“Destiny” sessions (1978)


Recording sessions : 1978

ARRANGERS Tom Tom 84; Claire Fisher; Greg Phillinganes; Jerry Hey.
RECORDING LOCATION Recorded at Cherokee Recording Studios, Total Experience, Helders/Flimways, Record Plant and Dawnbreakers, Los Angeles, California.

Label : Epic CBS Records

Release date : December 17, 1978

Peak on Billboard 200 : 11

Original track listing from the album

Blame It on the Boogie
Push Me Away
Things I Do for You
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
Bless His Soul
All Night Dancin
That’s What You Get (For Being Polite)

Demos/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

Shake A Body (demo version of Shake Your Body) : Recorded in 1978 & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set)

Others songs from this era

Be A Pepper : In December 1978, The Jacksons sign a contract with Dr Pepper. They record “Be A Pepper”, a one minute version of “Blame It On The Boogie” with lyrics about the Dr Pepper drink. The song is used for radio and TV commercials in 1979 and eventually released on 1995 (25 Years of Dr Pepper Music).

Previous era : « The Wiz » era (1977-1978)

Next era : « Off The Wall » era (1978-1979)

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