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Jackson 5 Outtake Medley

 The Jackson Five often performed three albumless outtakes on various shows(including The Bill Cosby Show). "Killing Me Softly" "Danny Boy" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" always seemed to come in three's. Starting with the Roberta cover.

Killing Me Softly

 Also known as "Killing Me Softly With His Words" was written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel. At first sung by Lori Lieberman in 1971(listen to it Here). But in 1973, Roberta Flank spiced the tune and brought it to the masses. Many acts have covered the song ever since-Including The Jackson 5.

Danny Boy

 During the days when Jesus walked the Earth, Great Britain was inhabited by an indigenous tribe called the Celtics. In those days, a bedtime story arose among the villages. A nursery rhyme would eventually spring-up upon children's lips. Eventually, the Anglo/Saxon's adopted their traditions.

 As time marched on, that old nursery rhyme became a national symbol of Ireland that would be carried into the New World. By the 20th century, the lyrics had been slightly modified(by Frederick Weatherly).

 As The Beatles elevated the world's conscience, many musicians have resurrected this old folk song and infused new color into the theme.
One of them just happen to be The Jackson Five.

By The Time I Get To Phoenix

 At first sung by Johnny Rivers, Glen Campbell popularized this tune and has been covered on numerous occasions ever since.
The Jackson 5 did their rendition in 1974 on The Bill Cosby Show.

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