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.
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
When we get together this evening for “Great Soul Performances” we are going to pay tribute to the co-founder of Kool & the Gang, Ronald Bell who passed away on Wednesday September 9th. You’ll hear all the big hits by Jersey City, New Jersey’s own. We’ll also be playing songs by: The Manhattans, Dionne Warwick, the Coasters, the Sylvers, Aretha Franklin, David Ruffin, LaBelle, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Artistics, Big Joe Turner and more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.
On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” immediately following, you’ll hear: Donna Summer, Marvin Gaye, the Jacksons, Steve Winwood, the Blues Brothers, Teri DeSario & KC, the Dells, the Mary Jane Girls, the O’Jays, Rick James, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Whitney Houston and others. It starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. Encore time as usual, is tomorrow Sunday at 7PM eastern Time. Don’t forget to join me later this evening for our tribute to Ronald Bell and Kool & the Gang on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” all for you on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
The Jackson 5, later known as the Jacksons, were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family. The group was founded in 1965 in Gary, Indiana, by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine, with younger brothers Marlon and Michael joining soon after. They were among the first black American performers to attain a crossover following, preceded by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Supremes, the Four Tops, and the Temptations.
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 first group to debut with four consecutive number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 with the songs “I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save”, and “I’ll Be There”. They also achieved 16 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 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 Randy Jackson 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.
The Jackson 5 have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. 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 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. 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.
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 . . .
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. . .
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 . . .
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. . .
This afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” the playlist will contain songs by: The Jacksons, Dionne Warwick, Babyface, Melba Moore, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rodney Franklin, Gerald Alston, Michael McDonald, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie and many many more. It commences at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT, to be followed by the encore of last evening’s “Great Soul Performances” at 7PM eastern time. So I’ll see you later ‘gator on RadioMaxMusic.com.
It’s the weekend once again and time for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com. This evening on tap: the Jacksons, Johnnie Taylor, Michael McDonald, the Intruders, Eugene Pitt, Brainstorm, Marvin Gaye, J.R. Bailey, Al Jarreau & David Sanborn “live in concert,” segment 7 of the “Motown Story” and a whole lot more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT with the encore performance on Monday evening at 10PM and Wednesday 12pm eastern time. (Source: Bobby Jay)