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Jackson 5 Diana Ross Presents

 

 

May - August 1969

Other tracks from Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 recording sessions
Autres titres issus des sessions d'enregistrements de Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5

To Sir, With Love
Oh, I've Been Blessed
Sunny Boy
You Can't Hurry Love
You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Twenty-Five Miles
La-la Means I Love You

 

I Want You Back
B/ Who's Lovin' You
M 1157, 10/1969, #1 R&B, #1 Pop

 

# 1 R&B, # 5 Pop
# 16 UK

 

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5

USA 18/12/1969

Arrangers : The Corporation, Dave Blumberg, Paul Riser, David Van Depitte

Produced by Bobby Taylor & The Corporation

Executive Producer : Berry Gordy

Recorded at the the Motown's Hitsville Studio, Detroit, Michigan and the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.

 

Side 1

1. Zip A Dee Doo Dah 3:15

(Ray Gilbert / Allie Wrubel)
Produced by The Corporation

30 sec

2. Nobody 2:42

(The Corporation)
Produced by The Corporation

30 sec

3. I Want You Back 2:58

(The Corporation)
Produced by The Corporation

30 sec

4. Can You Remember 2:57

(Thomas Bell / William Hart)
Produced by Bobby Taylor

30 sec

5. Standing in the Shadows of Love 4:05

(Brian Holland / Lamont Dozier / Edward Holland Jr,)
Produced by Bobby Taylor

30 sec

6. You've Changed 3:05

(Jesse Reese)
Produced by Bobby Taylor

30 sec


Side 2

1. My Cherie Amour 3:39

(Stevie Wonder / Sylvia Moy / Henry Cosby)
Produced by Bobby Taylor

30 sec

2. Who's Lovin' You 3:57

(William "Smokey" Robinson)
Produced by Bobby Taylor

30 sec

3. Chained 2:50

(Frank Wilson)
Produced by Bobby Taylor

30 sec

4. (I Know) I'm Losing You 2:13

(Cornelius Grant / Norman Whitfield / Barrett Strong)
Produced by Bobby Taylor

30 sec

5. Stand! 2:34

(Sylvester Stewart)
Produced by Bobby Taylor

30 sec

6. Born To Love You 2:26

(Ivy Jo Hunter / William "Mickey" Stevenson)
Produced by Bobby Taylor

30 sec

On december 18, 1969, Motown releases the first album of the Jackson 5, which tops #5 in the pop charts, in february 1970, and #1 in the R&B chart. It sells more 600000 copies in the United States, an exceptionnal number for a first LP.

The majority of the album was produced by Bobby Taylor, true discoverer of the group in 1968 in Chicago. During spring and summer 1969, the latter chose to make them sing soul music standards, in order to coach them, but also to prove to the Motown big boss, Berry Gordy, their capacities.

So, besides the anthem I Want You Back, produced by The Corporation (Gordy, Perren, Mizell, Richards), the album contains several covers from the Detroit's compagny : The Four Top's Standing in the Shadows of Love, Stevie Wonder's My Cherie Amour, The Temptations' (I Know) I'm Losing You, a wonderful treatment of Smokey Robinson's Who's Lovin' You , but also a Walt Disney Them, in album's opening,Zip A Dee Doo Dah, and Sly & the Family Stone's Stand!. The album also includes one of their debut Steeltown songs, You've Changed.

All instrumentation was made before the 5 brothers stepped in the studio, to the great displeasure of Tito and Jermaine, who didn't play guitar and bass. When, in 1976, Michael was asked why this LP was called "Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5", he responds : "That's it, Diana didn't discovered us, but it was made to believe it. As she presented us to the public, it's not really a lie".

In order to promote the album, the Jackson 5 made their second important tv appearance, in the famous Ed Sullivan Show, with the well advised eye of Diana Ross, from that time, a name forever associated with the Jackson 5.

 

Le 18 décembre 1969, Motown publie le premier album des Jackson 5, LP qui monte à la cinquième place des classements Pop, en février 1970, et N° 1 dans le classement R&B. Il se vend à plus de 600 000 exemplaires aux Etats-Unis, chiffre exceptionnel pour un premier 33 Tours.

L'album a été produit en majorité par le chanteur Bobby Taylor, véritable découvreur du groupe en 1968 à Chicago. Durant le printemps et l'été 1969, ce dernier a choisi de leur faire chanter des standards de la musique soul des années 60 afin d'une part de les entrainer, mais aussi de prouver au big boss de Motown, Berry Gordy, leurs capacités.

Outre l'hymne I Want You Back, produit par The Corporation (Gordy, Richards, Perren, Mizell), l'album comprend donc des reprises de la firme de Detroit, Standing in the Shadows of Love des Four Tops, My Cherie Amour, de Stevie Wonder, (I Know) I'm Losing You des Temptations, un magnifique traitement de Who's Lovin' You des Miracles, mais aussi Zip A Dee Doo Dah, thème de Walt Disney, et Stand!, un succès pour Sly and The Family Stone quelques mois plus tôt, et même une reprise d'une de leur propres chansons, issues des sessions Steeltown, You've Changed.

Toutes les instrumentations ont été réalisées avant que les cinq frères ne mettent les pieds en studio, au grand désarroi de Tito et Jermaine qui n'ont pu assurer basse et guitare. Quand, en 1976, on demande à Michael pourquoi ce disque est intitulé "Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5", il répond : "C'est comme ça, Diana ne nous a pas découvert mais on a voulu le faire croire. Comme elle nous a présenté au public, ce n'est pas vraiment un mensonge". Pour la promotion, le 14 décembre, les Jackson 5 ont effectué leur deuxième passage important à la télévision, au Célèbre Ed Sullivan Show, sur CBS, sous l'oeil avisé de Diana Ross, un nom désormais associé aux Jackson 5 pour toujours.



Collection

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five
Original LP, 1969
MS 700
USA
common

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five
Reel to reel tape, 1969
X 700
USA
not common

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five
Original LP, 1969
STML 11142
UK
common

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five
Original LP, 1969
MS 700
Canada
not common


Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five
LP Original, 1969
JET 6234
Japan
rare

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five
LP Reissue, 1981
M 5 129 V 1
USA
not common

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five
LP Reissue, 1981
STMS 5006
UK
not common


Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five
LP Original, 1969
VIP 4125
Japan
rare


Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five
CD Album, 1991
3746351292
USA
not common


Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five
CD Album, 1991
POCT 1833
Japan
not common


Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five - ABC
2 albums on 1 CD, 1986,
ZD 72483 (Europe)
MCD 08019 MD (USA)
not common


Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five - ABC
2 albums on 1 CD, 2000
159 512 2
UK

common


Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five - ABC
2 albums on 1 CD, 2001
440 014 380 2
USA
common

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five - ABC
SHM CD, 2009
UICY 94292
Japan
common


Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five - ABC
2 albums on 1 CD, 2010

Europe
common