The “Steeltown” sessions (1967-1968)

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July 13, 1967 : The Jackson 5 make their first professionnal recording at the George & Ernie Leaner Studio for One-derful Records in Chicago. They record the song “I’m A Big Boy Now” but they do not sign any record deal. This recording session is found 42 years later in 2009 and released in 2014.

November 21, 1967 : Joe Jackson signs the first Jackson 5 contract with William Adams (aka Gordon Keith), president of Steeltown Records.

Late November/December 1967 : The J5 record a new version of “Big Boy” at the Sunny Sawyer Studio in Chicago. They also record ‘You’ve Changed’, ‘We Don’t Have To Be Over 21 (To Fall In Love)’, ‘Some Girls Want Me For Their Lover’).

January 31, 1968 : The Jackson 5 release their first single ever “Big Boy” which is premiered on a local radio station called WWCA.

 

Compilation of songs recorded during the 1967-1968 sessions and released over the years 

Michael Jackson Pre History (1995)

Let Me Carry Your Schoolbooks (2:55)
I Never Had A Girl (3:02)
Monologue (0:26)
Michael The Lover (2:17)
We Don’t Have To Be Over 21 (To Fall In Love) (2:21)
Big Boy (2:59)
You’ve Changed (2:38)
Jam Session (Part One) (2:39)
My Girl (2:27)
Jam Session (Part Two) (3:41)
Under The Boardwalk (3:36)
Soul Jerk (1:55)
Saturday Night At The Movies (1:51)
Tracks Of My Tears (2:28)

Beginning Years 1967-1968 (1997)

Monologue (0:31)
We Don’t Have to Be over 21 (To Fall in Love) (Nesbarry) – (2:17)
You’ve Changed Keith – (2:37)
Big Boy (Keith) – (3:00)
Michael the Lover (Keith) – (2:23)
Jam Session (Wilborn) – (3:45)
My Girl (Robinson, White) – (2:32)
Soul Jerk (Keith) – (2:03)
Under the Boardwalk (Resnick, Young) – (2:41)
Saturday Nite at the Movies (Mann, Weil) – (1:56)
The Tracks of My Tears (Moore, Robinson, Tarplin) – (2:33)
Lonely Heart (Keith) – (1:14)
Stormy Monday (Walker)

The Steel Town Sessions (1999)

Big Boy
You’ve Changed
We Don’t Have To Be Over 21
Michael The Lover
Stormy Monday
Saturday Night At The Movies
Tracks Of My Tears
Change Is Gonna Come
Lonely Heart
Jam Session
My Girl
Soul Jerk
Under The Boardwalk

Jackson 5 Boys & Girls: The Original Sessions (2008)

Big Boy (3:44)
You’ve Changed (3:20)
You Don’t Have to Be Over 21 to Fall in Love (3:30)
Michael the Lover (3:22)
Stormy Monday T-Bone Walker (4:02)
Saturday Night at the Movies (3:56)
The Tracks of My Tears (3:57)
A Change Is Gonna Come (3:39)
Lonely Heart (2:58)
Boys & Girls We Are the Jackson Five (4:04)
My Girl (3:33)
Soul Jerk (3:10)
Under the Boardwalk (3:48)

The Jackson 5 with Michael Jackson: The First Recordings (2009)

Big Boy
We Don’t Have To Be Over 21 (To Fall In Love)
You’ve Changed
Some Girls Want Me For A Lover (aka Michael The Lover)
My Girl
Under The Boardwalk
Saturday Night At The Movies
The Tracks Of My Tears
Soul Jerk
Monologue
Jam Session (Part One)
Jam Session (Part Two)

La Légende de La Pop (2009)

Big Boy – 02:58
The Tracks of my Tears – 02:26
Some girls want me for a Lover – 02:16
You’ve changed – 02:37
We don’t have to be over 21 – 02:20
Jam session (partie 1) – 03:38
Jam session (partie 2) – 03:40
Monologue – 00:25
My girl – 02:26
The Beginning Years 1968-1969 (2009)

Monologue (0:31)
We Don’t Have to Be over 21 (To Fall in Love) (Nesbarry) – (2:17)
You’ve Changed Keith – (2:37)
Big Boy (Keith) – (3:00)
Michael the Lover (Keith) – (2:23)
Jam Session (Wilborn) – (3:45)
My Girl (Robinson, White) – (2:32)
Soul Jerk (Keith) – (2:03)
Under the Boardwalk (Resnick, Young) – (2:41)
Saturday Nite at the Movies (Mann, Weil) – (1:56)
The Tracks of My Tears (Moore, Robinson, Tarplin) – (2:33)
Lonely Heart (Keith) – (1:14)
Stormy Monday (Walker)

Concerts in 1968/1969

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

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