Previously, we've looked at Michael's very first experience jammin' in a recording studio. What turned up was a local Steeltown #1 hit-Big Boy. Their valiant efforts would soon land them on much larger deals with Berry Gordy!
Just when you thought Motown couldn't harbor one more act, Bamm! You see 5 young African American brothers rivaling The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family! Although each one was unique and had talent. Pretty much everyone agreed that Little Michael had something the others didn't. A young, ambitious, jolt of energy-with potential written all over his face! Is it any wonder then how I Want You Back scored big time?
Gladys Knight and Mr. Gordy propositioned Diana Ross to do the honors of kick-starting The Jackson Five! Debuting with a hit record to close off the 60's-"Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5"!
The album begins on a Funky rendition to "Zip A Dee Doo Dah". Most notably a Disney tune by Bobby Soxx and The Blue Jeans.
The Corporation hands them a Jackson flavored track by the likes of "Nobody". Followed by the synclatic tune "I Want You Back".
"Can You Remember" is disappointingly a love filler. Notable renditions like "My Cherie Armour" and "Standing In The Shadows of Love" could of been done with a little more fervor.
Other flamboyant tracks include sing-a-long upgrade to "Stand", a powerful remake to "Who's Lovin' You", and the angelically harmonious edition to "Reach Out, I'll Be There"(not available on any standard disc)!
Other then a few filler-ups and half-hearted attempts, "Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5" will fill you with a pervasive sense of nostalgia(70's teeny-bop)!
#1 Zip A Dee Doo Dah
#3 I Want You Back
#4 Can You Remember
#5 Standing In The Shadows of Love
#6 You've Changed
#7 My Cherie Armour
#8 Who's Lovin' You
#10 (I Know) I'm Losing You
#12 Born to Love You
#13 O, I've Been Blessed
#14 Reach Out, I'll Be There
Next off, we'll dive right into their second LP- ABC. Stay tuned!