Any Michael Jackson fans? (Page 2)
Malobear: Lois, Quincy Jones is one of those few producers that can produce anything from music in TV series,Movies and Entertainers and the critics go ape shit. Considering the career that Quicy has had, Its a milestone in itself. He is truly one of those Producers Producer. Natlie Cole recording gig was on par with Barbra Streisand recording gig. What does that mean? The musician get paid 5 grand just to walk in the studio,before they even strike a note. When you get to that level of playing, your in the top 5 percent of players in the world and you can best believe they are worth every cent.Kool indeed!
lois_lane: Bahahaha I know my music very well dude and I know all about Quincy jones, fack I use to live for Motown ,Doesnt mean I dont still think hes a chicken hawk!
Malobear: "I use to live for Motown" or do you mean you lived in Detroit? I lived in Memphis and played in the old STAX/Volt Recording studios on 926 E McLemore Ave.in Memphis. just for fun I pulled out my old directory their old phone number was *******-3000 at the studio. Hell its nothing but a parking lot now.haha I knew Sam and Jutty Phillips Of Sun Records as well. All this dont mean shit today. Never said you didnt know nothing Lois but give the devil his due(Quincy), geeez lol
lois_lane: Noo as in I know all about berry gordy and quincy jones. I did give the devil his dues if you read what I wrote. I did say he found some good talent but is still a chicken hawk.
Getting back to MJ subject of the thread. I feel a lot of people had a lot of control over what this guy said and did for a long time.
Its such a shame that *This Is It* is a concert that will never be.
Malobear: Lois,I have seen MJs shows on VCR their production spared no expense in those shows. I would've hated being a roadie for those shows as well. Damn nightmare lol
lois_lane: Ya but I bet the money and the show was worth it! Imagine the braggin rights to that ,Awesome!!
....Your not young enough to be on this site. You have to be at least 10 and have your invitation ready at the door or no Loot bag!
memberX: Look who is talking.
lois i wander what is the magic thing that you are doing that still keeps you here, even after you saying things to a certain members like "you do not deserve to be here on this forum"
Mikayla711: okay this is to "stuckinthesixties": Idk what short period you were referring to. After Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad, he still came out with albums in the 90s that are among the top selling of all time. Never heard of Dangerous or HIStory? They were both very successful.
StuckInTheSixties: Off The Wall/Thriller
Those other albums sold, for sure, but they had NONE of the critical acclaim of the above mentioned two.
StuckInTheSixties: I suspect you might have misread what I said. I didn't say that those were his best albums (although I'll say that now). I was talking about critical acclaim, not my own opinions.
Let's start with the Grammies he won:
"Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" - Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
1984 (all of these awards are basically for "Thriller" ) :
"Thriller" - Album of the Year
"Beat It" - Record of the Year
"Thriller" - (with Quincy Jones) Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
"Billie Jean" - Best R&B Song
"Thriller" - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
"Billie Jean" - Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
"Beat It" Best - Male Rock Vocal Performance
He also won a grammy that year for "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial" (with Quincy Jones) Best Recording for Children
1985 (arguably also a "Thriller" Grammy) :
Making Michael Jackson's Thriller Best Long Form Music Video Won
"We Are the World" (with Lionel Richie) Song of the Year
"Leave Me Alone" Best Short Form Music Video
"Scream" Best Short Form Music Video
Note that "Leave Me Alone" and "Scream" are awards for the videos, not the songs.
Let's also include look at the three "Grammy Hall of Fame" awards MJ got:
"I Want You Back" (with The Jackson 5)
Off The Wall
Okay, VH1's 100 Greatest Albums of Rock 'n' Roll:
#36: Off The Wall
(Also #98: ABC by the Jackson 5)
VH1's 100 Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Songs:
#52: Beat It
Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Rock Songs
#58: Billie Jean
#337: Beat It
Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums
#68: Off The Wall
#202: Bad - Okay, I throw you a bone on that one ...
Here, I tell ya what ... just look this over, and see how many awards he received that coincide with the Off The Wall-Thriller period:
lois_lane: Love them all, and you are missing tons of Billboards and what not..Meh
Another one of my favs was the song he did with M@%# Jagger *State Of Shock* which was originally suppose to be with Freddie Mercury.