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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Post Number: 244
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 10:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On Sunday Sept 19, marked the 33 anniversary of
the Jackson 5's tv special, ' Goin' Back To Indiana'. It premiered on Sunday, Sept 19, 1971
on ABC at 7 pm / 6 pm est. How many of you here
on SD, remember watching this historical show
during it's heyday.


Peace,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 908
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Mike.......
just for you mate........

mel
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GEETEE(HPK) (geeteehpk)
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 9-2004
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Posted on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I remember very well. I used to own the soundtrack to the TV Special,but it's long gone from my collection. :-(
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Gary (gary)
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Post Number: 175
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Posted on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I remember the TV special, but I would have never openly admitted to being a J5 fan in 1971. My musical tastes in 1971 were more along the lines of Isaac Hayes, Hendrix, Sly & The Family Stone, Santana, Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and most of the other psychadelic soul groups of that era.
I thought the Jackson 5's music sounded too much like "bubble gum soul". In later years, I came to appreciate the Jacksons in ways I didn't when they first hit the scene.

I also resented the fact that every girl I knew was madly in love with them and I was jealous. I secretly admired Tito and Jermaine, since they are around the same age as me, and they played their own instruments, but I wouldn't admit it to anyone.
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Post Number: 245
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 1:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Mel !
Thanks so much buddy ! That looks great !

Take care,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Post Number: 2435
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 1:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Chancellor,

I remember that show well. I remember the Bill Cosby skits & The Day They Saved Basketball. That brings back some good memories there!!

"Can it be that it was so simple then...."
:-)
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Reese (reese)
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Post Number: 187
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 2:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't recall seeing the show in 1971. But back in 1990, there was a Motorcity Records convention in Detroit. They showed some of the old Motown TV specials, including this one.
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Post Number: 176
Registered: 5-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 2:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For me, the memory of that show is akin to most people's memory of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. I had just seen them, and the Commodores, live for the first time in June of that year. I hadn't seen them on TV since the Sullivan shows of '69 so this was a big deal at the time.

Thanks to the wonderful people on this site, I now have a copy of the special. I still think it's amazing how well Tito, Jermaine, Johnny and Ronnie played during those shows and none of them were over 21!
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soulseeker (soulseeker)
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Post Number: 138
Registered: 7-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 3:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I remember it well. I was glued to the tv set. I've had the good fortune of finding a copy of it on ebay. I especially liked the concert portion of it.
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Largo161 (largo161)
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Post Number: 23
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 3:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't remember watching the special (I was four years old that year), but I do remember the soundtrack lp from the show that I owned. I used to play it on a little plastic record player that had a built in carrying case with handle! As a kid I loved that skit "The Day They Saved Basketball." I even bought the CD release of the soundtrack about a year ago. And I still knew all the words/lyrics to the basketball routine. "From out of Indiana like bees from a hive came a little known team called the Jackson Five..." LOL

The J5's live renditions of "Feelin' Alright" and "I Wanna Take You Higher" were hot, too.
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Post Number: 930
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 3:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love the 'Walk On By' dance routine...Chancellor, Im still tapping my toe.

Dag...I miss those days, and the real MJ and his brothers. They could not be touched.

'This Scoop Newsworthy reporting from the Jackson 5 backstage dressing room...'
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Post Number: 246
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 5:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know what you mean, Dyva.. I miss those days
myself.....Yeah Juice.....' The Day The Basketball
Was Saved'....is one of my skits as well. Bill
Cosby did two Motown specials....the Jackson 5
one and the Diana Ross special, also starring
the J-5.

Peace,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

chancellorofsoul.com
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soulseeker (soulseeker)
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Post Number: 140
Registered: 7-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 5:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love the Walk On routine too.
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jrlo (jrlo)
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Post Number: 194
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 6:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I loved that show, even though I only saw the first half hour!! I was so GYPPED!!! That was the same night of the tv priemer of "Guess who's coming to Dinner" with Sidney Poitier. Of course, my mother sister and brother wanted to see the movie and in those days horror of horrors..everyone had only one tv and no VCR!!
So my vote didn't count!! The special was only played once..no repeats at all!! I still have the lp though.
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Post Number: 935
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 6:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jrlo: Do you just love those family moments?! @@#$$%^^*!!!!!!!
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jrlo (jrlo)
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Post Number: 195
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 6:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi DyvaNaye!
LOL!!!
I sure do!!! :-)
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Gil (gil)
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Post Number: 136
Registered: 5-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 8:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I bought the vinyl lp around 1989. Funny you should mention it because I just saw it my mother's house yesterday. I was tempted to play it but was in a hurry. For some reason, I still remember seeing the show. I had to be three years old.
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Lady Mystique (ladymystique)
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Post Number: 687
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 216.37.254.198
Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 9:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Will it ever be available on DVD...:-( ? I feel as if I missed something good.
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Post Number: 178
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 24.14.41.112
Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 11:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lady M,
It is available on dvd from a distributor in Australia. I'll try to get back to you with the website.
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Post Number: 180
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 2:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I found it. For the Goin' Back to Indiana dvd as well as other Jackson video go to www.shadowgames.com He'll hook you up in no time
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Post Number: 181
Registered: 5-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 2:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

To get you in the mood here's some live Jackson 5 from July 23, 1971 Chicago's International Amphitheatre (please excuse the photo quality I only had a Kodak Instamatic X-15)





j51
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Post Number: 182
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j52
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Post Number: 183
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 2:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

j53
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Post Number: 184
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 2:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

and of course, Mike..

j53
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Post Number: 247
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Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 1:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cool photos Chi Drummer !

Peace,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

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soulseeker (soulseeker)
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Post Number: 143
Registered: 7-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 1:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chi Drummer where on earth did you find that site. Everything you ever wanted from Michael Jackson and then some. I think I want the soul train dvd with the live version of With a Child's heart. I know the link was meant for someone else but I'm thanking you for it also. I'm like a kid in a candy store right about now.
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GEETEE(HPK) (geeteehpk)
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Registered: 9-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 4:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chi-Drummer, the photos you took from the Amphitheatre show,do you remember if the Undisputed Truth were the opening act? If so, then I was at that show. I remember they came to the Amphitheatre many times,in their heyday. It's amazing I still have my hearing.(all those screaming fans. LOL!!!!!!)
Those were the days. Great photos,even if they were taken on a Kodak.
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SDF (handsome)
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Post Number: 526
Registered: 4-2004
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Does anybody from Chi-Town remember when the J5 were at The Mill Run theatre? I think it was around 1975.

Handsome
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Post Number: 188
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Geetee,

The opening act in 1971 was this unknown Motown act called, the Commodores. The Undisputed Truth opened for the J5 in '72 (July 18 was the Chicago date). Handsome, you are dead on for the string of Mill Run dates. I didn't see any of those shows, I'd moved on to Herbie Hancock and Black Sabbath!

Soulseeker, I found that site through the help of someone on this site who suggested I check ebay for the 'Indiana dvd. Two weeks later the dvd showed up and through that connection I was given the shadowgames' site. It is a very cool site and there are many others. There are some VERY young kids out there who still dig the J5. Maybe I'm amazed.
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soulseeker (soulseeker)
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Post Number: 145
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Thanks Chi Drummer.
My kids did the J-5, starting with my 9 year old. I think I'm going to order the DVD of that special. I got a tape from Ebay which is still good because a copy of TCB is on there with it. The tape I have has all those old commercials on it. I get a kick out of it.
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Lady Mystique (ladymystique)
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Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 9:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chi...thanks for the link! Just saw your message! :-) AND...GREAT pictures! The J-5 were definitely AWEsome!
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you're quite welcome m'lady.
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GEETEE(HPK) (geeteehpk)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 6:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Chi Drummer on the correct year and the opening act. Anyway,I was at the '72 gig (July 19th,my b-day ) :-)
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count (the_count)
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Post Number: 103
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 7:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My MJ favorite is still the very young MJ doing,
"I NEVER HAD A GIRL"
"COUNT"

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