“ABC” (1970)

ABC

Recording sessions : 1969-1970

Studios : Motown studios, Los Angeles.

Label : Motown

Release date : May 8, 1970

Peak on Billboard 200 : 4

Original track listing from the album

1. “The Love You Save” The Corporation 3:01
2. “One More Chance” The Corporation 2:59
3. “ABC” The Corporation 2:56
4. “2-4-6-8″ Gloria Jones, Pam Sawyer 2:55
5. “(Come ‘Round Here) I’m the One You Need” Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland 2:46
6. “Don’t Know Why I Love You” Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Paul Riser, Stevie Wonder 3:47
7. “Never Had a Dream Come True” Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby 2:58
8. “True Love Can Be Beautiful” Leonard Caston, Jr., Jeana Jackson, Bobby Taylor 3:24
9. “La-La (Means I Love You)” Thom Bell, William Hart 2:52
10. “I’ll Bet You” George Clinton, Sidney Barnes, Theresa Lindsey 2:26
11. “I Found That Girl” The Corporation 2:57
12. “The Young Folks” George Gordy, Allen Story 2:50

Demos/Alternate Versions/outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

Others songs from this era

Singles and short films

1st single : “ABC’ (released on February 24, 1970)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 1

2nd single : “The Love You Save” (released on May 13, 1970)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 1

Promotion (TV performances/Award Shows/magazine covers etc.)

February 21, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back, ABC and a medley of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/There Was A Time on American Bandstand hosted by Dick Clark.

May 10, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save on the Ed Sullivan Show.

June 10, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform The Love You Save & ABC on the Groovy Show TV program in Los Angeles.September 17, 1970 : The J5 perform The Love You SaveShortnin Bread, Let It be & I’ll Be There at the Jim Nabors Show.

September 17, 1970 : The J5 perform The Love You SaveShortnin Bread, Let It be & I’ll Be There at the Jim Nabors Show.

Concerts

The Jackson 5 on tour 1970-1976

Previous era : « Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 » (1969)

Following era : « Third Album » (1970)

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