A great piece of detective work uncovered a great piece of Chicago music history.
Tag: Steeltown Records
Now Playing: The Jackson Find
In 1967, Larry Blasingaine played on the first studio recording by the Jackson Five. The tape was lost for 42 years. The song still hasn’t been released. But now he can finally listen to it.
“Big Boy”: Michael Jackson’s First Recording, Found After 42 Years
The Jackson Five’s Steeltown and One-derful versions of “Big Boy”: a showdown.
The Jackson Find
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.