Hi-NRG and Funk dance song production popular at the time such as "This Girl Could Be Dangerous", "Sexercise" and the title track.

Critical reception[edit]

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau gave the album a "B-" and wrote that, despite her mannerisms and persuasive parodies of sexercise, Jackson lacks the redeeming slow songs of her past work, and both "Slow Tongue" and the title track sound contrived.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "E.S.P." (Deborah Allen, Steve Diamond, Rafe Van Hoy) – 3:58
  2. "Too Easy Being Easy" (Barry Beckett, Millie Jackson, Brad Shapiro) – 7:00
  3. "This Girl Could Be Dangerous" (Wood Newton, Michael Noble) – 3:01
  4. I Feel Like Walkin' In The Rain" (A.C. Graham, Wayne Perkins) – 3:58
  5. "Sexercise (Pt.1)" (B. Fischel, Vicky Germaise, Millie Jackson, Randy Klein) – 3:00
  6. "Sexercise (Pt. 2)" (Fischel, Vicky Germaise, Millie Jackson, Randy Klein) – 2:41
  7. "You're Working Me" (David B. Lindsey) – 4:07
  8. "Slow Tongue" (B. Fischel, Vicky Germaise, Randy Klein) – 4:58
  9. "Why Me" (Millie Jackson, Wayne Perkins, Brad Shapiro) – 3:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Pete Green – assistant engineer, mixing
  • David Hood – bass
  • Millie Jackson – vocals, producer
  • Jimmy Johnson – engineer
  • Carl Marsh – keyboards
  • Steve Nathan – keyboards
  • Wayne Perkins – guitar
  • Donna McElroy, Michael Mishaw, Vicky Hampton - background vocals
  • Ben Cauley, Charles Rose, Harrison Callaway, Jr., Harvey Thompson - horns
  • Chris Popham – design
  • Brad Shapiro – producer
  • Regor Snikwah (actually Roger Hawkins)[citation needed] - drum programming
  • Chuck Stewart – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 12, 1984). "Christgau's Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 

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