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Jackson 5 Dancing Machine

 

 

05/1973 - 07/1974

 

Dancing Machine
B/ It's Too Late To Change The Time
M 1286, 02/1974

Whatever You Got, I Want
B/ I Can't Quit Your Love
M 1308, 10/1974

I Am Love Pt. I
B/ I Am Love Pt. II
M 1310, 12/1974

 

# 16 Pop

 

 

 

Jackson 5 Dancing Machine

USA Motown MS 780

05/09/1974

Recorded at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, Ca.
Mixed by Russ Terrana
Cover Illustration : Ron Kriss

Producers : Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson & Hal Davis

Side 1

 

1. I Am Love 7:30

(Mel Larson / Jerry Marcellino / Don Fenceton / Roderick H. Rancifer)
Produced by Mel Larson & Jerry Marcellino

 

2. Whatever You Got, I Want 2:55

(Jerry Marcellino / Mel Larson / Gene Marcellino)
Produced by Mel Larson & Jerry Marcellino

 

3. She's A Rythm Child 2:37

(Hal Davis / Clarence Drayton / Ruth Talmage)
Produced by Hal Davis

 

4. Dancing Machine 2:41

(Hal Davis / Don Fletcher / Weldon Dean Parks)
Produced by Hal Davis

 

Side 2

 

1. The Life Of The Party 2:33

(Hal Davis / Clarence Drayton / Tamy Smith)
Produced by Hal Davis

 

2. What You Don't Know 4:25

(Mel Larson / Jerry Marcellino)
Produced by Mel Larson & Jerry Marcellino

 

3. If I Don't Love You This Way 3:24

(Pam Swayer / Leon Ware)
Produced by Mel Larson & Jerry Marcellino

 

4. It All Begins And Ends With Love 3:03

(Mel Larson / Jerry Marcellino / Don Fecelon)
Produced by Mel Larson & Jerry Marcellino

 

5. The Mirrors Of My Mind 3:04

(Don Fletcher / Charlotte O-Hare / Nita Garfield)
Produced by Hal Davis

 

This great album was released in 1974, while the single Dancing Machine (already on the previous Get It Together album in 1973) was on air on the american radios. It was the strategy of Motown at the time : taking advange of the success of the single, Motown took eight unreleased songs and gathered them in this album, released right after the promotion for Get It Together. The great novelty is the original concept of I Am Love, produced and cowritten by Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson, protégés of Hal Davis. With its melody, its texture, and its tempo, together with a funky-metal climate, the track brings you in a stunning trip. The song translate a group dynamic : a first part sung by Jermaine, then a bridge by Michael, and the end with Jermaine as a conclusion.

Ce superbe album est sorti en 1974, alors que le single Dancing Machine (qui était présent sur le précédent album Get It Together en 1973) était encore diffusé sur les ondes américaines. Ils'agit en fait de la stratégie Motown à cette époque: profitant du succès du single, Motown prit huit chanson inédites et les rassembla dans cet album, sorti tout de suite après la promotion de Get It Together. La grande nouveauté de l'album est le concept original de I Am Love, produit et coécrit par Jerry Marcellino et Mel Larson, protégés de Hall Davis. Avec sa mélodie, sa texture et son tempo intriguant et bien ficelés, ainsi qu'avec son climat funk-metal, le titre vous emmène à travers un sublime voyage. Le titre reflète également bien la dynamique du groupe: une première partie chantée par Jermaine, puis un pont repris par Michael, pour revenir à Jermaine en conclusion.

 

 

Collection


Dancing Machine
Original LP, 1974
MS 780 
USA
common

Dancing Machine
Original LP, 1974
STML 11275
UK
common

Dancing Machine
Original LP, 1974
2 C 064 95881
France
not common

Dancing Machine
Original LP, 1974
1 C 064 95881
Germany
not common

Dancing Machine
"Maquina Para Bailar"
Original LP, 1975
Rare Earth 601
Argentina
not common


Dancing Machine
LP Reissue
USA, 1984
5334 ML
USA
common

Dancing Machine / Moving Violation
2 albums on 1 CD, 2001
440 014 384 2
USA
common