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About Mike Jackson

Keyboardist and bandleader Mike Jackson proved with his memorable 1994 Revenge of Mister Mopoji that he was no typical background session man from the smooth soul days of the O'Jays. Jackson has continued to relate to newer scenes in soul right into the hip-hop era, inviting comparisons with another keyboardist with which he shares a surname, Brian Jackson.

The pianist who led his own Mike Jackson and the Soul Providers should not, on the other hand that strokes the keyboard, be confused with an earlier Mike Jackson from the classic blues days who likewise worked steadily on recording sessions as a piano accompanist as well as leading his own groups. ~ Eugene Chadbourne