Joyful Jukebox Music

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Joyful Jukebox Music
Studio album by The Jackson 5 featuring Michael Jackson
Released October 26, 1976
Recorded November 1974 – February 1975
Genre Soul, funk, pop
Label Motown
M761L
Producer Hal Davis & The Corporation
The Jackson 5 featuring Michael Jackson chronology
Moving Violation
(1975)
Joyful Jukebox Music
(1976)
The Jacksons
(1976)

Joyful Jukebox Music is a 1976 album by The Jackson 5 released on the Motown label. It was released after The Jackson 5 broke their contract with Motown;[1][2] Michael and his brothers had already released the album The Jacksons when Joyful Jukebox Music landed in the bins. Before this break, the Jackson 5 were working hard, dozens of songs per album; Motown gathered some that had been recorded around the years 1974-1975, for recording sessions and albums: Skywriter, Get It Together, Dancing Machine and Moving Violation.[3] Those years were very prolific for the Jackson brothers, since in addition to the aforementioned two albums and tracks, Jermaine, Michael and Jackie each had a solo album at that time (respectively Come Into My Life, Music & Me, Jackie Jackson and Forever, Michael), Tito also recorded instrumental solos.

The albums Joyful Jukebox Music and Boogie were distributed for a very short period, and the album is one of the rarest albums of the Jackson 5, though not as scarce as Boogie. In 2004, it was available for a limited time from Hip-O Select, to complement Motown's 2001 "2 Albums on 1 CD" re-issue set of the Jackson 5's albums, on which some of these songs were issued as bonus tracks. Although only 5,000 copies were pressed, the album contains the previously unreleased full 15+ minute take of the song "Hum Along and Dance."[4] It is currently available for purchase on iTunes.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Joyful Jukebox Music" (Tom Bee, Michael Edward Campbell) - 3:15 (Dancing Machine sessions, January 1975)
  2. "Window Shopping" (Clay Drayton, Tamy Smith, Pam Sawyer) - 2:47 (Dancing Machine sessions, December 8, 1974)
  3. "You're My Best Friend, My Love" (Sam Brown III, Christine Yarian) - 3:24 (Forever Michael/ Moving Violation sessions, December 1974)
  4. "Love Is The Thing You Need" (Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell) - 3:05 (Skywriter sessions, November 1974)
  5. "The Eternal Light" (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) - 3:13 (Dancing Machine sessions, December 1974)
  6. "Pride and Joy" (Norman Whitfield, Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson) - 3:13 (Marvin Gaye cover, G.I.T.: Get it Together sessions, February 1975)
  7. "Through Thick and Thin" (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) - 2:42 (Moving Violation sessions, November 1974)
  8. "We're Here To Entertain You" (Hal Davis, Nita Garfield, Charlotte O'Hara) - 3:02 (Dancing Machine sessions, January 1975)
  9. "Make Tonight All Mine" (Freddie Perren, Christine Yarian) - 3:19 (G.I.T.: Get it Together sessions, January 1975)
  10. "We're Gonna Change Our Style" (Clay Drayton, Judy Cheeks) - 2:46 (Moving Violation sessions, February 1975)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Randall (2012). Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson. Grove Press. 
  2. ^ Taraborrelli, J Randy (2009). Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness. Pan. 
  3. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Joyful Jukebox Music: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  4. ^ HIPO
  5. ^ Joyful Jukebox Music / Boogie - iTunes

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