So far, we've already gone through Big Boy, Diana-Ross-Presents-Jackson-5, ABC, Third Album, Maybe Tomorrow, Lookin' Through The Windows, Skywriter, G.I.T. Get It Together, Moving Violation, and his very first solo album-Got To Be There. We will now be thumbing through the contents of Michael Jackson's "Ben" album.
The record sets-out on a mutual bonding with a killer rat. Who in Michael's eyes is a misunderstood deprived rodent. The amazing dexterity and passionate delivery proves "Ben" a sincere Love Song.
The rest of the album features outstanding covers by Stevie Wonder("Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day"), The Heartbeats("Everybody's Somebody's Fool"), The Stylistics("People Make The World Go Round"), and even Brenda Holloway("You Can Cry On My Shoulder") and The Temptations("My Girl"). "My Girl's" soulful remake and "People Make The World Go Round's" utterly fresh perspective stand head-and-shoulders above the rest.
Although "Got To Be There" may be a step ahead, nevertheless "Ben" still has an appeal only a boy could deliver from the innocence of childhood!
2. The Greatest Show on Earth
3. People Make the World Go Round
4. We've Got A Good Thing Going
5. Everybody's Somebodies Fool
6. My Girl
7. What Goes Around Comes Around
8. In Our Small Way
10. You Can Cry On My Shoulder
I hope you've enjoyed "Lookin' Through The Windows of Michael's Jackson Five Era. Our next stop will be "Music and Me".