Destiny ... LP Epic, 1978. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A heavy groove and a heady title that points the way towards Michael Jackson's soon-to-be legendary solo career – all served up in a batch of tracks that resonate nicely with the Off The Wall groove! The sound here really isn't disco or club, but it's a nicely upbeat groove that shows The Jacksons at the top of their game – tightly stepping and often highly rhythmic – and striking a great balance between strong lead vocals and some of the sweeter harmonies that got them going in the past. Titles include the sublime groovers "Blame It On The Boogie" and "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)", plus great sleepers like "All Night Dancin", "Bless His Soul", "Things I Do For You" and "That's What You Get For Being Polite". LP, Vinyl record album
Jacksons ... LP Philadelphia International, 1976. Used Gatefold ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff – and a key link between the early work of the Jackson 5 on Motown and Michael's later grooves with Quincy Jones! The Gamble/Huff team give the group a smooth sweet sound – definitely in a dancefloor mode, with some of the bassy riffs of Michael's Off The Wall album, but also with all the sweet catchy soul of earlier years – a really great blend that makes the album a great winner in the group's post-Motown years! The album includes the incredible smooth soul number "Show You The Way To Go", a killer cut that's very much in the Philly modern mode – and other tracks include "Style Of Life", "Enjoy Yourself", "Think Happy", "Blues Away", and "Living Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, cutout notch, factory & tracklist stickers, and some wear.)
Possible matches: 4
Bill Wolfer —
Wolf ... LP Constellation, 1982. Very Good- ...
A rare set of blue-eyed soul from the early 80s – recorded by Bill Wolfer, singer and keyboardist who'd worked heavily with Stevie Wonder in the late 70s, and also a bit with the Jacksons in the early 80s. Wolfer's one of the only white artists to record for the mega-hit Solar label in LA – and this album has a great sound that's somewhere between the work of other Solar artists, and the work that Stevie Wonder was doing at the end of the 70s. Titles include "Call Me", "So Shy", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", "Nobody Knows", "Soaring", "Wake Up", "Pop Quiz", and "Camouflage". LP, Vinyl record album
Jaunty pop soul from Dreamboy – a group who almost seem to be going for Jacksons-like crossover appeal on this early 80s "mini album"! (What ever happened to that format anyway? Seemed to pop up a bit in 1983, then quickly disappeared.) The upbeat tunes are chunky/funky in a bottom-bass way – almost an echo of Rick James, and some of the more commercial soul over at Motown – but the ballads are a bit gentler, and showcase a warmer harmony side of the group that we'd like to hear more of. 6 titles in all – including "Don't Go", "Let's Go Out", "Slow Down", "Walk The Streets", "Get Off", and "I Want To Know Your Name". LP, Vinyl record album
A testament as to how many hits the Jacksons produced in a short amount of time – this Greatest Hits was compiled only three years after the group's first record was released. It contains all the goodies you'd ever want by them, from arguably their best years. This excellent single LP contains cuts like "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", "Mama's Pearl", "Goin Back To Indiana", "Maybe Tomorrow", and "I Found That Girl". Beautiful stuff, never to be equalled. Michael, what happened? LP, Vinyl record album
A great early album by the Jacksons – with a monster batch of cuts arranged by Gene Page and The Corporation, all put together with a soulful groove that the group definitely lost on later albums! The highlight is the funky "It's Great To Be Here" – an excellent lesser-known track that's gone onto a whole second level of fame in the breakbeat/crate digging generation! But other tracks are all pretty great too – with loads of killer compositions by The Corporation – titles that include their hit cover of "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "Honey Chile", "I Will Find A Way", "Petals", "The Wall", and "She's Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a light stain.)