Tag: Jacksons

Wednesday 11/23/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Jacksons – Triumph (1980)

Triumph is the fourteenth studio album by the Jacksons, released in October 1980 by Epic Records.

The album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States and peaked at No. 10 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. Triumph sold three million copies worldwide in its original run. Hit singles from the album were “Lovely One”, “Heartbreak Hotel” (which was later renamed “This Place Hotel” to avoid confusion with the Elvis Presley song “Heartbreak Hotel”), and “Can You Feel It”.

The Jacksons shared lead vocals and solo spots on some songs on the album, but Michael Jackson, who had recently released his multi-platinum selling album Off the Wall (1979), handles most of the lead vocals and writing duties. Triumph was the Jacksons’ first album to reach number-one on the US Billboard R&B Albums chart since Maybe Tomorrow in 1971. The album sold over two million copies worldwide, and the Jacksons did not release another studio LP until Victory in 1984. On December 10, 1980, Triumph achieved its Platinum certification in the United States for the sales of over one million copies in the country. It was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1981.

  1. “Can You Feel It” 6:00
  2. “Lovely One” 4:52
  3. “Your Ways” 4:31
  4. “Everybody” 5:00
  5. “Heartbreak Hotel” 5:44
  6. “Time Waits for No One” 3:24
  7. “Walk Right Now” 6:29
  8. “Give It Up” 4:20
  9. “Wondering Who” 4:19

Michael Jackson – lead and backing vocals, percussion
Jackie Jackson – backing vocals, lead vocals (track 9)
Tito Jackson – guitar, backing vocals
Marlon Jackson – backing vocals, timpani (track 5), co-lead vocals (track 8)
Randy Jackson – percussion, backing vocals, co-lead vocals (track 1)

David Williams – guitar (1-5, 7-9)
Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar (5)
Greg Poree – guitar (6)
Michael Sembello – guitar (2, 5, 8)
Phil Upchurch – guitar (3)
Michael Boddicker – synthesizer (7, 9)
Ronnie Foster – keyboards (1, 9)
Webster Lewis – synthesizer (7)
Greg Phillinganes – keyboards (1-9), synthesizers (7)
Gary Coleman – vibraphone (1, 7, 8)
Clay Drayton – bass (6, 8)
Mike McKinney – bass (4)
Nathan Watts – bass (1-3, 5, 7)
Ollie E. Brown – drums (1, 2, 4-9)
Lenny Castro – percussion (9)
Paulinho da Costa – percussion (2, 3, 5-8)
Gary Herbig – flute (7)
Larry Hall – horns (4, 7)
Jerry Hey – horns (4, 5, 7)
Kim Hutchcroft – horns (4, 7)
Bill Reichenbach – horns (4, 7)
La Toya Jackson – voice scream (5)
Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Stephanie Spruill – backing vocals (track 5)
Audra Tillman, Brian Stilwell, Brigette Bush, Gerry Gruberth, Lita Aubrey, Peter Wade, Rhonda Gentry, Roger Kenerly II, Soloman Daniels, Yolanda Kenerly – backing vocals (The Children’s Choir) (track 1)
Arnold McCuller, Bob Mack, Bunny Hull, Carmen Twillie, Carolyn Dennis, Gerry Garrett, Gregory Wright, Jim Gilstrap, Josie James, Lewis Price, Lisa Roberts, Paulette Brown, Paulette McWilliams, Phyllis St. James, Tyrell “Rock” Deadrick, Roger Kenerly-Saint, Ronald Vann, Roy Galloway, Venetta Fields – backing vocals (The Adults’ Choir) (track 1)

Friday 10/29/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Jacksons

This article presents the discography of The Jackson 5 (currently known as The Jacksons), an American family band from Gary, Indiana. Founding group members Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael formed the group after performing in an early incarnation called The Jackson Brothers, which originally consisted of a trio of the three older brothers. Youngest brother Randy Jackson replaced Jermaine when the brothers signed with Epic Records and Jermaine stayed with Motown Records. In 1984, Jermaine returned to the group, but by 1989 Marlon and Michael had already left to focus on their solo careers. Overall, 18 of the group’s singles rose within the US Billboard Top 20, with the first four reaching #1.

Saturday 10/17, 2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Jacksons – Victory (1984)

Victory is the fifteenth studio album by the Jacksons. It was released by Epic Records on July 2, 1984. The album was the only album to include all six Jackson brothers together as an official group; also, it was the band’s last album to be entirely recorded with lead singer Michael Jackson, as well as their first album to feature Jermaine Jackson since 1975’s Moving Violation.

Victory has sold over 7 million copies worldwide and was certified 2× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in October 1984. It peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and its most successful single “State of Shock” peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Victory was supported by the Victory Tour, with Michael, who had recently released the world’s all-time best-selling album, Thriller, prominently featured.

Shortly after the Victory Tour ended, Michael and Marlon Jackson quit the group. Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Jackie Jackson continued on as the Jacksons, and releasing one more album, 1989’s 2300 Jackson Street (whose title track did feature all six Jackson brothers, along with their sisters Janet and Rebbie) before splitting up.

1. “Torture” 4:53
2. “Wait” 5:25
3. “One More Chance” 5:06
4. “Be Not Always” 5:36
5. “State of Shock” (With Mick Jagger) 4:30
6. “We Can Change the World” 4:45
7. “The Hurt” 5:26
8. “Body” 5:06

Randy Jackson – vocals; keyboards & synthesizer
Jackie Jackson – vocals; horn arrangements
Michael Jackson – vocals
Marlon Jackson – vocals; keyboards, synthesizer,
Tito Jackson – vocals; guitars keyboards, synthesizer, drum programming
Jermaine Jackson – vocals

Wednesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Albert Hammond, Grand Funk Railroad, Undisputed Truth, Stevie Wonder, Jacksons, Elton John, Dave Edmunds, Argent, Diana Ross, Heart, Warren Zevon and more . . .

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Anita Baker, Hooters, Bangles, Rolling Stones, Genesis, Danny Wilson, Gordon Lightfoot, Huey Lewis and The News, Jacksons, Warren Zevon, Sheena Easton and much more. . . 

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s.  Temptations, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Harry Chapin, Lou Rawls, Neil Young, Elton John, Paul McCartney & Wings, Rod Stewart, Jacksons, Van Halen, Stevie Wonder, Blondie and more . . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on the Sounds of The 80’s, Edie Brickell, Cars, Robert Palmer, America, Julian Lennon, Dave Edmunds, Hall & Oates, Whispers, Jacksons, AC/DC and more. . .