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Jackson 5 ABC
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Produced by Hal Davis & The Corporation

Executive Producer : Berry Gordy

Recorded in 1969-1970 at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.

Photos : Paul Slaughter, Joseph Hernandez

August 1969 - March 1970

Other tracks from ABC recording sessions
Autres titres issus des sessions d'enregistrements de ABC

I Was Made To Love Her
I Hear A Symphony
You Ain't Giving Me What I Want (So I'm Taking It All Back)
We Can Have Fun
Honey Chile
Don't Let Your Baby Catch You
Lavender Blue
A Fool For You
Money Honey

 

ABC
B/The Young Folks
M 1163, 02/1970, #1 R&B, #1 Pop

The Love You Save
B/ I Found That Girl
M 1166, 05/1970, #1 R&B, #1 Pop

 

# 1 R&B, # 4 Pop
# 16 UK

 

ABC

USA May 8, 1970

 

Side 1

1. The Love You Save 2:42

(The Corporation)
Produced by The Corporation

2. One More Chance2:56

(The Corporation)
Produced by The Corporation

3. ABC 2:38

(The Corporation)
Produced by The Corporation

4. 2-4-6-8 2:48

(Pam Sawyer / Gloria R. Jones)
Produced by Hal Davis

5. (Come Round There) You're The One I Need 2:40

(Brian Holland / Lamont Dozier / Edward Holland Jr.)
Produced by Hal Davis

6. Don't Know Why I Love You 3:15

(Don Hunter / Stevie Wonder / Lula Hardaway / Paul Riser)
Produced by Hal Davis

Side 2

1. Never Had a Dream Come True 2:52

(Henry Cosby / Stevie Wonder / Sylvia Moy)
Produced by Hal Davis

2. True Love Can Be Beautiful3:07

(Bobby Taylor / Jeanna Jackson / Leonard Caston)
Produced by Bobby Taylor & Leonard Caston

3. La-La Means I Love You 3:01

(Thomas Bell / William Hart)
Produced by Hal Davis

4. I'll Bet You 3:17

(George Clinton / Sylvia Barnes / Theresa Linsey)
Produced by Hal Davis

5. I Found That Girl 2:42

(The Corporation)
Produced by The Corporation

6. The Young Folks 2:58

(George Gordy / Allen Story)
Produced by Dave Blumberg


 

On May 8th, 1970, Motown released the second LP of the Jackson 5, called "ABC". It contains cover versions of Don't Know Why I Love You (Stevie Wonder), (Come Round There) You're The One I Need (Smokey Robinson), The Young Folks (Supremes), La-La Means I Love You (Delfonics), the psychedelic I'll Bet You (George Clinton), and also original tracks like One More Chance, 2-4-6-8, The Love You Save and ABC. The latters topped at number 1, demonstrating that the band earned itself a own style. The recording sessions included tracks that would be released, several decades after, in the Soulsation ! compilation : You Ain't Giving Me What I Want (So I'm Taking It All Back), Money Honey , and A Fool For You.

"ABC" topped at #4 in the Pop charts, better than their first album with more than 850000 buyers, during the first year in the USA.

On May 2nd, 1970, the Jackson 5 gave their first Motown concert, at the Philadelphia Convention Center. They gave an outstanding performance, with at the head of them, little Michael, who was proving that he was provided with a great professionalism.

In July 1970, Michael and his brothers break crowd records at the Great Western Forum of Los Angeles, with 18000 spectators. On october 9th, they began a tour on the East coast, but didn't manage to finish their show, fans' enthusiasm might have turned into riot. On 10th of october, in Philadelphia stadium, girls passed out, while Jermaine sang I Found That Girl.

 

 

Le 8 mai 1970, Motown publie le deuxième 33 tours des Jackson 5 sous le titre de "ABC". Il comporte les reprises de Don't Know Why I Love You (Stevie Wonder), (Come Round There) You're The One I Need (Smokey Robinson), The Young Folks (The Supremes), La-La Means I Love You (Delphonics), le psychédélique I'll Bet You (George Clinton), et des originaux comme One More Chance, 2-4-6-8, The Love You Saveet ABC, deux numéros 1, démontrant que la formation se forge un style original. Les sessions d'enregistrements ont permis de réaliser des titres qui seront édités des décennies plus tard sur "Soulsation !": You Ain't Giving Me What I Want (So I'm Taking It All Back), Money Honey , et A Fool For You.

ABC se classera 4e, ses ventes surclassant celles du premier, avec plus de 850 000 acheteurs, la première année aux USA.

Le 2 mai 1970, les Jackson 5 donnent leur premier concert en tête d'affiche au Convention Center de Philadelphie, ils brûlent ces planches, avec à leur tête le minuscule Michael, qui s'avère doté d'un professionnalisme digne d'un vétéran du spectacle.

En juillet 1970, Michael et ses frères battent le record d'affluence au Great Western Forum de Los Angeles avec 18 000 spectateurs. Le 9 octobre, ils débutent une tournée sur la côte Est, mais n'arrivent pas à terminer leur show, la ferveur de leurs fans risquant de tourner à l'émeute. Le 10, pour un passage dans un stade de Philadelphie, une quinzaine de jeunes filles s'évanouissent alors que Jermaine interprète I Found That Girl.

 



Collection

Jackson 5 ABC
ABC
Original LP, 1970
MS 709
USA
common


ABC
Ampex Reel to reel, 1970
X 709
USA
not common

Jackson 5 ABC
ABC
Original LP, 1970
STML 111561
UK
common

Jackson 5 ABC
ABC
Original LP, 1970
5 C 054 91532
Netherlands
not common


ABC
Original Album, 1970
2 C 054 91532
France
not common

Jackson 5 ABC
ABC
LP Reissue, 1975
Original series 535018
France
not common

Jackson 5 ABC
ABC
Original LP, 1970
ECI-62
Colombia
not common

Jackson 5 ABC
ABC
CD Album, 1991
3746351522
USA
not common


ABC
Original album, 1970
SJET 8257
Japan
not common

Jackson 5 ABC
ABC
CD Album, 1998
530 946 2
USA
common

Jackson 5 ABC
ABC
Cassette, 1991
Europe
not common

Jackson 5 ABC
Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 - ABC
2 albums on 1 CD, 1986
ZD 72483 (Europe)
MCD 08019 MD (USA)
not common

Jackson 5 ABC
Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 - ABC
2 albums on 1 CD, 2000
159 512 2
UK
common

Jackson 5 ABC
Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 - ABC
2 albums on 1 CD, 2001
440 014 380 2
USA
common

ABC
ABC
LP Reissue, 2009
STML 11156
Europe
not common


Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five - ABC
2 albums on 1 CD, 2010

Europe
common