Jackie Moore – 1975 – Make Me Feel Like A Woman

Recorded in Muscle Shoals Sound and Criteria studios and produced by Brad Shapiro for the T.K./Kayvette imprint, this is a wonderful set of sweet southern soul.

A really touching material and performance. An underrated album, I would say.

A1 At The Top Of The Hill 2:59
A2 Make Me Feel Like A Woman 3:15
A3 Heart Be Still 3:15
A4 Old Time Sake 3:28
A5 Puttin It Down To The Way I Feel 3:17
B1 Tired Of Hiding 2:52
B2 Hurtin Inside Out 2:39
B3 The Bridge That Lies Between Us 3:11
B4 Never Is Forever 2:58
B5 Singing Funky Music Turns Me On 2:19

By Richie Unterberger

One of the relatively few artists who emerged in the early ’70s to enjoy a run of success with a Southern soul-based sound, this Florida singer recorded her best material for Atlantic in Miami with noted session players like the Memphis Horns and the Dixie Flyers.

Putting her earthy pop-soul to ballads and mid-tempo material, much of it written and crafted by producer Dave Crawford, Moore had a half-dozen R&B hits for the label; the biggest, “Precious, Precious” (1970) and “Sweet Charlie Babe” (1973), were also small pop hits. In 1972 and 1973, she cut some tunes in Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound Studios with a slicker feel, with generally successful results.

There was nothing especially earth-shaking about Moore’s style or material, but it was solid stuff with a grittier feel than much of the soul music in vogue at the time. After leaving Atlantic, she had one more sizable R&B hit, “Make Me Feel Like a Woman” (1975).