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Mama's Pearl

(The Corporation)
Lead vocals : Michael Jackson
Background vocals : The Jackson 5
Arranged by The Corporation
Produced by The Corporation

Recorded at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.

Versions

Third Album Album Version (from "Third Album") 3:01
Single Mono Version - Different instrumentation (from 7" US single) 3:09
Diana ! Original TV Soundtrack Live Version (in Medley, from "Diana! Original TV Soundtrack") -
Motown Artist Karaoke Vol 4 A Cappella Version (from "Motown Original Artist Karaoke vol.4") -
Motown Artist Karaoke Vol 4 Instrumental Version (from "Motown Original Artist Karaoke vol.4") -


 

Single details

US single released January 7, 1971
# 2 RNB, # 2 Pop
Sales : 2 387 569 (World), 1 887 959 (USA)

Collection

Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl
Double sided Promo, White label
M 1177
USA
not common

Mama's Pearl
Double sided Promo, Red Vinyl
M 1177
USA
rare
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl / Darling Dear
(la première pochette single des Jackson Five aux USA !!)
M 1177
USA
not common
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl / Darling Dear
7" single
2 C 006 92 236
France
rare
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl / Darling Dear
7" single
1 C 006 92 236
Germany
not common
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl
7" single
ETM 59
India
rare
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl / Darling Dear
7" single
TM 64103
Italy
not common
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl / Darling Dear
7" single
JET 2040
Japan
not common
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl / Darling Dear
7" single
7 E 006 92 236
Norway
rare
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl / Darling Dear
7" single
TMG 769
Portugal
rare
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl / Goin' Back To Indiana
7" single
M 5103
Spain
rare
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl / Darling Dear
7" single
5 C 006 92 236
Netherlands
not common
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl / Darling Dear
7" single
E 006 92 236
Sweden
not common
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl
7" EP 4 Titres
Thailand
not common
Mama's Pearl
Mama's Pearl / Darling Dear
7" single
Melodi Records 71802
Turkey
rare

Mama's Pearl / Never Can Say Goodbye
7" single reissue, 1973
Y499F
USA
not common


Lyrics / Paroles


Michael
You send cold chills up and down my spine
We kiss for thrill then you draw the line, oh baby
íCause your mama told you that love ainít right
But donít you know good loviní is the spice of life, yeah

Mamaís pearl
Let down those curls
Wonít you give my love a whirl
Find what you been missiní
Ooh ooh, now baby,
Goody girl
Let down those curls
Let me give your heart a twirl
Donít keep me wishiní

You want my loviní
Yes, you do, do, do
(Yes you do, I know that you do)
You know my loviní is true, true, true
Now baby
But your conscience tells you that love is wrong
But just a little loviní never hurt no one

Mamaís pearl
Let down those curls
Wonít you give my love a whirl
Find what you been missiní
Ooh ooh, now baby, goody girl
Let down those curls
Let me give your heart a twirl
Donít keep me wishiní

Girl donít be afraid
Oh weíve got the first step made
Oh, the rest is up to you
Here is what to do
Let yourself go
let yourself just oo, now now no
Let your loviní go, now, now, now
Just give it to me
íCause Iíve got what you need
Got what you need

Letís fall in love
Letís fall in love
And find out what youíre missiní

Goody girl let down your curls
Let me give your heart a twirl
Why donít you give my love a whirl
Girl, donít be afraid
Oh, weíve got the first step made
Ooh, just give in, just give in to me
íCause I got what you need
Got what you need
Letís fall in love
Letís fall in love
Let yourself go



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