R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Download or Listen to The Jackson 5 – It’s Great To Be Here from the Motown Lp Maybe Tomorrow

I know that this isn’t really a record, or person I would normally review. I play a fair amount of Michael Jackson on certain nights. How could I not? He earned the nickname “The King of Pop”, and his extra curricular activities aside (the Howard Hughes like existence he lived, the children incidents, which I am definitely not a fan of, etc.), has impacted the music industry like no other performer. This is definitely not a post to give a history of the performer, because every major media outlet will no doubt be covering that and the weird life he lived for more than the last 10 years. I just wanted to give some props to a guy who put out some pretty fine music. I wanted to share a side that I do spin on the regular. It’s got a great break in it, and most people have no idea that it’s the Jackson 5. So with that, I say Rest In peace MJ. Thanks for all the great music. Enjoy The Jackson 5 and “It’s Great To Be Here” from the Motown Lp Maybe Tomorrow. Keep Diggin’!

4 responses to “R.I.P. Michael Jackson

  1. Wow! That is a great one, one I’ve never heard before. Has that opening drum break been sampled by anyone? Its a killer. Thank you for this and long live the King of Pop

  2. I had to get to the bottom of this. Sure enough:
    It’s Great to Be Here (1971) sampled by 702 on All I Want (1997)
    It’s Great to Be Here (1971) sampled by Puff Daddy feat. Lil’ Kim, The Lox and The Notorious B.I.G. on It’s All About the Benjamins (1997)

    This made my week, and I used the whole cut for an iDVD project collecting the earliest footage of my 21mos-old son

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