Monday, December 31, 2007

Keep Off The Grass

 This track should've landed a spot on Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5! It has wonderful rythm and could easily reached #1 even without Michael Jackson!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Paper Doll

 "Paper Doll" also known as "Be My Girl" was a Jermaine solo left off of Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5. Yet he sang it live come 1972 in preparation of his debut solo album.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

If You Want Heaven

 Recorded in the late 60's. Possibly from their Steeltown Archives. With a child's heart, he teaches his girl in what he thinks Heaven holds a place for.

Monday, December 24, 2007

If I Can't Nobody Can

 Written and produced by Stevie Wonder for a shelved album in favor of Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5. I believe his record was named "Stevie Wonders Presents The Jackson 5".

Friday, December 21, 2007

Come And Get It

 Another Jackson Five outtake from Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5. This is the demo recording of what could've been a top 10 hit off the album.

Friday, December 14, 2007

After The Storm

A late 60's outtake by The Jackson Five for their Motown record Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5. I believe this to only be a demo tape below.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Jackson 5 "To Sir With Love"

Originally sung by Lulu and featured on the soundtrack also by the name "To Sir With Love". Which you can get a listen over Here. In 1967, The Jackson 5 did their own cover in Indiana. But no one could match the way Lulu presented it!



Lyrics


Those schoolboy days, of telling tales and biting nails are gone,
But in my mind,
I know they will still live on and on,
But how do you thank someone, who has taken you from crayons to perfume?
It isn't easy, but I'll try,

If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters,
That would soar a thousand feet high,
To Sir, with Love

The time has come,
For closing books and long last looks must end,
And as I leave,
I know that I am leaving my best friend,
A friend who taught me right from wrong,
And weak from strong,
That's a lot to learn,
What, what can I give you in return?

If you wanted the moon I would try to make a start,
But I, would rather you let me give my heart,
To Sir, with Love

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Jackson 5 "Sunny Boy"

 Here is a demo recording with little Michael as an 8 year old boy in 1967. Originally from The Steeltown Sessions.
Originally titled "He's My Sunny Boy" by Diana Ross(listen Here).

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Jackson 5 "It's Your Thing"

 August 29th, 1969 Madison Square Garden became the very fist national broadcast performance by The Jackson Five. That night they performed "It's Your Thing". Originally by "The Isley Brothers"(the same bunch who'd already released "Shout" in 1963).
This was a candidate for their debut album-Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5.

Listen to the fist version Here.



- The Isley Brothers Lyrics

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

J5 Cover "You Can't Hurry Love"

 First sung by Diana Ross and The Supremes(listen over Here), The Jackson Five had their own Funky twist which never made the Motown record "Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five.
Originally produced by the Holland-Dozier-Holland trio.



Lyrics


I need love, love
To ease my mind
I need to find, find someone to call mine
But mama said

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love dont come easy
Its a game of give and take

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
You got to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

But how many heartaches
Must I stand before I find a love
To let me live again
Right now the only thing
That keeps me hangin on
When I feel my strength, yeah
Its almost gone
I remember mama said:

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love dont come easy
Its a game of give and take

How long must I wait
How much more can I take
Before loneliness will cause my heart
Heart to break?

No I cant bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that i, I cant go on
These precious words keeps me hangin on
I remember mama said:

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love dont come easy
Its a game of give and take

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

No, love, love, dont come easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that soft voice
To talk to me at night
For some tender arms
To hold me tight
I keep waiting
I keep on waiting
But it aint easy
It aint easy
But mama said:

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love dont come easy
Its a game of give and take

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Michael Jackson Lavender Blue

 This old nursery rhyme goes way back to the 1680's from Great Britain. Where children gathered to play along the cob-well streets of England. Slowly but surly, it waned from popularity as America became independent and free.

 By 1948, a Man named B. Burl Ives contributed his own spin on a Walt Disney movie "So Dear To My Heart"(listen to it here. By the 50's, Sammy Turner transformed the classic into a Rock N Roll phenomenon!

 In 1968, Michael Jackson sang his very own twist which unfortunately, never made their Motown debut-Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5.



Lavender Blue Lyrics


This I must say, dilly dilly, and it is true,
You must love me, dilly dilly,'cause I love you.
Lavender's green, dilly dilly, Lavender's blue.
I'll be your queen, dilly dilly, when I wed you.
Send for your men, dilly dilly, set them to hoe,
Set them to reap, dilly dilly, set them to mow,
Some to cut hay, dilly dilly, some to cut corn,
While you and I, dilly dilly, keep ourselves warm.

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green,
When you are King, dilly dilly, I'll be your queen,
Who told me so, dilly dilly, how can I know,
I told myself, dilly dilly, love told me so.

When you're away, dilly dilly, work all day through,
I'll be at home, dilly dilly, waiting for you.
Lavender's green, dilly dilly, Lavender's blue.
I'll be your queen, dilly dilly, when I wed you.
While you're at work, dilly dilly, I'll brew your beer,
When you come home, dilly dilly, I'll be your dear,
I'll serve your meat, dilly dilly, I'll bake your bread,
I'll share your board, dilly dilly, I'll share your bed.

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green,
When you are King, dilly dilly, I'll be your queen,
Who told me so, dilly dilly, how can I know,
I told myself, dilly dilly, love told me so.

Wedding's for life, dilly dilly, love is to share,
And love must grow, dilly dilly, with joy and care.
Lavender's green, dilly dilly, Lavender's blue.
I'll be your queen, dilly dilly, when I wed you.
If you love me, dilly dilly, never to roam,
If I love you, dilly dilly, babies must come.
Pink for a girl, dilly dilly, blue for a boy,
Binding us close, dilly dilly, bringing us joy.

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green,
When you are King, dilly dilly, I'll be your queen,
Who told me so, dilly dilly, how can I know,
I told myself, dilly dilly, love told me so.

Close we will live, dilly dilly, and when we die,
Both in one grave, dilly dilly, close we will lie,
Lavender's green, dilly dilly, Lavender's blue.
I'll be your queen, dilly dilly, when I wed you.
If I die first, dilly dilly, and that may be,
You must live on, dilly dilly, thinking of me.
If you die first, dilly dilly, maybe you will,
I will live on, dilly dilly, loving you still.

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green,
When you are King, dilly dilly, I'll be your queen,
Who told me so, dilly dilly, how can I know,
I told myself, dilly dilly, love told me so.

I'm Back from Hibernation!

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