J. J. Jackson's Dilemma

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J.J. Jackson's Dilemma (Perception Records cover)
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Studio album by J.J. Jackson
Released 1970
Genre Soul-Jazz
Label Perception Records – PLP 3
RCA Victor – SF 8093
Producer Lew Futterman
J.J. Jackson chronology
The Greatest Little Soul Band in the Land
(1969)The Greatest Little Soul Band in the Land1969
J.J. Jackson's Dilemma
...and proud of it!
(1970)...and proud of it!1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

J.J. Jackson's Dilemma is the fourth album and second UK-recorded album by J.J. Jackson.

History and Critical Reaction[edit]

J.J. Jackson's Dilemma was recorded in London in 1970, and featured many of the same musicians who had performed with Jackson on his 1969 album, The Greatest Little Soul Band in the Land. A particular addition to the band was saxophonist Dick Parry, who would later achieve notability as the saxophonist on some of the most well-known songs by Pink Floyd, such as "Money".

Released on RCA Victor in UK[2] and on Perception Records in the US,[3] the album had two different covers and slightly different track listings. The single release from the album, released in England and Spain, was "Bow Down To The Dollar", with "Indian Thing" as the B-side.[4] The album is notable as including a song co-written by Jackson and his longtime producer, Lew Futterman, "Go Find Yourself a Woman".

In 2016, the album was re-released on CD by Stoned Circle Records,[5] at which time it was described as being "among Jackson's most interesting work and a highlight of the British underground jazz-rock scene. ...a pure gem of late-'60s fusion. Laden with the essential period quota of fuzz guitar, Hammond organ, and wah-wah effects...".[5] Another viewed the album as "an impressive mix of soulful-funky-jazz-rock that totally works in the way that they just don't make 'em anymore."[6]

Track listings[edit]

Perception Records version[edit]

  1. "Indian Thing" (Jackson, Steele, Grigson) (6:28)
  2. "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" (Robert Lamm) (2:58)
  3. "Let the Sunshine In" (Rado, Ragni & MacDermot) (8:40)
  4. "Help Me to Get My Grits" (Jackson, Parson) (4:24)
  5. "Who Knows" (Jackson) (8:05)
  6. "Go Find Yourself a Woman" (Jackson, Futterman) (5:56)
  7. "No Sad Songs" (Carter)[7](4:29)

RCA Victor version[edit]

  1. "Indian Thing"
  2. "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is"
  3. "Help Me Get My Grits"
  4. "Let the Sunshine In"
  5. "Bow Down to the Dollar" (Weiss)
  6. "Who Knows"



  1. ^ J. J. Jackson's Dilemma at AllMusic
  2. ^ J.J. Jackson's Dilemma – J.J. Jackson's Dilemma (RCA Victor) Discogs. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  3. ^ J.J. Jackson – J.J. Jackson's Dilemma (Perception Records) Discogs. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  4. ^ Particulars of "Bow Down To The Dollar"/"Indian Thing"; Discogs. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b Particulars of re-release of J.J. Jackson's Dilemma; Forced Exposure. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  6. ^ Comments of Newarkpsych, February 15, 2017; rateyourmusic. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  7. ^ By songwriter Darryl Carter, who wrote for Stax Records artists, among others. "No Sad Songs" was originally recorded by Joe Simon in 1968. It was also included on the 1968 Paul Revere & the Raiders album, Goin' to Memphis.