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Seasons Greetings From Motown Records (Promo) SingleSeasons Greetings From Motown Records (Promo) [Single]

'Seasons Greetings From Motown Records' promo (green label) single, sent by Motown to American radio stations and record distributors in 1973. Featured short messages from 14 Motown artists, including Michael, Jackie, Jermaine and Tito Jackson (but not Marlon).

Re-titled 'Christmas Greetings From Michael Jackson', when included on the 1995 festive compilation, 'Motown Christmas Carol'.

Record label: Motown
Released: 1973
Series number: PR 2-1/2-2
Printed: USA
Guide price: 250 €


Ben (Rat Cover) Album CoverBen (Rat Cover) [Album]

On August 4th,1972 appears in the USA on the Motown label the second solo album of Michael Jackson 'Ben'. Title song 'Ben' is at the same time also title song of the movie 'Ben'.

The album became by the way the first no.1 hit in America of Michael's solo career. With this album had convinced Michael us as solo artist.

This is the first get-up of 'Ben', on the foreground of the cover stands a rat, the cover was been changed because parents found it to terrifying for their children. From then there was only standing a picture of Michael on it without rats.

This album is one of the most collector items by the fans and therefore rare to find. The song 'Ben' belongs to one of the favourites.

Track list:

A:
1. Ben - 2:42
2. Greatest Show On Earth - 2:45
3. People Make The World Go Round - 3:07
4. We've Got A Good Thing Going - 3:00
5. Everybody's Somebody's Fool - 2:57
 
B:
1. My Girl - 3:05
2. What Goes Around Comes Around - 4:26
3. In Our Small Way - 3:35
4. Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day - 3:14
5. You Can Cry On My Shoulder - 2:30

Record label: Motown
Released: 04-08-1972
Series number: M775L
Printed: USA
Guide price: 90 €


Got To Be There (Picure Disc) Album FrontGot To Be There (Picture Disc) [Album]

'Got To Be There' is the first picture disc solo debut album by Michael Jackson, released on Motown Records on May 24th, 1972 in the UK (not to be confused with the single of the same name, which was released months earlier, on October 1971).

The picture disc album is hard to find on the market. The front and the back of the picture disc is the same as the 'Got To Be There' album.

Although Jackson was only thirteen years old when he released the album, he demonstrated the vocal urgency of a grown-up veteran singer, as he had done on his records with his brothers in The Jackson 5. The album also included covers of 'Ain't No Sunshine' and 'You've Got A Friend'.

Got To Be There (Picure Disc) Album BackAll songs produced by The Corporation, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson, Hal Davis and Willie Hutch.

Track list:

A:
1. Ain't No Sunshine - 4:07
2. I Wanna Be Where You Are - 2:53
3. Girl Don't Take Your Love From Me - 3:45
4. In Our Small Way - 3:35
5. Got To Be There - 3:20

B:
1. Rockin' Robin - 2:29
2. Wings Of My Love - 3:18
3. Maria (You Were The Only One) - 3:34
4. Love Is Here And Now You're Gone - 2:48
5. You've Got A Friend - 4:52

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 24-05-1972
Series number: STML 11205P
Printed: UK
Guide price: 300 €


Jackson 5 Action Game CoverJackson 5 Action Game

Jackson Five Action Game was released in 1972 in the USA by 'Motown/Shindana Toys' and features a deck of jumbo cards, Jackson 5 Coins, scorecard and markers.

Consists of a small cardboard mat, 4 "horses" of color, 3 gold coins, as well as a deck of cards with images of 5 brothers, this game was accessible to children from 5 years and older.

It is part of the mega rare collectibles in the career of Michael Jackson.


Jackson 5 Action Game

Manufacturer: Motown/Shindana Toys
Released: 1972
Series number: 5000
Printed: USA
Guide price: 350 €


Jackson 5 Maxi - 3 Track (EP) [Single]

Fantastic 'Jackson 5 Maxi' 3 track EP single from The Jackson 5 was released in 1972 in Holland by Tamla Motown.

It's not a medley or mix, just three original versions on this vinyl. Of this single there are 5 different from published, red, green, yellow, pink and orange covers with black & orange paper labels.

On this vinyl you can find 'Ben' of Michael Jackson on the A-side and two hits from the Jackson 5 of the album 'Lookin' Through The Windows' on the B-side, namely 'Lookin' Through The Windows' and 'Little Bitty Pretty One'.

Track list:

A:
1. Ben - 2:42

B:
1. Lookin' Through The Windows - The Jackson 5 - 3:33
2. Little Bitty Pretty One - The Jackson 5 - 2:48

Jackson 5 Maxi - 3 Track (EP) Single Covers

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 1972
Series number: 5C 006-93 991
Printed: Holland
Guide price: 15 € for each single


Got To Be There (Unofficial) Album CoverGot To Be There (Unofficial) [Album]

'Got To Be There' album of Michael Jackson is not official, it's a bootleg from the Melody Recordings label and was released in the USA in 1972.

The Crown cover of the album is special, if we remove the vinyl out of the sleeve we see the same ten tracks as the original album released by the Motown label.

The album contains 4 tracks ranked in the charts: 'Got To Be There', but also 'Rockin' Robin', a cover of Bobby Day, 'I Wanna Be Where You Are', a composition by Leon Ware and 'Ain't No Sunshine'.

Track list:

A:
1. Ain't No Sunshine - 4:07
2. I Wanna Be Where You Are - 2:53
3. Girl Don't Take Your Love From Me - 3:45
4. In Our Small Way - 3:35
5. Got To Be There - 3:20

B:
1. Rockin' Robin - 2:29
2. Wings Of My Love - 3:18
3. Maria (You Were The Only One) - 3:34
4. Love Is Here And Now You're Gone - 2:48
5. You've Got A Friend - 4:52

Record label: Melody Recordings
Released: 1972
Series number: #SS-6017
Printed: USA
Guide price: 25 €


J5 Talk And Sing Personally To Valentine Readers (Flexi Disc) FrontJ5 Talk And Sing Personally To Valentine Readers (Flexi Disc)

The one sided flexi disc of The Jackson 5 was issued by the British Teen magazine 'Valentine' and was released on the Tamla Motown label in1972.

Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 personally talk on the radio to their 'Valentine' magazine readers in the UK and admirers. They introduce themselves and thank their British fans.

It contains a special message from each of J5 wishing a happy Valentine's Day, all between-cut extracts the greatest hits of J5: 'I Wanna Be Where You Are' / 'I'll Be There' / 'ABC' and 'Never Can Say Goodbye'.

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 1972
Series number: #LYN 2639
Printed: UK
Guide price: 30 €


Feelin' Alright (Promo) Single Cover Feelin' Alright (Promo) [Single]

'Feelin' Alright' promo single of Diana Ross with The Jackson 5 was released in the USA by Motown in May 1971 as a promotional item to push the new title on major radio stations and chart return record dealers. The single is taken from the album 'Diana! Original TV Soundtrack'.

One of the rarest Jackson 5 single is a promo-only live version of 'Feelin' Alright', as they performed it on Diana Ross's first solo television special Diana!, which aired on April 18th, 1971. Miss Ross joined them at the end of the song, so it is billed as a duet, even though the Jackson 5 sing 3/4 of the song without her.

The flip side features Diana singing a novelty song with Bill Cosby, and it's more of a true duet. But 'Feelin' Alright' was a complete musical performance, a cover version of a Dave Mason song.

Track list:

A:
1. Feelin' Alright - Diana Ross with The Jackson 5 - 2:12

B:
1. Love Story - Diana Ross and Bill Crosby - 3:06

Record label: Motown
Released: 05-1971
Series number: DJ 719
Printed: USA
Guide price: 50 €


Maybe Tomorrow (Limited Edition) [Orange Vinyl] Album CoverMaybe Tomorrow (Limited Edition) [Orange Vinyl Album]

'Maybe Tomorrow' is The Jackson Five's fourth long-player in less than two years, actually their fifth if you count the excellent holiday offering Jackson 5 'Christmas Album' (1970).

The limited edition (orange vinyl) album was released on April 12th, 1971 in France by Tamla Motown.

It was a promotional campaign organized in 1971 in collaboration with Europe 1 Radio. Most of these copies were distributed to artists and journalists from Europe 1.

If I'm right, there are just 50 of these good pieces.

Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy and Michael continue their prolific run, building off the same combination of swooning slow jams and funky rockers that had catapulted their previous outings into the Top Five R&B and Pop Album surveys.

Maybe Tomorrow (Limited Edition) [Orange Vinyl] AlbumAll songs produced by The Corporation, Hal Davis, Mel Larson & Jerry Marcelino.

Track list:

A:
1. Maybe Tomorrow - 4:41
2. She's Good - 3:00
3. Never Can Say Goodbye - 3:00
4. The Wall - 3:01
5. Petals - 2:34

B:
1. 16 Candles - 2:46
2. (We've Got) Blue Skies - 3:21

3. My Little Baby - 2:58
4. It's Great To Be Here - 3:00
5. Honey Chile - 2:44
6. I Will Find A Way - 2:57

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 12-04-1971
Series number: 2C 062-92403
Printed: France
Guide price: 550 €


The Jackson 5 Book CoverThe Jackson 5 (Book)

The first book published about the Jackson 5 was this unassuming little paperback written by Ellen Motoviloff, published in the USA by Scholastic Books in January 1971.

It is 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" in size and 96 pages long. On the back it states..."The early days in Gary, Indiana. Their exciting discovery by Diana Ross. Special interviews with each of the boys. In words and photos the complete story of The Jackson 5."

The book has the usual breathless reporting of a teen magazine, and there's not much in the text that fans wouldn't already know, except perhaps that Jermaine hates oatmeal. But what makes the book worth seeking out are the photos, some of them taken by the author herself when she visited the J5 at home, and several from their 1970 appearance at the Los Angeles Forum. In fact, the only concert photos are from this performance where there must have been dozens of photos taken.

Publisher: Scholastic Books
Author: Ellen Motoviloff
Released: 01-1971
Language: English
Pages: 96
ISBN: T 2014
Printed: USA
Guide price: 30 €


J5 *Frosted Rice Krinkles* (Post Cereal Box Records) CoverJ5 *Frosted Rice Krinkles* (Post Cereal Box Records)

The J5 *Frosted Rice Krinkles* (post cereal box records) are released in five different 6 inches cardboard records in the series and were featured on the backs of the breakfast *Frosted Rice Krinkles* post cereal boxes in the USA in the year 1971 in conjunction with Motown Records.

Although all five songs are listed on each record, the actual song on each was denoted by a stamped number on the right hand side, each features a color portrait of the J5.

The one-sided, five track Jackson 5 disc (that had to be cut out of the back of the cereal box) included the then hugely popular family group's hits 'ABC',' 'I'll Be There', and 'Never Can Say Goodbye', as well as the slightly lesser known but still excellent tracks 'Darling Dear' and 'Maybe Tomorrow.'

The five different cardboard records are:

'ABC' is stamped with a "1")
'I Want You Back' is stamped with a "2")
'Ill Bet You' is stamped with a "3")
'Darling Dear' is stamped with a "4")
'Maybe Tomorrow' is stamped with a "5")

J5 "Frosted Rice Krinkles" (Post Cereal Box Records)

The cereal maker also hired the group to make a series of 30 second TV commercials for their Alpha Bits cereal. Post also used the Jackson 5 to promote the cereal on Saturday morning TV commercials.

Because of the list of songs, some people have assumed that the records were EPs with 3-5 songs per record. But speaking as someone who actually played the records I can confirm that there was only one song on each record. If you look closely, you can determine which one it is because the number is stamped in a circle.

Other cardboard records were featured on the backs of the breakfast "Super Orange Crisp" and "Super Sugar Crisp" Post Cereal boxes.

Record label: Motown
Released: 1971
Printed: USA
Guide price: 70 €


Both Sides Album Cover Both Sides (Album)

'Both Sides' album of The Jackson 5 was released in Japan in the year 1971 on the Motown label.

It's a fantastic compilation album that featuring the smash hits 'ABC', 'I Want You Back', 'I'll Be There' and a great rendition of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'.

Housed in a unique pasted picture sleeve with fold-out Japanese text/English lyric insert.

Track list:

A:
1. ABC
2. The Love You Save
3. I Want You Back
4. Goin' Back To Indiana
5. Honey Chile

B:
1. Mama's Pearl
2. I'll Be There
3. La-La Means I Love You
4. Maybe Tomorrow
5. Never Can Say Goodbye
6. Bridge Over Troubled Water

Record label: Motown
Released: 1971
Series number: SJET 7540
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 100 €

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