Possessing one of the most elegant voices in the popular music industry and being a dynamic talented bass guitarist, Jermaine Jackson made his imprint in the musical landscape and raised the bar for future generations.
"I love reaching people through my music."
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I Wish You Love
I've Got the World On a String I've Got You Under My Skin I Wish You Love Autumn Leaves / Les Feuilles Mortes with David Serero Can't Take My Eyes Off You But Not for Me My Funny Valentine Almost Like Being in Love All the Things You Are
In the Summer of 2012 Jermaine went in the studio with French baritone opera singer David Sereroand recorded 16 jazz classics in two days. The recordings resulted in the studio album titled I Wish You Love.
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LaFace Records, 1991
You Said, You Said Rebel (With A Cause) I Dream, I Dream (Interlude) I Dream, I Dream We're Making Whoopee Treat You Right (Featuring Babyface) Word To The Badd!! (Prelude) Word To The Badd!! (Original Version) European release A Lover's Holiday Secrets True Lovers Don't You Deserve Someone Word To The Badd!! (Album Version) European release You Said, You Said (Extended Remix)
In October of 1991 Jermaine Jackson released his last solo album with new songs to date. LaFace Records was a record company founded in 1989 by the duo Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds.
The track “You Said, You Said” was released as first single one of the fastest solo tracks Jermaine ever recorded. In the U.S. the single reached #25 in the R&B charts. The second single from the album “I Dream, I Dream” was released in April 1992 and did decent in the charts, peeking at #30 in the R&B charts.
Don't Take It Personal
Arista Records, 1989
Climb Out Don't Take It Personal Make It Easy On Love (Duet With Miki Howard) So Right I'd Like To Get To Know You Two Ships (In The Night) Rise To The Occasion (Duet With La La) Feel The Need Next To You Don't Make Me Wait
In September 1989, four months after the release of The Jacksons album 2300 Jackson Street, The album reached #18 in the R&B charts and #115 in the Pop charts.
In August 1989 the first single from the album was released, which was the title track “Don’t Take It Personal”. The single became a huge hit and it gave Jermaine another R&B #1 hit after “Let’s Get Serious” from 1980. The song released on the B-side is the track “Clean Up Your Act”, which Jermaine recorded for the soundtrack of the movie I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.
The second single from the album was “Two Ships (In The Night)”, a song co-written by Jermaine that did decent in the charts peeking at #21 in the R&B charts.
“I’d Like To Get To Know You” was released as third single in the U.S. in April of 1990 with the not before released track “Spare To Rod, Love The Child”. Without a music video to accompany the single, it reached #27 in the R&B charts.
Other notable tracks on the album are the duet “Make It Easy On Love” with Miki Howard, the highly danceable "(C’mon) Feel The Need", and the balled "Don’t Make Me Wait".
Arista Records, 1986
Do You Remember Me? Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone Give A Little Love Precious Moments I Think It's Love Our Love Story I Hear Heartbeat If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful (Duet With Whitney Houston) Voices In The Dark Words Into Action
Jermaine’s contribution as a writer and producer for his second album at Arista Records was huge. He produced five tracks together with Tom Keane. The other five tracks where produced by Michael Omartian. Clive Davis was the executive producer for the album. Jermaine dedicated the album to his idol Marvin Gaye. The album contains ten great Pop, Soul and R&B tracks.
In the U.S. the album reached #25 in the R&B charts and #46 in the Pop charts. The album features the beautiful balled “If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful”. a duet with the at that time rising star Whiney Houston for whom Jermaine produced three tracks on her 1985 debut album Whitney Houston and also recorded the duets “Take Good Care Of My Heart” and “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do” for her debut album.
Three singles were released in the U.S. from Precious Moments. The first single was “I Think It’s Love”, a song Jermaine wrote with Michael Omartian and Stevie Wonder. The single reached #14 in the R&B charts and #16 in the Pop charts. The track “Do You Remember Me?” was also released as a single with the not before released song “Whatcha Doin’” on the B-side (eventually released on the compilation albym Playlist: The Very Best of Jermaine Jackson in 2014).
“Words Into Action”, was also released as a single and in some European countries the song “Lonely Won’t Leave Me Alone” was also released as a single.
Arista Records, 1984
Dynamite Sweetest Sweetest Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good To Be True) (Duet With Michael Jackson) Escape From The Planet of the Ant Men When The Rain begins To Fall (Duet with Pia Zadora) European album release Come To Me (One Way Or Another) Do What You Do Take Good Care Of My Heart (Duet with Whitney Houston) Some Things Are Private Oh Mother
After ten album releases at Motown, Jermaine moved on to a new label called Arista Records where he released his album in April of 1984. The album released as Jermaine Jackson in the United States and Japan and titled Dynamite in Europe and most other parts of the world the album was released titled Dynamite is one of Jermaine Jackson's best and most successful albums, reaching #13 in the U.S. R&B charts and #19 in the Pop charts.
The album features memorables duets with brother Michael, Whitney Houston and Pia Zadora.
The single "Dynamite" was a hit in the U.S., reaching #8 in the R&B charts and #15 in the Pop charts. “Do What You Do”, reached #14 in the R&B charts and #13 in the Pop charts, however in Europe it was a huge hit and it remains one of the biggest and most-played song in Europe.
In the UK and other European countries, the single “Sweetest Sweetest” was also released. The duet with Pia Zadora "When The Rain Begins To Fall" was another smah hit song for Jermaine in Europe with daily airplay on radio stations to this day. Th etrack was added to the album for European pressings. A Spanish version of the song “Si Se Pone A Llover” was also recorded and released on a Spanish 7” single.
The first duet between Jermaine and Whitney Houston recorded (as captured and broadcast by ET) was a cover of the song "Don't Look Any Further" by Dennis Edwards (from The Temptations) and Siedah Garrett intended for the album Jermaine Jackson/Dynamite, however Arista wasn't able to succesfully obtain the publishing rights so that song didn't make it to a release.
Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
Motown Records, 1982
Let Me Tickle Your Fancy Very Special Part Uh Uh, I Didn't Do It You Belong To Me (Duet With Syreeta) You Moved A Mountain Running Messing Around This Time There's A Better Way I Like Your Style
Let Me Tickle Your Fancy was released in July 1982 and would be Jermaine’s last and one of his most succesful ones for Motown. The album reached #9 in the R&B charts and #46 in the Pop charts in the U.S. For this album Jermaine was very much involvded as a writer and producer. All the songs on the album were produced by Jermaine and Berry Gordy. Berry Gordy and Hazel Gordy were the executive producers of the album.
Two singles were released in the U.S. from the album, the title track “Let Me Tickle Your Fancy” and “Very Special Part”. “Very Special Part” didn’t become a smash hit single peeking at #54 in the R&B charts, however “Let Me Tickle Your Fancy” featuring background vocals by Devo was a hit song getting to #5 in the R&B charts and #18 in the Pop charts.
I Like Your Style
Motown Records, 1981
Gotta Have Ya I'm Just Too Shy You're Givin' Me The Runaround Paradise In Your Eyes Is It Always Gonna Be Like This Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours Maybe Next Time I Can't Take No More It's Still Undone I'm My Brother's Keeper
Motown Records, 1980
The Pieces Fit You Like Me Don't You Little Girl Don't You Worry All Because Of You You've Changed (Interlude) First You Laugh, Then You Cry I Miss You So Can I Change My Mind Beautiful Morning
Let's Get Serious
Motown Records, 1980
Let's Get Serious Where Are You Now You Got To Hurry Girl We Can Put It Back Together Burning' Hot You're Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me Feelin' Free
1981 Grammy Award nomination for Best Male R&B Vocals Performance
Let’s Get Serious remains undoubtedly Jermaine Jackson’s most successful album for Motown, having sold over 2 million copies worldwide and it topped the U.S. charts, reaching #1 in the R&B charts and #6 in the Pop charts.
Jermaine’s longtime friend Stevie Wonder produced three songs for the album, and four more along with Jermaine.
The first single of the album was the title track “Let’s Get Serious”, written by Lee Garrett and Stevie Wonder. The single was Jermaine's first #1 R&B hit and second Top 10 Pop hit, peaking at number nine in both Billboard and Cash Box. It also reached the top 10 in the UK peaking at #8. It was Billboard's #1 Soul hit for the entire year of 1980, beating out brother Michael's platinum-certified mega-hit "Rock with You" which was #2 for the year.
“You’re Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me” was the second single from the album, a song written and produced by Stevie Wonder that the Jackson 5 also recorded before with Jermaine singing the lead vocals and not released as a single before. Jermaine and Stevie re-recorded the song for the album Let’s Get Serious. The single reached #32 in the R&B charts and #34 in the Pop charts.
Other songs from the album released as a single were the up-tempo song “Burnin’ Hot” in several European countries and Japan and “You Got To Hurry Girl” in France.
The following tracks were recorded in Spanish for the Latin markets and released on a super rare Mexican album vinyl, as wel as a rare Brazilian 7" promo vinyl titled Em Espanhol:
* En Serio (Let’s Get Serious) * Te Tienes Que Apurar Chica (You Got To Hurry Girl) * Lo Podemos Arreglar (We Can Put It Back Together)
Motown Records, 1978
Let It Ride The Force Take A Trip To My Tomorrow Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (I Love You) You Gave Me Something To Believe In I Love Every Little Thing About You Isn't She Lovely Castles Of Sand
Feel The Fire
Motown Records, 1977
Feel The Fire (Burning From Me To You) You Need To Be Loved Strong Love Git Up And Dance I Love You More Happiness Is Some Kind Of Woman Got To Get To You Girl Take Time
My Name Is Jermaine
Motown Records, 1976
Let's Be Young Tonight Faithful Look Past My Life Bass Odyssey Who's That Lady Lovely, You're The One Stay With Me I Just Want To Take This Time My Touch Of Madness
In August 1976, Jermaine’s third album at Motown My Name Is Jermaine is released and he re-introduces himself at the label that his brothers by now have left to move on at Epic. For the album Jermaine worked closely with the rising young star Michael Smith, who wrote and produced three tracks for the album.
The album reached #29 in the R&B charts and #164 in the Pop charts.
The opening track, “Let’s Be Young Tonight”, was released worldwide as a single with the strong bass rhythm instrumental track “Bass Odyssey” on the B-Side.
On his 22nd birthday, December 11th 1976, Jermaine Jackson performed "Let's Be Young Tonight" on the U.S. TV show "American Bandstand". On that day, the record peaked on Billboard's Hot 100 charts at #55 and it peaked #19 on Billboard's R&B Singles charts.
Do Unto Others
Do Unto Others 50/50 Lucky Charm Hide and Seek Just Can't Get Around You Somewhere From Now Keep Our Fingers Crossed Startin' Out On The Wrong Foot Two Is Company (What's) Good For The Gander
Home Win Or Lose
In between Come Into My Life and My Name is Jermaine, Jermaine Jackson recorded a third studio album at Sigma Studios in 1975 in Philadelphia that was produced by Norman Harris and never got released.
In late 1975, Joseph Jackson was negotiating with several record companies for a new contract for his sons outside the Motown empire. Jermaine decided to stay loyal to Motown, the company that introduced the Jackson 5 to the world.
Three other tracks from the album’s recording sessions titled “Do Unto Others”, “Hide and Seek” and “Keep Our Fingers Crossed” leaked to the Internet.
Do Unto Others catalog number is M830 and the Jackson 5's Moving Violation (1975) is M829.
Come Into My Life
Motown Records, 1973
Motown Records, 1972
Sitting On The Edge Of My Mind You're In Good Hands I Need You More Now Than Ever If You Don't Love Me A Million To One The Bigger You Love (The Harder You Fall) Does Your Mama Know About Me Come Into My Life So In Love Ma
That's How Love Goes I'm In A Different World Homeward Bound Take Me In Your Arms I Only Have Eyes For You I Let Love Pass Me By Live It Up If You Were My Woman Ain't That Peculiar Daddy's Home
On 14 October 1972, the album Jermaine peaked at #6 on Billboard's R&B Charts.
"That’s How Love Goes" was released as a single with a B-side titled "I Lost My Love In The Big City" that was not featured on the album. On 11 November 1972, "That's How Long Goes" peaked at #11 on Billboard's Hot 100 Charts and at #23 on the R&B Charts.
The second single was a cover of Shep and the Limelites 1961 hit "Daddy’s Home". Jermaine’s version, produced by The CorporationTM, peaked at #3 in the Billboard R&B Charts on 24 February 1973 and at #9 in Billboard's Hot 100 on 17 March 1973.