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The Jackson 5ive Animated Series on DVD for First-Time Ever!

For the FIRST-TIME EVER this complete animated series, that includes 23 FULL-LENGTH EPISODES and 46 ORIGINAL JACKSON 5IVE SONGS, will be available to fans on DVD and BLU-RAY!

With 2 complete songs in each episode you can join JACKIE, TITO, JERMAINE, MARLON and MICHAEL on tour, laughing at their crazy adventures and singing your heart out along the way GROOVY!

Introduced in 1971, the cartoon takes the Jackson brothers on a colorful journey, teaching them a life lesson along the way of all 23 episodes. Making this DVD extra special is that each episode features two digitally re-mastered tracks from the Jackson 5ive! This is something that all avid Jackson fans will love, as the cartoon brings back the glory years and celebrates the immense talents that each Jackson possessed.

Come And Get It: The Rare Pearls : Tracklist and cover

Disc 1

1. (We’re The) Music Makers

2. If The Shoe Don’t Fit

3. Come And Get It (Love’s On The Fire)

4. I Got A Sure Thing

5. After You Leave Girl

6. Mama Told Me Not To Come

7. Iddint

8. Since I Lost My Baby

9. Keep An Eye

10. Movin’

11. Feelin’ Alright

12. You Better Watch Out

13. I’m Your Sunny One (He’s My Sunny Boy)

14. Someone’s Standing In My Love Light

Disc 2

1. If You Want Heaven

2. You Can’t Hurry Love

3. Keep Off The Grass

4. Going My Way

5. Makin’ Life A Little Easier For You

6. Up On The Roof

7. If I Can’t Nobody Can

8. Our Love

9. I Can’t Get Enough Of You

10. Cupid

11. Let’s Go Back To Day One

12. Would Ya Would Ya Baby

13. Love Trip

14. Label Me Love

15. Jumbo Sam

16. That’s How Love Is

17. If I Have To Move A Mountain

18. Mama’s Pearl

Come And Get It: The Rare Pearls

"Come And Get It : Rare Pearls" New Motown Release

A new 3CD set will be released by Motown in September… More than a compilation… stay tuned!

A great rare home video footage of the Jackson 5!

I have an album Getting Together withe the Jackson 5. It has other artists joining them such as The Platters, Brook Benton, Inez & Charlie Foxx, etc. The number is MDS 1047. The label on the record says Musico records, Skokie, Illinois. What is the value of my record?

This is an album released in 1972 by Musico, Talmadge Productions. It contains only 2 J5 songs : “We Don’t have To Be Over 21” and “Some Girls Want Me For Their Lover”, 2 Steeltown recordings.

This is an abusive use of the name “Jackson 5”, and live pictures of the group.

A few copies were released but you can find it easily on Ebay. Don’t buy it for more than 20$.

Michael Jackson Icon : a new Motown compilation

Michael Jackson Icon

Michael Jackson, already an ICON as lead singer of the Jackson 5, became a solo artist at age 13 with his hit single “Got To Be There.” This ICON release includes all of MJ’s best-known solo hits and album cuts from his Motown days, highlighted by the No. 1 Pop smash, “Ben.”

Release date : March 6, 2012

Track Listing

1. Got To Be There
2. I Wanna Be Where You Are
3. Rockin’ Robin
4. People Make The World Go ‘Round
5. With A Child’s Heart
6. Happy (Love Theme From Lady Sings The Blues)
7. Ben
8. We’re Almost There
9. Just A Little Bit Of You
10. One Day In Your Life
11. Music And Me

Amazing Japanese box-set!

Vynil replicas of the original US LPs with high level of details.

The last ones on

Jackson 5 cartoon : Possible DVD release in 2012?

In 1971, animation producers Rankin/Bass put together the cartoon personifications of Michael, Marlon, Jermaine, Jackie and Tito with the ABC-aired Saturday morning show the Jackson 5ive. The half-hour program ran for 23 episodes, including a kick-off episode with Motown legend Diana Ross voicing herself. The actual Jacksons weren’t part of the regular voice cast, though, as their busy musical schedules prevented it. 

However, it’s interesting to note that the voice actor who played Michael Jackson in this show, Donald Fullilove, is still active today (unlike most of his “brothers” in this show), and has been heard recently in American Dad!, Wall-E and Up. The group’s musical producer in the show’s adventures (a personification of Motown founder Berry Gordy), was played by Paul Frees…a voice well known in film and TV (including the original War of the Worlds, Steve Canyon, Mister Magoo, “Boris Badenov” in Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends, “Ignatz Mouse” in Krazy Kat, “Colossus” in Colossus: The Forbin Project , “narrator” of Hardware Wars, various characters in the animated productions The Hobbit, The Return of the King, and “K.A.R.R.” in Knight Rider…he had also been the original Pillsbury Doughboy!). Other on-screen characters in the cartoon included Michael’s pet mice, “Ray” and “Charles”, and pet snake “Rosie”.

Why the trip down memory lane? Well, nothing is official, and we’re not even certain how accurate this is. NOT to cast doubts on the website who gets the credit for this info, or anything like that. It’s just that during the past couple of years, especially as many of this sort of show come to DVD via manufacture on demand programs, and those programs often make plans to release an old show like this one, but then some sort of obstacle comes up and the title doesn’t see the light of day. However, while we should take it with a grain of salt until the official studio announcement comes through (whenever that may be), we’re pleased to pass along word from historian Rick Goldschmidt’s “Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass” blog, posted there yesterday, that “RANKIN/BASS’ THE JACKSON FIVE SHOW coming to DVD in 2012! ” Our thanks to reader Phil Satterley for the heads-up! Stay tuned, of course, and we’ll fill you in as further information becomes available to us.

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