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“Ben” era (1972-1973)

Ben

1/Original track listing from the album released on August 4, 1972 (recorded from November 1971 to February 1972)

1. “Ben” (recorded November 1971) Walter Scharf, Don Black 2:42
2. “Greatest Show on Earth” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino 2:47
3. “People Make the World Go Round” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Thom Bell, Linda Creed 3:15
4. “We’ve Got a Good Thing Going” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) The Corporation (Alphonso Mizell, Berry Gordy, Deke Richards, Freddie Perren) 3:01
5. “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Gladys Hampton, Regina Adams, Ace Adams 2:58
6. “My Girl” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Smokey Robinson, Ronald White 3:05
7. “What Goes Around Comes Around” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Allen Levinsky, Arthur Stokes, Dana Meyers, Floyd Weatherspoon 3:35
8. “In Our Small Way” (recorded July – November 1971) Beatrice Verdi, Christine Yarian 3:39
9. “Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder 3:19
10. “You Can Cry on My Shoulder” (recorded November – December 1971) Berry Gordy 2:32

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 : “Ben” (released on April 4, 1972)

7/TV peformances

November 4, 1972 : In the US, Soul Train Show airs a Jackson Five special where they perform I Want You Back, Lookin’ Through The Windows & Corner Of The Sky. Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes & Daddy’s Home.    Michael performs Ben

March 27, 1973 : Michael performs Ben at the Academy Awards (the song is nominated as best song for a film)

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Third US Tour 1972

The Jackson 5 European Tour 1972

 

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

Following era : « Skywriter » era (1972-1973)

“Lookin’ Through the Windows” era (1971-1972)

1972

1/Original track listing from the album released on May 23, 1972 (recorded late 1971-1972)

“Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” (originally performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell) (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 2:30
“Lookin’ Through the Windows” (Clifton Davis) – 3:46
“Don’t Let Your Baby Catch You” (The Corporation) – 3:11
“To Know” (The Corporation) – 3:22
“Doctor, My Eyes” (originally performed by Jackson Browne) (Jackson Browne) – 3:14
“Little Bitty Pretty One” (originally performed by Thurston Harris) (Robert Byrd) – 2:51
“E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice is Yours to Pull)” (Johnny Bristol, Wade Bowen, David Jones, Jr.) – 2:53
“If I Have to Move a Mountain” (The Corporation) – 3:20
“Don’t Want to See Tomorrow” (Stephen Bowden, Jim Chambers, Hal Davis, Theodore McFaddin) – 2:46
“Children of the Light” (Michael Randall) – 2:27
“I Can Only Give You Love” (Richard Hutch, Willie Hutch) – 2:33

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 Goin’ Back to Indiana. The bonus tracks were “Love Song”, the B-side of this album’s title track single, and a live performance of “Who’s Lovin’ You”, which first appeared on the soundtrack of the 1992 TV movie The Jacksons: An American Dream.

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 : “Little Bitty Pretty One” (released on April 4, 1972)

2nd single : “Lookin’ Through the Windows” (released on June 23. 1972)

7/TV peformances

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.

September 15, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Lookin’ Through The Windows and Michael performs Ben at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

October 26, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing and Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes at the Flip Wilson Show.

November 4, 1972 : In the US, Soul Train Show airs a Jackson Five special where they perform I Want You Back, Lookin’ Through The Windows & Corner Of The Sky. Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes & Daddy’s Home.    Michael performs Ben

November 5, 1972 :  In The UK he Royal Variety Performance featuring the J5 is aired on the BBC. The group sings I Want You back, ABC, Rockin Robin, We Thank You & The Love You Save.

November 9, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Lookin’ Through The Windows & Rockin Robin an british TV show Top Of The Pops.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Third US Tour 1972

The Jackson 5 European Tour 1972

 

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

Following era : « Ben » era (1972-1973)

“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
3:00
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
3:34
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
3:41
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.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Third US Tour 1972

 

Previous era : « Maybe Tomorrow » era (1971)

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

“Maybe Tomorrow” era (1971)

Maybe

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

Ghosts (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