Friday, February 26, 2021

Dancing Machinery: A Jackson In Your House

Let's begin to wrap up Black History postings with this smoking pistol of an anniversary piece.

It's 42 today, from a long time ago before its main protagonist was really a thing on his own, and was still very much part of a group with his brothers.

After this tour, that all changed. For the better maybe at first, but then, as time went on, not so much.

We all know the story, so I won't recount it here.

It's kind of fun to think about it all in this frame, when everyone was young and full of possibility and before the various downfalls put it all into a rather lurid permacontext.

Anyway in their day, and in no small way because of their later-to-fall leader, these guys were among the biggest draws on planet Earth.

This tour, in support of their megahit Destiny platter, went around the world twice and lasted a year, playing to sellout houses throughout.

This show comes from a venue they played three nights.... in the same month. Two at the start and then back at the end of February for this one, aired over Dutch radio.

The Jacksons
Koninklijk Theater Carré
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

01 Dancing Machine
02 Things I Do for You
03 Ben
04 I Am Love
05 Keep On Dancing
06 Jackson 5 medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save
07 I'll Be There
08 band introductions
09 Enjoy Yourself
10 Destiny
11 Show You the Way to Go
12 All Night Dancing
13 Blame It On the Boogie

Total time: 57:15

Jackie Jackson - vocals
Tito Jackson - guitar & vocals
Marlon Jackson - vocals
Michael Jackson - vocals
Randy Jackson - vocals, congas, percussion & keyboards
Bud Rizzo - guitar
Mike McKinney - bass
James McField - keyboards
Tony "T-Bird" Lewis - drums

FM broadcast of indeterminate origin
246 MB FLAC/February 2021 archive link

I'm back tomorrow with the hardcore, vintage BHM shit to make your head go Boom Boom, but don't sleep on The Jacksons here.... and if you do, don't you try to blame it on the boogie or whatnot.--J.

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