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28Apr
2013
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#SoulfulSundays “I Want You Back” The Jackson 5

Jermaine Jackson & Michael Jackson's Shoulder.  Photo: RealOne.com

Welcome to #SoulfulSundays where we look back on some Soulful Music and performances starting this Sunday and every Sunday from here on. Our first pick is "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5.

We couldn't think of a better way to start off #SoulfulSundays. We hope you enjoy it!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Soul never sounded so good on a Sunday....

18Apr
2012
0

Video: Dick Clark Interviews A Young Michael Jackson On “American Bandstand”


Here is one of Michael Jackson's first interviews on "American Bandstand" with Dick Clark. It was with his brothers, the Jackson 5.

Gotta love how MJ just took Dick's microphone and made it his. Dick was being playful with Michael. Interesting that Michael said he is not shy.

Dick Clark passed away this morning at the age of 82 from a massive heart attack.-DocFB

8Sep
2011
1

Victoria Justice Covers “I Want You Back” By The Jackson 5

I'm glad I found this live version of "I Want You Back" covered by Victoria Justice and the cast of "Victorious" because the video is horrible.

Everyone gives people flack who cover Jackson 5 songs or MJ songs for that matter, but Victoria does a great live version...and her mic is on. So, hopefully the Michael Jackson fans will dig this cover of the J5 classic that was recorded at the Avalon in Hollywood, Ca.

What do you think of it?-DocFB

Diagnosis: With Her I Would Be Victorious Too

15Jun
2011
4

Review: Janelle Monae Wants You Back For More

Janelle Monae. Photo: Dr. Funkenberry
Janelle Monae. Photo: Dr. Funkenberry

Janelle Monae. Photo: Dr. Funkenberry

Janelle Monae funked up the Gibson Sunday and Tuesday with Bruno Mars.  Her 1 hour set shows her live show is something to be talked about as she brings back old school R&B to her performance.

Janelle did an hour set that brought the crowd to their feet for most of her set.  It is a performance piece so, aside from going into the crowd towards the end of her set and having them participate that way, there was little crowd interaction.  Hopefully, with her next CD, the performance will have more crowd participation.  Right here, right now, it works though.

Janelle covered "Smile" and The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" that would have made Michael Jackson proud.

Janelle Monae. Photo: Dr.Funkenberry

Janelle Monae. Photo: Dr.Funkenberry

Janelle's performance is better than a year ago where sometimes her energy came across as shouting, but she has learned to keep her energy and her voice loud and has won me over. 

Janelle has said she has already thinking and working towards her 2nd CD and we are looking forward to it as well.  Janelle is a talent that some may need warming up to (Although if you can't dance to "Tightrope" I don't know what's wrong with you) and we have a feeling that Janelle will be rocking it for a while. 

It's nice to see a female bringing back that 70's old school type of show without having to show skin to entertain.-Dr.FB

Janelle Monae Photo: Dr.Funkenberry

Janelle Monae Photo: Dr.Funkenberry

17Aug
2009
4

Michael Jackson Remix Set On It’s Way

Michael Jackson Remixes Coming In October. Photo: Motown
Michael Jackson Remixes Coming In October. Photo: Motown

Michael Jackson Remixes Coming In October. Photo: Motown

A Michael Jackson remix box set of his songs and with the Jackson 5 is on it's way! In digital form and a box set due October 27th.

Check out these names;

Dallas Austin, Stargate,The Neptunes, Polow the Don, Salaam Remi, Frankie Knuckles, Steve Aoki, Emile Haynie, Wayne Wilkins, Rico Love, Tricky Stewart, DJ Cassidy, Jim Jonsin, Colin Munroe, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie, Sturken & Rogers, Rodney Jerkins, No ID, Mark Hoppus, Q-Tip & DJ Skee.

The 5 part digital suite will be available starting August 25th and every 2 weeks after. Part I will feature "I Wanna Be Where You Are" remixed by Dallas Austin, "Skywriter" remixed by Stargate, "Never Can Say Goodbye" remixed by the Neptunes, "Dancing Machine" remixed by Polow The Don and "ABC" remixed by Salaam Remi.

This should be a rather interesting set to say the least.-Dr.FB

 

27Jun
2009
91

Prince & Michael Jackson Were Friends?

Prince & Michael Jackson.  Photo: MSN.Com
Prince & Michael Jackson.  Photo: MSN.Com

Prince & Michael Jackson. Photo: MSN.Com

Prince and Michael Jackson were friendly rivals?  Seriously? According to former band members of the Purple One, it's true.

A report in the Startribune, Bobby Z., Prince's drummer for the Revolution, remembers watching the 1984 Grammys with Prince as Michael Jackson swept the Grammys.

"We were watching rough cuts of [the movie] 'Purple Rain,' and we knew that's where Prince wanted to be the next year," Z said Thursday.

Michael Jackson even showed up to 2 Purple Rain shows backstage.  Although Michael Jackson did want to work with Prince a few years later, Prince declined due to lyrical differences.

Michael Bland insisted they got along fine.  "They'd shoot hoops at Paisley Park," Prince's studio/home in Chanhassen. "We used to get packages from MJJ Productions [with] footage of Sly Stone performing in Europe. Prince would pop it in the VCR, and we'd watch it."

Prince even defended Michael at a press conference in 2000 where he said something along the lines of "we don't really know what is going on with him and maybe we need to chill on that." (I can't find the original transcript so paraphrasing people.)

Personally speaking, I did see Michael Jackson attend one of Prince's shows at 3121 Las Vegas in 2006 with Wil I Am of the Black Eyed Peas and Chris Tucker. Michael did not make the after show as planned where he was to be seated with Michael Jordan.

Recently, Prince has been performing Michael Jackson songs in his sets, "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" and recently "Dancing Machine" by the Jackson 5

It's nice to know my favorite artist Prince had an interesting connection with Michael that many of us did not know, beating him in hoops I am sure. -Dr.FB

31Oct
2008
3

Michael Jackson Denies Jackson 5 Reunion.

Jermaine, I Am Begging You...Shut Up!  File Photo
Jermaine, I Am Begging You...Shut Up!  File Photo

Jermaine, I Am Begging You...Shut Up! File Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did MJ really need to deny reports?  Well, he did regardless, for the fools who actually thought this was going to happen.

Seriously, they announced Janet would be opening the tour, who is following her brother's foorsteps by cancelling shows a lot.  With both of them on a tour, let's say a 60 city tour, 2 shows would happen. 

When was the last time MJ toured?  Please enlighten me.  Let's work on getting Michael back on track before his brothers. If you think his career is over, how often will you be hearing a certain song today?-Dr.FB