Truth Is Beauty

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theapprenticenbc:

Our favorite part from Sunday’s episode! Who knew La Toya was so mischievous?

theapprenticenbc:

Our favorite part from Sunday’s episode! Who knew La Toya was so mischievous?

mjjnews:

“Pamela [Sawyer] and I were young mothers at the time when we met Michael and his family. Mr and Mrs Jackson embraced us in their home off Sunset Boulevard. Michael was a child who had fun teasing adults, and was very honest with his thoughts, and was very special and wise for his age. I can remember when he ask if wanted to meet his pets. Pamela and I responded as any parents would do ‘oh yes Michael’. When we entered his room he introduced us to his snakes. Well, I nearly fainted, but Pam held me up because this was very important for him. We always had fun in their home. In fact, we can remember meeting with Mr. Jackson to present ‘One Day I’ll Marry You’, a song written for Michael, and Mr Jackson thought it was a great idea because he was always treated like a child - and who would think of him being married? During that time, Weldon Arthur McDougal III had bought new cameras, and Michael became very interested in film. When they would visit Weldon in PA, he’d introduce Michael to his dark room. Rene Tenner (who wrote with Marvin Gaye, Ron Miller and Hal Davis) can remember meeting Michael in Hal Davis’ office on Sunset and Vine. He told her he had a secret and she ask what was it? He said ‘I’m really eleven years of age but I’m told to say that I’m eight.’ He was such a delightful child. We were also a family with Michael and his brothers at Motown Records. ‘2 4 6 8’ - another song for the brothers was written (specifically) for Jermaine, but Hal Davis thought it might be too young for him. So the song was given to Michael to lead, and that was actually their first duet in recording song together. … That was a special time for us at the Crystal Recording Studios, Hollywood. Michael was running and playing in the hallway with a big and appreciative smile. His eyes had seen the future. He always had the magic in a sincere and honest way in his approach to adults and children his own age. He performed those words with power - and he was ready for the world…. . Mr Jackson brought them over to my humble home, and they would shoot a few baskets in the backyard. Then Mr Jackson, Pam and I would meet and we would encourage him to keep his dream alive for his family - and he did!” [x]
“Motown was just a wonderful atmosphere. When I look back on it, we were all young. Michael Jackson was only 11, but he was telling everyone he was 8. I admired Mr. and Mrs. Jackson so much, because they trusted us and let us come into their home to work with their sons, who are talented musicians.When Michael recorded “2-4-6-8” he had those beautiful, big eyes that he gave to the world, but he was just a little boy out there playing in the hallway. We were going over the lyrics with him, but he just couldn’t wait to play. Since Pam and I were both young mothers, we knew how to balance, and he had fun with us. We were like, ‘OK, Michael, just give us three more lines, and then after that, you can go and run, do whatever you want to do.’
I would say [Hal Davis] was the original sound for Michael Jackson, by teaching him how to present the song with the inflections; he really helped him to become a recording artist. We would go to [the Jackson family] house to present our songs, and Michael was so mischievous. He loved to tease Pam, and she used to tell me, ‘Michael is so cheeky.’ We really had fun and appreciated the whole family.” [x]
— Gloria Jones, one of the first female writers and producers for Motown - co-writer of the Jackson 5 songs “2-4-6-8”, “Christmas Won’t Be The Same This Year”, “One Day I’ll Marry You”, “Teenage Symphony” and “It’s Too Late To Change The Time” with Pam Sawyer.

mjjnews:

“Pamela [Sawyer] and I were young mothers at the time when we met Michael and his family. Mr and Mrs Jackson embraced us in their home off Sunset Boulevard. Michael was a child who had fun teasing adults, and was very honest with his thoughts, and was very special and wise for his age. I can remember when he ask if wanted to meet his pets. Pamela and I responded as any parents would do ‘oh yes Michael’. When we entered his room he introduced us to his snakes. Well, I nearly fainted, but Pam held me up because this was very important for him. We always had fun in their home. In fact, we can remember meeting with Mr. Jackson to present ‘One Day I’ll Marry You’, a song written for Michael, and Mr Jackson thought it was a great idea because he was always treated like a child - and who would think of him being married? During that time, Weldon Arthur McDougal III had bought new cameras, and Michael became very interested in film. When they would visit Weldon in PA, he’d introduce Michael to his dark room. Rene Tenner (who wrote with Marvin Gaye, Ron Miller and Hal Davis) can remember meeting Michael in Hal Davis’ office on Sunset and Vine. He told her he had a secret and she ask what was it? He said ‘I’m really eleven years of age but I’m told to say that I’m eight.’ He was such a delightful child. We were also a family with Michael and his brothers at Motown Records. ‘2 4 6 8’ - another song for the brothers was written (specifically) for Jermaine, but Hal Davis thought it might be too young for him. So the song was given to Michael to lead, and that was actually their first duet in recording song together. … That was a special time for us at the Crystal Recording Studios, Hollywood. Michael was running and playing in the hallway with a big and appreciative smile. His eyes had seen the future. He always had the magic in a sincere and honest way in his approach to adults and children his own age. He performed those words with power - and he was ready for the world…. . Mr Jackson brought them over to my humble home, and they would shoot a few baskets in the backyard. Then Mr Jackson, Pam and I would meet and we would encourage him to keep his dream alive for his family - and he did!” [x]

“Motown was just a wonderful atmosphere. When I look back on it, we were all young. Michael Jackson was only 11, but he was telling everyone he was 8. I admired Mr. and Mrs. Jackson so much, because they trusted us and let us come into their home to work with their sons, who are talented musicians.

When Michael recorded “2-4-6-8” he had those beautiful, big eyes that he gave to the world, but he was just a little boy out there playing in the hallway. We were going over the lyrics with him, but he just couldn’t wait to play. Since Pam and I were both young mothers, we knew how to balance, and he had fun with us. We were like, ‘OK, Michael, just give us three more lines, and then after that, you can go and run, do whatever you want to do.’

I would say [Hal Davis] was the original sound for Michael Jackson, by teaching him how to present the song with the inflections; he really helped him to become a recording artist.

We would go to [the Jackson family] house to present our songs, and Michael was so mischievous. He loved to tease Pam, and she used to tell me, ‘Michael is so cheeky.’ We really had fun and appreciated the whole family. [x]

— Gloria Jones, one of the first female writers and producers for Motown - co-writer of the Jackson 5 songs “2-4-6-8”, “Christmas Won’t Be The Same This Year”, “One Day I’ll Marry You”, “Teenage Symphony” and “It’s Too Late To Change The Time” with Pam Sawyer.

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austinbpk:

I love you Dad.. Thank you for showing me unconditional love and the example of being a good person. You were the greatest man to walk this planet and it now pains me have to let you go. I will watch over Mom, Stacy, and Yashi like you asked while doing everything in my power to make you proud. I love you and thank you for being my Dad. Rest in peace

austinbpk:

I love you Dad.. Thank you for showing me unconditional love and the example of being a good person. You were the greatest man to walk this planet and it now pains me have to let you go. I will watch over Mom, Stacy, and Yashi like you asked while doing everything in my power to make you proud. I love you and thank you for being my Dad. Rest in peace

austinbpk:

I love you Dad.. Thank you for showing me unconditional love and the example of being a good person. You were the greatest man to walk this planet and it now pains me have to let you go. I will watch over Mom, Stacy, and Yashi like you asked while doing everything in my power to make you proud. I love you and thank you for being my Dad. Rest in peace

austinbpk:

I love you Dad.. Thank you for showing me unconditional love and the example of being a good person. You were the greatest man to walk this planet and it now pains me have to let you go. I will watch over Mom, Stacy, and Yashi like you asked while doing everything in my power to make you proud. I love you and thank you for being my Dad. Rest in peace