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Thread started 09/06/17 6:40pm

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Jermaine Jackson - Castles of Sand

Man, this sing is so amazing. How it only peaked at number 38 on the R&B charts in 1978 is mind boggling.

The lyrics are on point. The arrangements in the hypnotic openning and the vocals, my gawd.

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Reply #1 posted 09/07/17 12:28am

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Indeed, this beautiful song's a treasurable and a memorable gem. I agree. It's a shame it didn't peak as high at the time, but then again, such factors could've possibly played a role: marketing and promotion on behalf of the record label; Disco being a constant main contender; and too, the competition was steadily stiff with as many great artists that was either as popular or to make a groundbreaking debut during that booming era. Likely, it's easy for any song of a certain caliber to get lost in the shuffle.
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Reply #2 posted 09/07/17 6:30pm

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The only time I've heard this song on the radio was a few times on the Quiet Storm program at night. Other than the 1st album with Daddy's Home, I don't think Jermaine had any big hits on the R&B chart until Let's Get Serious. Motown didn't promote him that well. I'm not sure they promoted anybody that heavily except Stevie Wonder & maybe the Commodores & Marvin Gaye. They started a country music label in the 1970s called Melodyland and didn't do anything with it, nor the Rare Earth label with more rock type acts. Gordy was busy trying to make Diana Ross a movie star. It also shows in that most of Jermaine's Motown albums have never made it to CD, not even in Japan. They've put out 2-fer CDs on Eddie Kendricks a few years ago and his albums weren't really big sellers.

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Reply #3 posted 09/11/17 11:38am

MickyDolenz

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
Each generation has their music that they fall in love with, that makes it special to them ~ Ralph Tresvant
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Reply #4 posted 09/12/17 4:40pm

MickyDolenz

new radio interview

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Reply #5 posted 09/12/17 5:26pm

MickyDolenz

I wish his newest song got some airplay

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Reply #6 posted 09/13/17 1:03am

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Really liking that Summertime Feeling song. I know he dud a standards album a few years back so does he have a new CD out?.One of my favorite Jermaine songs is Paradise in your eyes.
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Reply #7 posted 09/13/17 6:50pm

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thetimefan said:

Really liking that Summertime Feeling song. I know he did a standards album a few years back so does he have a new CD out?.

Jermaine doesn't have a new album as far as I know, just the song. Tito put out his 1st solo album last year called Tito Time. There was a report a couple of years ago that The Jacksons was going to release a new album, but nothing has come of it so far.


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