“Got To Be There” era (1971-1972)

Got To Be There

1/Original track listing from the album released on Januaey 24, 1972 (recorded June-November 1971)

1. “Ain’t No Sunshine” (recorded July – November 1971) Bill Withers 4:09
2. “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (recorded July – November 1971)
Arthur “T-Boy” RossLeon Ware
3. “Girl Don’t Take Your Love from Me” (recorded July – November 1971) Willie Hutch 3:46
4. “In Our Small Way” (recorded July – November 1971)
Beatrice VerdiChristine Yarian
5. “Got to Be There” (recorded June 1971) Elliot Willensky 3:23
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. “Rockin’ Robin” (recorded July – November 1971) Jimmie Thomas 2:30
7. “Wings of My Love” (recorded July – November 1971) The Corporation 3:32
8. “Maria (You Were the Only One)” (recorded June – July 1971)
Lawrence BrownLinda GloverGeorge GordyAllen Story
9. “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” (recorded July – November 1971) Holland-Dozier-Holland 2:51
10. “You’ve Got a Friend” (recorded July – November 1971) Carole King

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

1st single : “Got To Be There” (released on October 7, 1971)

2nd single : “Rockin Robin” (released on February 17. 1972)

3rd single : “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (released on May 2, 1972)

4th single : “Ain’t No Sunshine” (released on July 3, 1972)

7/TV peformances

March 1, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Sugar Daddy, Got To Be There & Brand New Thing (with Randy) at the Hellzapoppin’ TV Special.

July 1, 1972 : Michael makes a solo appearance in a special American Bandstand show devoted to him. He performs Rockin Robin, Ben, I Wanna Be Where You Are and at the end he’s joined by the Jackson 5 to perform Lookin’ Through The Windows.


The Jackson 5 Third US Tour 1972


Previous era : « Maybe Tomorrow » era (1971)

Following era : « Lookin’ Through the Windows » era (1971-1972)

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