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Thursday, June 25, 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON ENTERS MUSICAL HEAVEN



THIS IS A TRIBUTE TO ONE OF MY FAVORITE ENTERTAINERS MICHAEL JACKSON
HIS NAME IS NOT WACKO JACKSON
HIS NAME IS MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON AND IF YOU TABLOID JUNKIES DON'T LIKE THE FACT THAT I'M FOCUSING ON HIS MUSIC CAREER AND THE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO MUSIC AND HUMANITY, 2 DAMN BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I was on my way to Brooklyn College, my sister called me and told me that Michael Jackson had died. I was shocked. I continued to get calls and texts from my mother, sister and longtime friends about his passing, and knowing how the tabloids bashed him, I wanted to confirm for myself, and it was sad and true; he had died from a Cardiac Arrest.

I have been a fan of Michael since 1978, when he was being interviewed on Good Morning America when he was promoting his movie "The Wiz" and I remember he was being well spoken, polite and down to earth. A few months later, Me, my mother, aunt, cousin, grandmother and great-grandmother went to see the movie and I was eager to see him
"You'll see him soon" my moms told me.

A few months later, my mother brought me his classic album "Off The Wall" and I became hooked. The music had touched me in many ways that I can't explain. I would draw album covers and put my name on the credits on paper.
By the time "Thriller" had dropped, I became a huge fan and felt a connection to him, though I've never met him (I did take my sister to a awards show where Michael was honored, and I remember him waving at me and making eye contact and I started going crazy, though I was 23 at the time). It seemed he had a spirit and a charm that made you want to protect him and read people who dare disrespected him, and I know that if a fucking tabloid calls him by that ridiculous name, they're gonna get their feelings hurt.
Plus he also displayed unconditional love for people. For a Black man to have Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Rich, Poor, Middleclass, dancing and singing to music is amazing, and for him to incorporates all types of music togehter showed the industry that you shouldn't put a person in a category based on the color of their skin.
I was on the phone with a friend who told me that Michael was the artist who got him into music and it upsets him that now the media wants to focus on more of the positive things he has done while he was on earth and how some of the young kids needs to know that the moves that Usher, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, and Justin Timberlake got are from him, while his music has been sampled and remade by many artists as well.
Michael has helped me appreaciate all types of music, and his music has helped me through many trying times, including the death of my great-grand mother, my grandmohter, and has inspired me to pursue an interest in music, writing, and to major in communications and journalism, and I've written several reviews of his music.
As I sit here and listen to "Fall Again" I wanna "Cry" and "Scream" but it's hard but I wanna Remember The Time (the good times) that he brought to my life and to the music industry.

In addition to music, he has donated millions of dollars to charities and never made a big deal about it.
He also paved the way for many artists including Usher, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, 3T, Another Bad Creation, Kriss Kross, Lloyd, Ginuwine, Sisqo, Justin Timberlake, especially the formers to have their videos played on MTV.

All I can say is that Michael, you have Gone Too Soon. You are a part of HIStory, and I wanna thank you for telling us to watch out for the Billie Jeans who can lead you to the Blood On The Dance Floor and to be Invinceable, and to live life Off The Wall. I'm gonna Burn This Disco out this weekend and I'm gonna Jam, and Shake My Body To The Ground and move my body like a Centerpede.

Thanks for the music. I miss you, I love you and I will keep your memory alive.

Love
Ra Shawn Chisolm
Da-Professor

The video on this blog is a song called Fall Again which was written and produced by Walter Affaseneif and co-produced by Michael Jackson
Originally recorded for the Invinceable album, it didn't make the cut, but it's on his boxed set called The Ultimate Collection.

SONGS INSPIRED FOR THIS POST

FALL AGAIN
PERFORMED BY MICHAEL JACKSON
WRITTEN BY ROBIN THICKE & WALTER AFFASENEIF
PRODUCED BY WALTER AFFASENEIF AND ROBIN THICKE/CO-PRODUCED BY MICHAEL JACKSON
1999/2004 EPIC RECORDS
FOUND ON THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION
RELEASED 2004

CRY
PERFORMED BY MICHAEL JACKSON
WRITTEN BY R. KELLY
PRODUCED BY R. KELLY & MICHAEL JACKSON
TAKEN FROM THE INVINCEABLE ALBUM
2001 EPIC RECORDS

SCREAM
VOCAL DUET BY MICHAEL AND JANET JACKSON
WRITTEN BY JAMES HARRIS III, TERRY LEWIS, MICHAEL JACKSON, JANET JACKSON
PRODUCED BY JIMMY JAM & TERRY LEWIS FOR FLTYE TYME PRODUCTIONS, MICHAEL JACKSON FOR MJJ PRODUCTIONS AND JANET JACKSON FOR BLACK ICE PRODUCTIONS
# 3 POP, # 2 R&B, # 1 DANCE
TAKEN FROM THE HISTORY: PAST PRESENT & FUTURE BOOK 1
1995 EPIC RECORDS

CENTEPEDE
PERRFORMED BY REBBIE JACKSON
WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY MICHAEL JACKSON
1984 COLUMBIA RECORDS
BACKGROUND VOCALS MICHAEL JACKSON & THE WEATHER GIRLS

ALL I DO IS THINK OF YOU
PERFORMED BY THE JACKSON 5IVE
WRITTEN BY MICHAEL LOVESMITH & BRIAN HOLLAND
PRODUCED BY BRIAN HOLLAND
1975 MOTOWN RECORDS
LEAD VOCALS MICHAEL AND JERMAINE JACKSON

BILLIE JEAN
PEFORMED BY MICHAEL JACKSON
WRITTEN BY MICHAEL JACKSON
PRODUCED BY QUINCY JONES FOR QUINCY JONES PRODUCTIONS/CO-PRODUCED BY MICHAEL JACKSON
1982 EPIC RECORDS

REMEMBER THE TIME
PERFORMED BY MICHAEL JACKSON
WRITTEN BY TEDDY RILEY, MICHAEL JACKSON & BERNARD BELLE
PRODUCED BY TEDDY RILEY & MICHAEL JACKSON
1991 EPIC RECORDS

INVINCEABLE
PEFORMED BY MICHAEL JACKSON WITH RAP BY FATS
PRODUCED BY MICHAEL JACKSON AND RODNEY JERKINS
2001 EPIC RECORDS

BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR
PERFORMED BY MICHAEL JACKSON
WRITTEN BY MICHAEL JACKSON & TEDDY RILEY
PRODUCED BY MICHAEL JACKSON & TEDDY RILEY
1997 EPIC RECORDS

TABLOID JUNKIES
PERFORMED BY MICHAEL JACKSON
WRITTEN BY MICHAEL JACKSON, JAMES HARRIS III, TERRY LEWIS
PRODUCED BY MICHAEL JACKSON, JIMMY JAM & TERRY LEWIS
1995 EPIC RECORDS

2BAD
PERFORMED BY MICHAEL JACKSON WITH SHAQUILE O'NEAL
WRITTEN BY MICHAEL JACKSON, JAMES HARRIS III, TERRY LEWIS AND SHAQUILE O'NEAL
PRODUCED BY MICHAEL JACKSON, JIMMY JAM & TERRY LEWIS
CONTAINS SAMPLES OF KING OF ROCK BY RUN DMC COURTESY OF PROFILE RECORDS

GONE TOO SOON
PERFORMED AND PRODUCED BY MICHAEL JACKSON
CO-PRODUCED BY BRUCE SWEDIAN
1991 EPIC RECORDS

OFF THE WALL
BURN THIS DISCO OUT
PERFORMED BY MICHAEL JACKSON
WRITTEN BY ROD TEMPETON
PRODUCED BY QUINCY JONES FOR QUINCY JONES PRODUCTIONS
1979 EPIC RECORDS

JAM
PERFORMED BY MICHAEL JACKSON AND HEAVY D
SONG AND LYRICS BY MICHAEL JACKSON
MUSIC BY RENE MOORE, BRUCE SWEDIAN, MICHAEL JACKSON & TEDDY RILEY
RAP WRITTEN BY HEAVY D
PRODUCED BY MICHAEL JACKSON, TEDDY RILEY AND BRUCE SWEDIAN
1991 EPIC RECORDS

SHAKE YOUR BODY (DOWN TO THE GROUND)
PERFORMED BY THE JACKSONS
WRITTEN BY MICHAEL & RANDY JACKSON
PRODUCED BY THE JACKSONS
1978 EPIC RECORDS

CAN YOU FEEL IT
PERFORMED BY THE JACKSONS
WRITTEN BY MICHAEL AND JACKIE JACKSON
PRODUCED BY THE JACKSONS
LEAD VOCALS: RANDY & MICHAEL JACKSON
1980 EPIC RECORDS

TELL ME I'M NOT DREAMING (TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE)
PERFORMED BY JERMAINE AND MICHAEL JACKSON
PRODUCED BY JERMAINE JACKSON
1984 ARISTA RECORDS


This review is decicated to Michael Josesph Jackson, his parents Katherine and Joseph Jackson, his sisters and brothers Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy & Janet, his children Prince Michael 1, Paris and Blanket. This article is also dedicated to his nieces and newphews, God children, his ex-wives Lisa-Marie Presly and Debbie Rowe, to Diana Ross, the love of his life and the memory of his sister-in-laws Enid and Dee-Dee Jackson