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The Jackson 5 - Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 (1969)

The Jackson 5 - Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 (1969)

Tracklist front / back album covers

Side A
1. "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (recorded May 1969)   3:18

2. "Nobody" (recorded August 1969)   2:54

3. "I Want You Back" (recorded August 1969)   3:04

4. "Can You Remember" (recorded July 10 & 15, 1969)   3:10

5. "Standing in the Shadows of Love" (recorded June 1969)   4:06

6. "You've Changed" (recorded July 19 & 29, 1969)   3:16

Side B
1. "My Cherie Amour" (recorded July 1969)   3:44

2. "Who's Lovin' You" (recorded July 19, 24 & 29, 1969)   4:06

3. "Chained" (recorded August 1969)   2:54

4. "(I Know) I'm Losing You" (recorded July 1969)   2:16

5. "Stand!" (recorded May 17, 1969)   2:30

6. "Born to Love You" (recorded June 1969)   2:38

Although "Reach Out, I'll Be There" was originally considered for inclusion on the album and appears on the back of early pressings, it was replaced by "Born to Love You." It was released in 1995 on the boxed set Soulsation!

Recording sessions
The songs on the album were recorded during May–August 1969.

Other tracks taken from its sessions include:

"Listen I'll Tell You How"
"Oh, I've Been Bless'd"
"To Sir, with Love"
"I'm Your Sunny One"
"After You Leave Girl"
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me"
"It's Your Thing"
"Since I Lost My Baby"

Re-release
In 2001, Motown Records remastered all Jackson 5 albums in a "Two Classic Albums/One CD" series, as they had previously done in the late 1980s. Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 was paired up with ABC. One bonus track was included in a cover of Bobby Taylor's "Oh, I've Been Bless'd", a song also released on the rare 1979 outtakes album Boogie.

David Blumberg, David Van DePitte, Paul Riser, The Corporation – arrangements
Curtis McNair – artwork direction
Ken Kim – artwork, design
Jim Hendin – cover photography



Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 is the debut studio album from Gary, Indiana-based soul family band the Jackson 5, released on the Motown label on December 12, 1969. The Jackson 5's lead singer, a preteenage boy named Michael (who later became a universally-recognized pop star on his own and "The King of Pop"), and his four older brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon, became pop successes within months of this album's release. Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5's only single, "I Want You Back", became a number-one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 within weeks of the album's release. The album reached number 5 on the US Pop Albums chart, and spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the US R&B/Black Albums chart.

The album title suggested that Motown star Diana Ross had discovered the group, as do the Ross-penned liner notes on the back cover. Ross' supposed discovery of the Jackson 5 was in fact part of Motown's marketing and promotions plan for the Jackson 5; it may actually have been Motown producer Bobby Taylor who discovered them. Joe Jackson, the father and manager of the Jackson 5, thanked the "lovely Gladys Knight, (who) extended a helping hand to our family, by calling Motown executives and talking their ear off to take time out of their schedule and meet with us. She believed in us before others. Always grateful to her." Knight also said she brought the Jackson 5 to Motown's attention. Regardless, Ross embraced her assigned role and helped promote the group, especially grooming young Michael Jackson as a star.

The Jackson 5 (sometimes stylized as the Jackson 5ive, later known as the Jacksons) are an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family. The group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana, by Joe Jackson, as well as by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine, with younger brothers Marlon and Michael joining soon after.

The Jackson 5 performed in talent shows and clubs on the Chitlin' Circuit, then signed with Steeltown Records in 1967 and released two singles. In 1968, they left Steeltown Records and signed with Motown, where they were the first group to debut with four consecutive number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the songs "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There". They also achieved sixteen Top-40 singles on the chart. The group left Motown for Epic Records in early 1976, with the exception of Jermaine, who was replaced by youngest brother Randy. At Epic, they released four studio albums and one live album between 1976 and 1981, including the successful albums Destiny (1978) and Triumph (1980) and the singles "Enjoy Yourself", "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", and "Can You Feel It".

The brothers also released solo albums, most successfully Michael. In 1983, Jermaine reunited with the band to perform on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever TV special. They released the Victory album the following year, followed by an extensive tour which also featured songs from Michael's solo albums. After the Victory tour, Michael and Marlon left the group. The remaining four released the poorly received 2300 Jackson Street album in 1989 before being dropped from their label. In 2001, the Jacksons reunited on Michael's 30th Anniversary Celebration TV special. The four eldest of the brothers embarked on their Unity Tour in 2012 following Michael's death, and they planned several major performances for 2017.

According to some sources, The Jackson 5 have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. In 1980, the brothers were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as the Jacksons. They were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Two of the band's recordings ("ABC" and "I Want You Back") are among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and, alongside "I'll Be There", were also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.



The Jacksons 5 Band Members / Musicians
Jermaine Jackson – lead vocals, bass guitar (1965–1975, 1983–1989, 2001, 2012–present)

Jackie Jackson – vocals, tambourine, percussion (1965–1989, 2001, 2012–present)

Tito Jackson – vocals, lead guitar, synthesizer (1965–1989, 2001, 2012–present)

Marlon Jackson – vocals, conga, tambourine, percussion (1965–1985, 2001, 2012–present)

Michael Jackson – lead vocals, conga, percussion (1965–1984, 2001; died 2009)

Randy Jackson – piano, percussion, keyboards, conga, vocals (1976–1989, 2001)



The Jacksons 5 Discography Full

(as The Jackson 5)
1969 Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
1970 ABC
1970 Third Album
1970 Jackson 5 Christmas Album
1971 Maybe Tomorrow
1972 Lookin' Through the Windows
1973 Skywriter
1973 G.I.T.: Get It Together
1974 Dancing Machine
1975 Moving Violation

(as The Jacksons)
1976 The Jacksons
1977 Goin' Places
1978 Destiny
1980 Triumph
1984 Victory
1989 2300 Jackson Street

Tours
The Jacksons Tour (1977) (May 19 – 24, 1977)

Goin' Places Tour (1978) (January 22 – May 13, 1978)

Destiny Tour (1979–1980) (January 22, 1979 – January 13, 1980)

Triumph Tour (1981) (July 8 – September 26, 1981)

Victory Tour (1984) (July 6 – December 9, 1984)

Unity Tour (2012–2013) (June 20, 2012 – July 27, 2013)


Live albums

As The Jackson 5
1973 The Jackson 5 in Japan
2010 Live at the Forum
As The Jacksons
1981 The Jacksons Live!

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