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“Maybe Tomorrow” era (1971)

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1/Original track listing from the album released on April 12, 1971 (recorded June 1970-February 1971)

“Maybe Tomorrow” (The Corporation) – 4:41
“She’s Good” (The Corporation) – 2:59
“Never Can Say Goodbye” (Clifton Davis) – 2:57
“The Wall” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Pam Sawyer) – 3:03
“Petals” (The Corporation) – 2:34
“Sixteen Candles” (Luther Dixon, Allyson R. Khent) – 2:45
“(We’ve Got) Blue Skies” (Thomas Bee, Chris Clark, Fuller Gordy, Patrick Stephenson, Delores Wilkinson) – 3:21
“My Little Baby” (The Corporation) – 2:58
“It’s Great to Be Here” (The Corporation) – 2:59
“Honey Chile” (originally performed by Martha Reeves & the Vandellas) (Richard Morris, Sylvia Moy) – 2:45
“I Will Find a Way” (The Corporation) – 2:57


Re-release

In 2001, Motown Records remastered all Jackson 5 albums in a “Two Classic Albums/One CD” series (much like they did in the late 1980s). This album was paired up with Third Album. The bonus tracks were “Sugar Daddy”, the only new track on their 1971 greatest hits set, and “I’m So Happy”, the B-side of that single.

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 : “Never Can Say Goodbye” (released on March 16, 1971)

2nd single : “Maybe Tomorrow (released in June 1971)

7/TV peformances

March 29, 1971 : The Jackson 5 are guests on The Stephanie Edwards Show where they chat and listen to their new single Never Can Say Goodbye.

April 18, 1971 : The Jackson 5 appear with Diana Ross on her first solo TV Special. They perform Mama’s Pearl/Walk On/The Love You Save, ), I’ll Be There and Feelin’ Alright (with Diana) , It Was a Very Good Year (Spoof by Michael) a skit with Bill Cosby.

September 16 : “Goin’ Back To Indiana”, the Jackson 5 first TV Special is aired on ABC. The special includes the group performing their hits, acting in skits with guest Bill Cosby and the Smothers Brothers and footage of the celebration filmed in their hometown of Gary back in January.

November 4, 1971 : The Jackson 5 perform a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You SaveNever Can Say Goodbye + a skit on the Flip Wilson Show.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Second US Tour 1971

 

Previous era : « Jackson 5 Christmas Album » (1970)

Following era : « Got To Be There » era (1971-1972)

“Jackson 5 Christmas Album” (1970)

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1/Original track listing from the album released on October 15, 1970 (recorded in 1970)

1. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin 5:19
2. “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie 2:24
3. “The Christmas Song” Robert Wells, Mel Tormé 2:45
4. “Up on the House Top” Benjamin Hanby; arranged and adapted by the Corporation 3:16
5. “Frosty the Snowman” Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins 2:39
6. “The Little Drummer Boy” K.K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone 3:15
7. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Johnny Marks 2:32
8. “Christmas Won’t Be the Same This Year” Pam Sawyer, LaVerne Ware 2:31
9. “Give Love on Christmas Day” Berry Gordy, Jr., Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards 2:44
10. “Someday at Christmas” Ron Miller, Bryan Wells 2:44
11. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Tommie Connor 3:01
2003 remaster

12. “Little Christmas Tree” Art Wayne, Artie Wayne 3:37


2009 Ultimate Christmas Collection bonus tracks


12. “Season’s Greetings from Michael Jackson”
0:09
13. “Little Christmas Tree”
Art Wayne, Artie Wayne 3:37
14. “Season’s Greetings from Tito Jackson”
0:06
15. “Up On the Housetop (DJ Spinna Re-Edit)” Traditional
5:00
16. “Season’s Greetings from Jackie Jackson”
0:07
17. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Stripped Mix)”
Johnny Marks 3:04
18. “Season’s Greetings from Jermaine Jackson”
0:07
19. “Someday At Christmas (Stripped Mix)”
Ron Miller, Bryan Wells 2:44
20. “Give Love On Christmas Day (Group A Cappella Version)”
Berry Gordy, Jr., Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards 3:37
21. “J5 Christmas Medley”
3:51

 

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 : “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (released in November 1970)

7/TV peformances

No TV performances

8/Concerts

No concerts

Previous era : « Third Album » era (1970-1971)

Following era : « Maybe Tomorrow » era (1971)

“Third Album” era (1970-1971)

Third

1/Original track listing from the album released on September 8, 1970 (recorded April-July 1970)

“I’ll Be There” (Berry Gordy, Jr., Bob West, Hal Davis, Willie Hutch) – 3:59
“Ready or Not (Here I Come)” (Thom Bell, William Hart; originally performed by The Delfonics) – 2:34
“Oh How Happy” (Edwin Starr aka Charles Hatcher; originally performed by the Shades of Blue) – 2:16
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Paul Simon; originally performed by Simon & Garfunkel) – 5:52
“Can I See You in the Morning” (Deke Richards) – 3:09
“Goin’ Back to Indiana” (The Corporation) – 3:32
“How Funky Is Your Chicken” (Lester Lee Carr, Richard Hutch, Willie Hutch) – 2:41
“Mama’s Pearl” (The Corporation) – 3:09on
“Reach In” (Beatrice Verdi) – 3:28
“The Love I Saw In You Was Just a Mirage” (Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin; originally performed by the Miracles) – 4:22
“Darling Dear” (George Horgay Gordy, Robert Gordy, Allen Story) – 2:40

Re-release
In 2001, Motown Records remastered all J5 albums in a “Two Classic Albums/One CD” series (much like they did in the late 1980s). This album was paired up with Maybe Tomorrow. The bonus tracks were “Sugar Daddy”, the only new track on their 1971 greatest hits set, and “I’m So Happy”, the B-side of that single.

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 : “I’ll Be There (released on August 28, 1970)

2nd single : “Mama’s Pearl” (released on January 7, 1971)

7/TV peformances

September 19, 1970 : The J5 perform The Love You SaveShortnin Bread, Let It be & I’ll Be There at the Jim Nabors Show.

January 31, 1971: The Jackson 5 return to Gary ( Indiana ) for the first time to play two benefits concerts for for Mayor Richard Hatcher’s re-election campaign at Westside High School and they receive the key to the city. A ceremony is held outside their former home at 2300 Jackson Street. The event is filmed for a TV Special.

March 29, 1971 : The Jackson 5 are guests on The Stephanie Edwards Show where they chat and listen to their new single Never Can Say Goodbye.

April 18, 1971 : The Jackson 5 appear with Diana Ross on her first solo TV Special. They perform Mama’s Pearl/Walk On/The Love You Save, ), I’ll Be There and Feelin’ Alright (with Diana) , It Was a Very Good Year (Spoof by Michael) a skit with Bill Cosby.

November 4, 1971 : The Jackson 5 perform a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You SaveNever Can Say Goodbye + a skit on the Flip Wilson Show.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Second US Tour 1971

 

Previous era : « ABC » era (1970)

Following era : « Jackson 5 Christmas Album » (1970)

“ABC” era (1970)

ABC

1/Original track listing from the album released on May 8, 1970 (recorded in 1969-1970)

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

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

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

7/TV peformances

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.

September 19, 1970 : The J5 perform The Love You SaveShortnin Bread, Let It be & I’ll Be There at the Jim Nabors Show.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 First US Tour 1970

 

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

Following era : « Third Album » era (1970-1971)

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

1969

1/Original track listing from the album released on December 12, 1969 (recorded May-August 1969)

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

 

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/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)”

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

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

7/TV peformances

October 18, 1969 :  Diana Ross & The Supremes introduce the Jackson 5 on ABC’s Hollywwod Palace Special where they perform Sing A Simple Song, Can You Remember, I want You Back and There Was A Time (with Diana Ross & Sammy Davis Jr)

December 14, 1969 :  The Jackson 5 appear on The Ed Sullivan Show where they perform StandWho’s Loving You and I Want You Back. Diana Ross is in the audience and she takes credit for discovering them.

Later, the group performs I Want You Back on the Joey Bishop Show.

January 31, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back on the Andy Williams Show.

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.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 First US Tour 1970

 

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

Following era : « ABC » era (1970)

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)

“Blood On The Dance Floor” era (1996-1997)

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1/Original track listing from the album released on May 20, 1997 (recorded in 1996-1997)

1. “Blood on the Dance Floor” Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley 4:13
2. “Morphine” Michael Jackson 6:29
3. “Superfly Sister” Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren 6:28
4. “Ghosts” Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley 5:14
5. “Is It Scary” Michael Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis 5:36
6. “Scream Louder (Flyte Tyme Remix)” (duet with Janet Jackson) James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson 5:27
7. “Money (Fire Island Radio Edit)” Michael Jackson 4:23
8. “2 Bad (Refugee Camp Mix)” (featuring John Forté) Michael Jackson, Bruce Swedien, René Moore, Dallas Austin 3:33
9. “Stranger in Moscow (Tee’s In-House Club Mix)” Michael Jackson 6:54
10. “This Time Around (D.M. Radio Mix)” Michael Jackson, Dallas Austin 4:05
11. “Earth Song (Hani’s Club Experience)” Michael Jackson 7:55
12. “You Are Not Alone (Classic Club Mix)” R. Kelly 7:37
13. “HIStory (Tony Moran’s HIStory Lesson)” Michael Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis 8:01

“Morphine” is also titled “Just Say No” on some licensed editions of the album.
Both “Is It Scary” and “Ghosts” share certain lyrics.

The LP version replaces “This Time Around (D.M. Radio Mix)” and “You Are Not Alone (Classic Club Mix)” with “This Time Around (D.M. Mad Club Mix)” (the version on the LP is different from the mix of the same title on the single release of the song) and “You Are Not Alone (Classic Club Edit)”, respectively.

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

Ghost (Demo Guide Vocal) : Recorded in 1994-1997. Full demo leaked in 2017 but remains unreleased.

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions :

In The Back (demo) : Recorded in 1994-1997 & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

On The Line : Recorded in 1994-1996 & released in 1997 (Ghosts Box Set)

4/Others songs from this era

Elizabeth I Love You :  Recorded in January 1997 & used in February 1997 for a TV Show celebrating Elizabeth Taylor’s 65th birthday. A snippet from the studio version leaked in 2010. The full studio version remains unreleased.

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

7/TV performances and live concerts

 

Previous era : History

Following era : Invincible

 

Motown Years Compilation Albums

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Songs recorded during Motown recording sessions (1969-1975). Some of the compilations feature unreleased and rare tracks.

Greatest Hits (Jackson 5)

Released on December 27, 1971.

Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits compilation for the Jackson 5 released by Motown Records and selling over 5.6 million copies worldwide.The Top 10 hit single “Sugar Daddy” is included as a new track.

Track listing

“I Want You Back”
“ABC”
“Never Can Say Goodbye”
“Sugar Daddy” (recorded April – October 1971, during Maybe Tomorrow & Lookin’ Through the Windows sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California)
“I’ll Be There”
“Maybe Tomorrow”

“The Love You Save”
“Who’s Lovin’ You”
“Mama’s Pearl”
“Goin’ Back to Indiana”
“I Found That Girl”

 

Anthology (Jackson 5)

Released June 15, 1976.

“Anthology” was originally released as a triple-album set by legendary Motown family unit, Later repackagings of Anthology have compiled it as a double compact disc set. The most recent re-release, issued by Motown in 2000 (the first time the release doesn’t contain any hits from Michael or Jermaine), was repackaged in 2005 in North America as part of its Gold series, and in 2006 internationally as “The Jackson 5 Story”.

Track listings

1976 Triple
LP (US)
1977 Double
LP (Int’l)
1986 double
CD
2000 double
CD
Song Length
1.1 1.1 1.01 1.01 I Want You Back 2:58
1.2 1.2 1.02 1.03 ABC 2:58
1.3 1.03 “Don’t Know Why I Love You” 3:50
1.41 1.4 1.04 1.08 I’ll Be There 3:59
1.5 1.3 1.05 1.05 The Love You Save 2:58
1.6 1.06 1.06 “I Found That Girl” 2:56
2.1 4.4 1.20 2.12 I Am Love 7:30
2.2 2.07 “Body Language (Do The Love Dance)” 4:05
2.3 4.5 2.08 2.14 “Forever Came Today” 6:25
3.1 1.5 1.07 1.10 Mama’s Pearl 3:01
3.2 1.7 2.09 Got to Be There” (MJ) 3:23
3.3 1.09 1.09 “Goin’ Back to Indiana” 3:30
3.4 1.6 1.10 1.12 Never Can Say Goodbye 2:56
3.5 1.8 1.11 1.15 Sugar Daddy 2:34
3.6 1.12 1.13 Maybe Tomorrow 4:46
4.1 3.5 2.02 2.05 “Get It Together” 2:47
4.2(*) 4.1(*) 2.03(*) 2.09 Dancing Machine 2:39*/3:24
4.3 4.2 2.04 2.10 “Whatever You Got, I Want” 2:55
4.4 4.3 2.13 We’re Almost There” (MJ) 3:41
4.5 4.6 2.14 “Just a Little Bit of You” (MJ) 3:14
4.6 2.06 2.13 All I Do Is Think of You 3:11
5.1 2.1 2.10 Rockin’ Robin” (MJ) 2:30
5.2 2.3 2.11 I Wanna Be Where You Are” (MJ) 2:59
5.3 2.6 2.12 Ben” (MJ) 2:42
5.4 2.7 2.15 “That’s How Love Goes” (JJ) 3:25
5.5 2.16 ” Love Don’t Want to Leave” (JaJ) 3:05
5.6 3.1 2.17 2.04 (L) “Daddy’s Home” (JJ) 3:07/5:27*
6.1 2.5 1.13 1.20 “Lookin’ Through the Windows” 3:44
6.2 2.2 1.14 1.19 Little Bitty Pretty One 2:48
6.3 1.16 2.01 “Corner of the Sky” 3:30
6.4 3.4 1.17 “Skywriter” 3:10
6.5 3.2 1.18 2.03 “Hallelujah Day” 2:43
6.6 3.6 1.19 “The Boogie Man” 2:58
2.4 Ain’t No Sunshine” (MJ) 4:14
2.8 1.18 Doctor My Eyes 3:13
3.3 “Morning Glow” (MJ) 3:39
3.7 Music and Me” (MJ) 2:43
3.8 2.11 “The Life of The Party” 2:33
1.08 1.02 “Who’s Lovin’ You” 3:59
1.15 “Teenage Symphony” 2:55
2.01 “I Hear a Symphony” 3:01
2.05 “I Was Made to Love Her” 3:20
2.18 “Let’s Get Serious” (JJ) 3:34
2.19 “You’re Supposed to Keep Your Love for Me” (JJ) 3:41
2.20 “Let Me Tickle Your Fancy” (JJ) 3:51
1.04 “The Young Folks” 2:54
1.07 “I’ll Bet You” 3:16
1.11 “Darling Dear” 2:37
1.14 “It’s Great to Be Here” 3:11
1.16 “I’m So Happy” (Recorded October 1971) 2:46
1.17 “Medley: Sing a Simple Song/Can You Remember (Live from Hollywood Palace)” 2:07
1.21 “Love Song” (Recorded March 1972) 3:26
2.02 “Touch” 3:00
2.06 “Hum Along and Dance” 8:36
2.07 “Mama I Gotta Brand New Thing (Don’t Say No)” 7:11
2.08 “It’s Too Late to Change The Time” 3:57
2.15 “We’re Here to Entertain You” 3:02

Key

  • (MJ) – Michael Jackson
  • (JJ) – Jermaine Jackson
  • (JaJ) – Jackie Jackson
  • (L) – Live version
  • (*) – Single version

 

Joyful Jukebox Music (Jackson 5)

Released October 26, 1976.

Motown gathered songs that had been recorded around the years 1972–1975, for recording sessions and albums: Skywriter, G.I.T.: Get It Together, Dancing Machine and Moving Violation.

Track listing

“Joyful Jukebox Music” (Tom Bee, Michael Edward Campbell) – 3:15
“Window Shopping” (Clay Drayton, Tamy Smith, Pam Sawyer) – 2:47
“You’re My Best Friend, My Love” (Sam Brown III, Christine Yarian) – 3:24
“Love Is The Thing You Need” (Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell) – 3:05
“The Eternal Light” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 3:13

“Pride and Joy” (Norman Whitfield, Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson) – 3:13 (Marvin Gaye cover)
“Through Thick and Thin” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 2:42
“We’re Here To Entertain You” (Hal Davis, Nita Garfield, Charlotte O’Hara) – 3:02
“Make Tonight All Mine” (Freddie Perren, Christine Yarian) – 3:19
“We’re Gonna Change Our Style” (Clay Drayton, Judy Cheeks) – 2:46

Boogie (Jackson 5)

Released January 16, 1979.

Track listing

1. “Love’s Gone Bad” (Originally by Chris Clark) Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr. 3:19
2. “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore” (Maybe Tomorrow sessions) Laura Burton, Pam Sawyer 3:00
3. “ABC” (Released on the ABC album) Berry Gordy, Jr., Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards 2:58
4. “I Was Made to Love Her” (Originally by “Stevie Wonder” , ABC sessions) Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder 4:16
5. “One Day I’ll Marry You” (Third Album sessions) Pam Sawyer, LaVerne Ware 2:58
6. “Never Can Say Goodbye” (Released on the Maybe Tomorrow album) Clifton Davis 2:57
7. “Oh, I’ve Been Bless’d” (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Sessions) Lena Manns, Frank Wilson 2:50
8. “Penny Arcade” (Lookin’ Through the Windows Sessions) Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards 2:41
9. “Just Because I Love You” (Maybe Tomorrow Sessions) James W. Alexander, Willie Hutch 3:14
10. “Dancing Machine” (Released on the Get It Together and Dancing Machine albums) Hal Davis, Don Fletcher, Dean Parks 2:36

One Day In Your Life (Michael & The Jackson 5)

Released on March 25, 1981.

“One Day in Your Life” is a compilation released by Motown Records, consisting of both solo and Jackson 5 tracks, released on March 25, 1981. It was the first Jackson album released in the 1980s. Two million copies were sold worldwide. Most of the tracks are from his fourth studio album, Forever, Michael. The other songs were taken from The Jackson 5 releases to pad the album’s running time. Motown later admitted that the album was just a quick cash boost generating from the success of Jackson’s Off the Wall album. The title track became a worldwide hit, especially in the UK.

Track listing (North American version)

1. “One Day in Your Life”  Sam F. Brown IIIRenée Armand
2. “Don’t Say Goodbye Again” (performed by the Jackson 5) Pam SawyerLeon Ware
3. “You’re My Best Friend, My Love” (performed by the Jackson 5) Brown Christine Yarian
4. “Take Me Back”  Edward Holland, Jr.Brian Holland
5. “We’ve Got Forever” Elliot Willensky 3:09
6. “It’s Too Late to Change the Time” (performed by the Jackson 5) SawyerWare
7. “You Are There” BrownRand MeitzenheimerYarian
8. “Dear Michael” Hal DavisWillensky
9. “I’ll Come Home to You” Freddie PerrenYarian
10. “Make Tonight All Mine” (performed by the Jackson 5) PerrenYarian

UK version
1. “One Day in Your Life”
2. “We’re Almost There”
3. “You’re My Best Friend, My Love”
4. “Don’t Say Goodbye Again”
5. “Take Me Back”
6. “It’s Too Late to Change the Time”
7. “We’ve Got a Good Thing Going”
8. “You Are There”
9. “Doggin’ Around”
10. “Dear Michael”
11. “Girl Don’t Take Your Love From Me”
12. “I’ll Come Home to You”

18 Greatest Hits (Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5

Released in June 1983.

18 Greatest Hits is a compilation album credited to Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. Released solely in the United Kingdom, it became Jackson’s second number one on the UK Albums Chart (right behind Thriller), spending three weeks at the summit.

Track listing

“One Day in Your Life”
“Lookin’ Through the Windows”
“Got to Be There”
“Doctor My Eyes”
“Ben”
“ABC”
“We’re Almost There”
“Skywriter”
“Rockin’ Robin”
“Happy”
“Ain’t No Sunshine”
“I’ll Be There”
“I Want You Back”
“The Love You Save”
“We’ve Got a Good Thing Going”
“Mama’s Pearl”
“Never Can Say Goodbye”
“Hallelujah Day”

Farewell My Summer Love (Michael Jackson)

Released on May 15, 1984.

“Farewell My Summer Love” is a compilation of archived Michael Jackson recordings from January to September 1973.

Track listing

1. “Don’t Let It Get You Down” Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards 3:01
2. “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” Smokey Robinson 3:30
3. “Melodie” Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards 3:21
4. “Touch the One You Love” Artie Wayne, George S. Clinton 2:47
5. “Girl You’re So Together” Keni St. Lewis 3:09
6. “Farewell My Summer Love” Keni St. Lewis 4:21
7. “Call on Me” Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell 3:38
8. “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” Al Green, Teenie Hodges 2:53
9. “To Make My Father Proud” Bob Crewe, Larry Weiss 4:04

Looking Back to Yesterday (Michael & The Jackson 5)

Released on February 11, 1986.

“Looking Back to Yesterday” is a compilation album featuring a collection of tracks from Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. As part of Motown’s Never-Before-Released series, all songs were previously unreleased except for “Love’s Gone Bad” and “I Was Made to Love Her”, alternate versions were released in 1979 on the Motown compilation Boogie.

The album was re-released in August 1991 and re-titled “Looking Back to Yesterday: A Young Michael” and sold over half a million copies. It was re-released again as part of Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection in 2009.

Track listing

1. “When I Come of Age” (recorded March 1972 – 1973, during G.I.T.: Get It Together sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[3]) W.D.Parks/D.Fletcher/H.Davis 2:37
2. “Teenage Symphony” (recorded November 1972 – April 1973, during G.I.T.: Get It Together & Dancing Machine sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[4]) G.Jones/H.Davis/M.McLeod 2:45
3. “I Hear a Symphony” (originally recorded by Diana Ross & The Supremes; recorded January 1970, during ABC sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) Holland-Dozier-Holland 3:01
4. “Give Me Half a Chance” (recorded December 1969 – June 1970, during Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5, ABC & Jackson 5: Third Album sessions, mixed 1971, Got To Be There Outtake, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[4]) C.Davis 3:26
5. “Love’s Gone Bad” (recorded August 1972, mixed Early 1973, during Skywriter sessions, at the Motown Studio, Los Angeles, California;[4] originally released in longer form on Boogie) Holland-Dozier-Holland 3:08
6. “Lonely Teardrops” (original version by Jackie Wilson; recorded July – August 1972, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) B.Gordy/G.Gordy/T.Carlo 2:40
7. “You’re Good For Me” (recorded December 1973, during G.I.T.: Get It Together & Dancing Machine sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[3]) E.Horan 3:15
8. “That’s What Love Is Made Of” (originally by The Miracles; recorded December 1969 & January 1970 – December 1971, during Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 & ABC sessions, mixed 1971, Got To Be There sessions & Outtake, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[4]) R.Rogers/W.Robinson/W.Moore 3:24
9. “I Like You The Way You Are (Don’t Change Your Love On Me)” (recorded March & May 1971 – 1972, during Maybe Tomorrow sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) W.Hutch 2:57
10. “Who’s Lookin’ For a Lover” (recorded December 1972 – 1973, during Music & Me sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) J.D.Hilliard/L.Ware 2:50
11. “I Was Made to Love Her” (originally by Stevie Wonder, recorded December 1969 & 1972, during ABC sessions, at the Motown Studio, Los Angeles, California) H.Cosby/L.Hardaway/S.Moy/S.Wonder 3:20
12. “If’n I Was God” (originally by Bobby Goldsboro, recorded April 11 – May 1973, during Music & Me & G.I.T.: Get It Together sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) R.Sherman/R.Sherman

Anthology (Michael & The Jackson 5)

Released on November 14, 1986.

“Anthology” is a compilation of Motown hits by pop and R&B singer Michael Jackson with additional hits by The Jackson 5 and rare, unreleased material from 1973. The album was originally released in the U.S. on November 14, 1986, and re-released on November 8, 1995, and has sold three million copies worldwide.

In 2008, in celebration of Jackson’s 50th birthday (less than a year before his death), Anthology was re-released under Universal Music’s Gold series.

Track listing

Tracks with an asterisk represent their original undubbed renditions.

1986 double
CD
1995 double
CD
2008 double
CD
Song Length
1.01 1.01 1.01 Got to Be There 3:24
1.02 1.02 1.03 Rockin’ Robin 2:32
1.03 1.03 1.04 Ain’t No Sunshine 4:10
1.04 1.04 1.02 “Maria (You Were the Only One)” 3:40
1.05 1.05 1.05 I Wanna Be Where You Are 2:56
1.06 1.06 1.06 “Girl Don’t Take Your Love from Me” 3:47
1.07 1.07 Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone 2:51
1.08 1.08 1.07 Ben 3:45
1.09 1.09 1.08 “People Make the World Go ‘Round” 3:03
1.10 1.10 1.09 Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day 3:13
1.11 1.11 2.01 With a Child’s Heart 3:32
1.12 1.12 Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool 2:58
1.13 1.15 “In Our Small Way” 3:38
1.14 1.16 All the Things You Are 2:55
1.15 1.17 “You Can Cry on My Shoulder” 2:32
1.16 1.18 1.16 Maybe Tomorrow” (J5) 4:39
1.17 1.19 I’ll Be There” (J5) 3:57
1.18 1.20 1.15 Never Can Say Goodbye” (J5) 2:59
1.19 1.21 2.13 “It’s Too Late to Change the Time” (J5) 3:55
1.20 1.22 Dancing Machine” (J5) 3:18
2.01 2.01 1.11 “When I Come of Age” 2:41
2.02 2.02 2.07 “Dear Michael” 2:31
2.03 2.03 2.04 Music and Me 2:36
2.04 2.04 “You Are There” 3:23
2.05 2.05 2.11 One Day In Your Life 4:16
2.06 2.07* “Love’s Gone Bad” (Original 1972 Mix) (Recorded February 1972) 3:10/3:55*
2.07 2.08 “That’s What Love Is Made Of” 3:24
2.08 2.09 2.10 “Who’s Looking for a Lover” 2:51
2.09 2.10 Lonely Teardrops 2:41
2.10 2.12 2.05 We’re Almost There 3:43
2.11 2.13 “Take Me Back” 3:22
2.12 2.14 2.06 Just a Little Bit of You 3:08
2.13 2.15* 2.15 “Melodie” (Original Version) 3:24/3:08*
2.14 2.16 2.08 “I’ll Come Home to You” 3:02
2.15 2.17* 2.09 “If’n I Was God” 4:04/4:06*
2.16 2.18 2.02 Happy (Love Theme from Lady Sings the Blues) 3:26
2.17 2.19* “Don’t Let It Get You Down” (Original Version) 2:58/2:48*
2.18 2.20* 2.14 “Call on Me” (Original Version) 3:39/3:22*
2.19 2.21* “To Make My Father Proud” (Original Version) 3:39/4:05*
2.20 2.22* 2.16* “Farewell My Summer Love” (Original Version) 4:24/3:37*
1.13 “Greatest Show on Earth” 2:50
1.14 1.10 “We’ve Got a Good Thing Going” 3:03
2.06 “Make Tonight All Mine” (Original 1973 Mix) (Recorded July 1973) (J5) 3:19
2.11 “Cinderella Stay Awhile” 3:11
1.12 I Want You Back” (J5) 3:00
1.13 Who’s Lovin’ You” (J5) 4:22
1.14 “Darling Dear” (J5) 2:39
2.03 “Morning Glow” 3:38
2.12 “You’re My Best Friend, My Love” (J5)

Soulsation (Jackson 5)

Released on June 20, 1995.

“Soulsation!” is a 4-CD box set of music performed by the Jackson 5 throughout their tenure in Motown spanning from 1969 to 1975, when they left for CBS Records. Released in 1995, it was released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the year the group became the first group to have their first four releases go straight to #1 on the Billboard charts, and featured an intro from the group’s baby sister Janet, liner notes from David Ritz and an essay from the brothers’ first producer, Bobby Taylor. The fourth disc was completed by unreleased Jackson 5 songs made mostly from mid 1969 to early 1972. The set also included solo numbers from Michael, Jermaine, and Jackie.

Track listing
Disc one
“I Want You Back”
“Who’s Lovin’ You”
“You’ve Changed”
“Stand!”
“Can You Remember”
“ABC”
“The Love You Save”
“I Found That Girl”
“La-La (Means I Love You)”
“I’ll Bet You”
“(Come ‘Round Here) I’m the One You Need”
“The Young Folks”
“I’ll Be There”
“Goin’ Back to Indiana”
“Can I See You in the Morning”
“Mama’s Pearl”
“Reach In”
“Christmas Won’t Be the Same This Year”
“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
“Never Can Say Goodbye”
“Maybe Tomorrow”
“She’s Good”
Disc two
“Got to Be There” (Michael Jackson)
“People Make the World Go ‘Round” (Michael Jackson)
“Teenage Symphony”
“Sugar Daddy”
“Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”
“Lookin’ Through the Windows”
“Doctor My Eyes”
“Little Bitty Pretty One”
“If I Have to Move a Mountain”
“Rockin’ Robin” (Michael Jackson)
“I Wanna Be Where You Are” (Michael Jackson)
“Ben” (Michael Jackson)
“Skywriter”
“You Made Me What I Am”
“Hallelujah Day”
“Touch”
“Corner of the Sky”
“The Boogie Man”
“Get It Together”
“Dancing Machine”
“It’s Too Late to Change the Time”
“Whatever You Got, I Want”
Disc three
“The Life of the Party”
“I Am Love”
“If I Don’t Love You This Way”
“Mama I Got a Brand New Thing (Don’t Say No)”
“Forever Came Today”
“Body Language (Do the Love Dance)”
“All I Do Is Think of You”
“Moving Violation” (Listed as “It’s a Moving Violation”)
“(You Were Made) Especially for Me”
“Honey Love”
“That’s How Love Goes” (Jermaine Jackson)
“Daddy’s Home” (Jermaine Jackson)
“Just a Little Bit of You” (Michael Jackson)
“Love is the Thing You Need”
“The Eternal Light”
“Pride & Joy”
“You’re My Best Friend, My Love”
“Joyful Jukebox Music”
“Love Don’t Want to Leave” (Jackie Jackson)
Disc four (Rare & Unreleased)
“Can’t Get Ready for Losing You” – 3:48
“You Ain’t Giving Me What I Want (So I’m Taking It All Back)”
“Reach Out I’ll Be There” – 3:44
“I’m Glad It Rained” – 4:02
“A Fool for You” – 4:33
“It’s Your Thing” – 3:40
“Everybody Is a Star” – 3:01
“I Need You” (Jermaine Jackson) – 3:25
“Ooh, I’d Love to Be with You”* – 2:46
“Just a Little Misunderstanding” – 2:40
“Jamie” – 3:30
“Ask the Lonely” – 3:24
“We Can Have Fun” – 3:21
“I Hear a Symphony” – 2:32
“Let’s Have a Party” – 3:10
“Love Scenes” – 2:40
“LuLu” – 2:39
“Money Honey” – 2:55
“Coming Home” – 3:04

NOTE: Track 9 was originally supposed to be the track “You’re the Only One” (as it says on the back cover art), but was replaced at the last minute.

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“The Jacksons” era (1976-1977)

1976

1/Original track listing from the album released on Nocember 5, 1976 (recorded in 1976)

“Enjoy Yourself” (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) – 3:24
“Think Happy” (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) – 3:07
“Good Times” (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) – 4:57
“Keep on Dancing” (Dexter Wansel) – 4:31
“Blues Away” (Michael Jackson) – 3:12

“Show You the Way to Go” (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) – 5:30
“Living Together” (Dexter Wansel) – 4:26
“Strength of One Man” (Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Victor Carstarphen) – 3:56
“Dreamer” (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) – 3:05
“Style of Life” (Tito Jackson, Michael Jackson) – 3:19

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 : “Enjoy Yourself” (released on October 29, 1976)

Date of shooting : October 197§

Date of premiere : November 1976

Directed by :

Official release : On DVD in 2010 (Vision, long version) and on The Jacksons’ You Tube official page.

2nd single : “Show You The Way To Go” (released on January 6, 1977)

No short film.

7/TV peformances

8/Live concerts

 

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Goin’ Places era (1977-1978)

Goin Places

1/Original track listing from the album released on October 8, 1977 (recorded in 1977)

“Music’s Takin’ Over” (John Whitehead, Gene McFadden, Victor Carstarphen) – 4:26
“Goin’ Places” (recorded in December 1976) – 4:30
“Different Kind of Lady” (The Jacksons) – 4:10
“Even Though You’re Gone” – 4:31

“Jump for Joy” (recorded December 1976 – 1977) (Dexter Wansel, Cynthia Biggs) – 4:42
“Heaven Knows I Love You, Girl” – 3:55
“Man of War” – 3:13
“Do What You Wanna” (The Jacksons) – 3:31
“Find Me a Girl” – 4:34

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 “Goin’ Places” (released on October 21, 1977)

The Jacksons creates music videos to promote songs from their “Goin’ Places” album :

The “Even Though You’re Gone” music video features the band members sitting (Michael separated from the rest of the group) singing the song. The video features The Jacksons wearing blue tuxedos.

The “Goin’ Places” music video has the members of the band switching from a live performance to them traveling in many different ways.

7/TV Performances and live concerts

 

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