Monday, July 15, 2013

95 More Songs of Summer - "The Love You Save"

The world got so caught up in the drama over Michael Jackson's life that sometimes I wonder how many people remember that he was a brilliant artist.  From the time the Jackson 5 hit it big in 1969/70, Michael was clearly the star, and a supernova at that.  I think it was Dave Marsh who referred to him as a miniature James Brown.  That's not so far off.

The early Jackson 5 singles were also proof that great music could be the result of a corporate machine - even the songwriting credits of those early hits were credited to "The Corporation."  The exception that proves the rule, perhaps, but true.

"The Love You Save," The Jackson 5," from the summer of 1970.

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