Friday, June 26, 2009

Jackson 5ive

I slept in today. I've spent the afternoon sluggishly moving around the house, due to the heat and to caffeine depletion. About an hour ago I made some coffee and started pulling out my J5 records, of which I snapped a pic (above).

When I was a freshman in college I got my hands on about a dozen Jackson 5ive LPs, which I played relentlessly. It was my introduction to the late 60's/early 70's Motown era. While I appreciate much of Michael's solo work (particularly 1978's Off The Wall), there's a special place I hold for the colorful work of the Jackson 5ive, records like Maybe Tomorrow, Skywriter, and the superfunky Get it Together.

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