1976-1977 : Gamble & Huff era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Gamble & Huff era (1976-1977). Songs and poems written but never recorded, live performances, covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

Sources : My personal research, Wikipedia, Michael Jackson: For The Record by Chris Cadman & Craig Halstead, Twitter account of Damien Shields and the amazing archives of the MJCast.

Blues Away : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Different Kind Of Lady : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Disco Kids : Written by James Whitney. Recorded by MJ between 1976 and 1979. Remains unreleased.

Do What You Wanna : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Dreamer : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Enjoy Yourself : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Even Though You’re Gone : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Find Me A Girl : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Goin’ Places : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Goin’ To Rio : Written in 1976 by MJ and Carole Bayer Sager. Failed to make the Off the Wall album. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Good Times : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Holiday Inn : Written in 1976. Song registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1984. Remains unreleased.

Iowa : Written by Michael Jackson circa 1977. Classical piece confirmed by sister Janet Jackson in a 1993 magazine interview. Song registered with the United States Copyright Office. Remains unreleased.

Jump For Joy : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Keep On Dancing : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Kentucky : Written by MJ in the mid-1970s. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Living Together : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Man Of War : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Ode to Sorrow : Written by Michael Jackson in 1977. Song registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1984. Remains unreleased.

People Got To Be Free : Demo recorded with The Jacksons and Bobby Taylor at the Hayvenhurst home studio in 1975-1976. Remains unreleased.

Piece Of The Pie : Demo recorded with The Jacksons and Bobby Taylor at the Hayvenhurst home studio in 1975-1976. Remains unreleased.

Rock In A Hard Place : Demo recorded with The Jacksons and Bobby Taylor at the Hayvenhurst home studio in 1975-1976. Remains unreleased.

Show You The Way To Go : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Strenght Of One Man : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Style Of Life : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Sweet Music : Written by James Whitney. Recorded in 1976-1979. Remains unreleased.

Thank You For Life : Written circa 1976. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1984. Remains unreleased.

Think Happy : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

We’re All Alone : Demo recorded with The Jacksons & Bobby Taylor at the Hayvenhutst home studio in 1976. Remains unreleased.

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