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The big news in this week’s music coverage: the Reader has an exclusive clip of a long-lost Jackson Five track that also happens to be Michael’s first professional recording.
The Jackson Five’s Steeltown and One-derful versions of “Big Boy”: a showdown.
The Goblins play Caveman-a-Go-Go tonight at Bottom Lounge, performing a set of their own material for the first time in nearly ten years.
Two great Reader stories inspired by Numero Group releases
Reader contributor Jake Austen, whose research led to the recent discovery of Michael Jackson’s first studio recording, discusses this week’s cover story on WBEZ’s 848. Also on 848: Geoff Dougherty on what’s going on at the Chi-Town Daily News.
In the process of shooting photos for the Reader’s Jackson Five cover story, he discovered something else.
Jake Austen set out to tell the story of the Jackson Five’s first single, cut in Chicago in 1967, and picked up a trail that led to the discovery of their earliest known studio recording.
This was supposed to be the story of the Jackson Five’s first single, cut in Chicago in 1967. But while he was writing it, Jake Austen picked up a trail leading to a tape nobody knew existed: the earliest known studio recording of Michael Jackson and his brothers.
Jake Austen discusses Chicago’s version of “Soul Train” with WGN Radio’s Nick Digilio on Friday at midnight.
Jake Austen blurs a line between fandom and journalism