“Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5” era (1969-1970)


Recording sessions : May – August 1969

Studios : Motown studios, Los Angeles.

Label : Motown

Release date : December 12, 1969

Peak on Billboard 200 : 5

Original track listing

All songs produced by Bobby Taylor except for “Nobody” and “I Want You Back”, produced by the Corporation.

1. “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” (recorded May 1969) Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel Michael Jackson, Tito Jackson 3:18
2. “Nobody” (recorded August 1969) The Corporation Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson 2:54
3. “I Want You Back” (recorded August 1969) The Corporation Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson 3:04
4. “Can You Remember” (recorded July 10 & 15, 1969) Thom Bell, William Hart Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson 3:10
5. “Standing in the Shadows of Love” (recorded June 1969) Holland-Dozier-Holland Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson 4:06
6. “You’ve Changed” (recorded July 19 & 29, 1969) Jesse Reese Michael Jackson 3:16
7. “My Cherie Amour” (recorded July 1969) Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy, Hank Cosby Jermaine Jackson 3:44
8. “Who’s Lovin’ You” (recorded July 19, 24 & 29, 1969) Smokey Robinson Michael Jackson 4:06
9. “Chained” (recorded August 1969) Frank Wilson Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson 2:54
10. “(I Know) I’m Losing You” (recorded July 1969) Cornelius Grant, Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland Jermaine Jackson 2:16
11. “Stand!” (recorded May 17, 1969) Sylvester Stewart Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jermaine Jackson 2:30
12. “Born to Love You” (recorded June 1969) Ivy Jo Hunter, William “Mickey” Stevenson Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson 2:38

Demos/Alternate Versions

Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

Although “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” was originally considered for inclusion on the album and appears on the back of early pressings, it was replaced by “Born to Love You.” It was released in 1995 on the boxed set Soulsation!

“Listen I’ll Tell You How”
“Oh, I’ve Been Bless’d”
“To Sir, with Love”
“I’m Your Sunny One”
“After You Leave Girl”
“You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”
“It’s Your Thing”
“Since I Lost My Baby”
“La-La (Means I Love You)”

Others songs from this era

Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

Singles and charts

1st single : “I Want You Back” (released on October 7, 1969)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 1

TV performances

The Jackson 5 First US Tour 1970

Previous Era : The « Steeltown » sessions (1967-1968)

Following era : « ABC » era (1970)

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