Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Jacksons - Goin' Places (1977)

The Jacksons - Goin' Places (1977)

Tracklist front / back album covers

Side One

"Music's Takin' Over" (John Whitehead, Gene McFadden, Victor Carstarphen) – 4:26

"Goin' Places" (recorded December 1976) – 4:30

"Different Kind of Lady" (Jackie Jackson, Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson) – 4:10

"Even Though You're Gone" – 4:31

Side Two

"Jump for Joy" (recorded December 1976 – 1977) (Dexter Wansel, Cynthia Biggs) – 4:42

"Heaven Knows I Love You, Girl" – 3:55

"Man of War" – 3:13

"Do What You Wanna" (Jackie Jackson, Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson) – 3:31

"Find Me a Girl" – 4:34

The Jacksons Band Members / Musicians

Michael Jackson - lead and backing vocals

Tito Jackson - lead (tracks 6 & 7) and backing vocals, guitars

Marlon Jackson - lead (track 7) and backing vocals

Jackie Jackson - lead (track 7) and backing vocals

Randy Jackson - lead (track 7) and backing vocals, congas

Charles Collins - drums

David Cruse, Larry Washington - bongos, congas

Roland Chambers, Michael "Sugar Bear" Forman, 

Dennis Harris - guitars

Leon Huff, Dexter Wansel - keyboards, piano

Dexter Wansel, Jack Faith - arrangements

Leon Huff, Kenneth Gamble - executive producers
Jay Mark, Joe Tarsia - engineers
Ed Lee, John Berg - design
Reid Miles - photography

Goin' Places is the 12th studio album by the Jacksons. It would be the last Jacksons' album released as a joint venture between Epic Records and Philadelphia International Records. Goin' Places peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States, and at No. 11 on the US Soul Albums chart. The album sold over half a million copies worldwide. A concert tour to promote the album, named the Goin' Places Tour, ran from January to May 1978

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