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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

ReddBlitz

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

MickyDolenz

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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Each generation has their music that they fall in love with, that makes it special to them ~ Ralph Tresvant
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Reply #8 posted 10/24/17 11:57am

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 #9 posted 10/26/17 8:12pm

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MickyDolenz said:

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.

what are you talking about? he had a lot of cuts that were played on the radio in those days

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Reply #10 posted 10/26/17 8:56pm

MickyDolenz

jackson35 said:

what are you talking about? he had a lot of cuts that were played on the radio in those days

Here's his chart positions on the R&B chart. Before Let's Get Serious, only 1 song hit the Top 10. I didn't say he had no radio play, but they weren't big hits. I did say I've only heard Castle of Sand on Quiet Storm. Maybe it was played in your city, but not where I live.

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That's How Love Goes (Peaked at #23 on 11.11.1972)

Daddy's Home (Peaked at #3 on 2.24.1973)
You're In Good Hands (Peaked at #35 on 11.17.1973)
Let's Be Young Tonight (Peaked at #19 on 10.23.1976)
Castles Of Sand (Peaked at #38 on 8.26.1978)
You Need To Be Loved (Peaked at #75 on 12.3.1977)
Let's Get Serious (Peaked at #1 on 5.17.1980)
You're Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me (Peaked at #32 on 9.6.1980)
Little Girl Don't You Worry (Peaked at #17 on 2.7.1981)
You Like Me Don't You (Peaked at #13 on 5.9.1981)
I'm Just Too Shy (Peaked at #29 on 12.19.1981)
Paradise In Your Eyes (Peaked at #60 on 2.27.1982)
Let Me Tickle Your Fancy (Peaked at #5 on 9.25.1982)
Very Special Part (Peaked at #54 on 12.4.1982)
Dynamite (Peaked at #8 on 9.22.1984)
Do What You Do (Peaked at #14 on 1.12.1985)
When The Rain Begins To Fall (with Pia Zadora) (Peaked at #61 on 3.30.1985)
(Closest Thing To) Perfect (Peaked at #63 on 7.20.1985)
I Think It's Love (Peaked at #14 on 4.12.1986)
Do You Remember Me? (Peaked at #40 on 7.12.1986)
Words Into Action (Peaked at #90 on 1.31.1987)
Don't Take It Personal (Peaked at #1 on 11.18.1989)
Two Ships (Peaked at #21 on 3.24.1990)
I'd Like To Get To Know You (Peaked at #27 on 6.23.1990)
You Said, You Said (Peaked at #25 on 11.23.1991)
Word To The Badd!! (Peaked at #88 on 1.4.1992)
I Dream, I Dream (Peaked at #30 on 5.9.1992)

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 #11 posted 10/26/17 8:57pm

MickyDolenz

Hot 100
That's How Love Goes (Peaked at #46 on 11.11.1972)
Daddy's Home (Peaked at #9 on 3.17.1973)
You're In Good Hands (Peaked at #79 on 11.10.1973)
Let's Be Young Tonight (Peaked at #55 on 12.11.1976)
Let's Get Serious (Peaked at #9 on 7.12.1980)
You're Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me (Peaked at #34 on 9.20.1980)
You Like Me Don't You (Peaked at #50 on 5.30.1981)
I'm Just Too Shy (Peaked at #60 on 11.28.1981)
Let Me Tickle Your Fancy (Peaked at #18 on 9.25.1982)
Dynamite (Peaked at #15 on 9.15.1984)
Do What You Do (Peaked at #13 on 1.5.1985)
When The Rain Begins To Fall (with Pia Zadora) (Peaked at #54 on 3.9.1985)
(Closest Thing To) Perfect (Peaked at #67 on 6.29.1985)
I Think It's Love (Peaked at #16 on 4.26.1986)
Do You Remember Me? (Peaked at #71 on 7.19.1986)
Don't Take It Personal (Peaked at #64 on 1.6.1990)
Word To The Badd!! (Peaked at #78 on 11.30.1991)

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 #12 posted 10/26/17 9:05pm

MickyDolenz

Dance (12" maxi singles)
Let's Get Serious / Burnin' Hot (Peaked at #2 on 5.31.1980)
Let Me Tickle Your Fancy (Peaked at #24 on 10.9.1982)
Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good To Be True) (Peaked at #1 on 6.9.1984)
Dynamite (Peaked at #20 on 10.6.1984)
When The Rain Begins To Fall (with Pia Zadora) / Come To Me (Peaked at #22 on 4.20.1985)
Do You Remember Me? (Remix) (Peaked at #43 on 8.9.1986)

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 #13 posted 10/26/17 9:09pm

MickyDolenz

Adult Contemporary
Do What You Do (Peaked at #1 on 12.22.1984)
I Think It's Love (Peaked at #5 on 4.26.1986)

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 #14 posted 10/29/17 6:20pm

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 #15 posted 10/29/17 6:32pm

MickyDolenz

B-sides

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 #16 posted 10/29/17 6:42pm

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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