- Music and Me (Michael Jackson album)
Name = Music and Me
Released = April 13, 1973
Recorded = 1971-1973
Bubblegum pop/ Soul
Last album = "Ben"
This album = "Music and Me"
Next album = "
The album was released during a difficult transition period the young singer was experiencing due to vocal changes and a changing music landscape. Having been influenced by fellow Motown label mates such as
Marvin Gayeand Stevie Wonder, Jackson had expressed an opinion on having material he wrote to be featured on an album with Motown. However, the label failed to allow him that option.
Despite the cover of Jackson strumming an
acoustic guitar, the singer did not play any instrument on the album and soon expressed his frustrations to his father, Joe Jackson, who later helped negotiate Michael and his brothers off their Motown contract in protest.
Since Jackson was on a world tour with his brothers as a member of
The Jackson 5, promotion on this album was limiting and only one single, the Stevie Wondercover, " With a Child's Heart", was released as a single. Jackson took two years to work on a follow-up album that focused on his maturing voice which became, Forever, Michael.
#"With a Child's Heart" (Basemore/Cosby/Moy) (as originally performed by
#"Up Again" (Perren/Yarian)
All the Things You Are" (Hammerstein/Kern)
#"Happy" (A Theme from "Lady Sings the Blues") (Legrand/Robinson)
Too Young" (Lippman/Dee)
#"Doggin' Around" (Agree) (as originally performed by
#"Johnny Raven" (Page)
#"Morning Glow" (Schwartz)
#"Music and Me" (Cannon/Fenceton/Larson/Marcellino)
Rerelease Date: October 23, 2002
#Happy (Love Theme From 'Lady Sings The Blues')
#With A Child's Heart
#Ain't No Sunshine
#Music And Me
#All The Things You Are, Are Mine
#Cinderella Stay Awhile
#We've Got Forever
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