Wednesday, 8 July 2009

The King Of Pop 1958-2009


There's not much more to say that hasn't already hasn't been said, written or reported about the sad, premature death of arguably the world's greatest entertainer, Michael Joseph Jackson.

Anyone watching the Memorial Service live on television from the Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday would have to have had a heart of stone not to have been moved by any of the performances or personal anecdotes. And most especially from seeing the anguish of Michael's 11-year old daughter, Paris' and her truly heartfelt words.

Even my wife, who is a staunch Jacko-cynic was teary-eyed by the event.

I don't think we will ever witness an event quite like it again in our lifetime which just shows you how much of an icon Jackson was. And will continue to be.

Clearly I could not let this momentous occassion slip by without adding my own personal tribute. And so I have compiled some of the many mixes that have hastily been posted up on various blogs.


CHRIS READ - MICHAEL JACKSON THE LEGACY
J.ROCC - MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE
DMC MEGAMIXES - MICHAEL JACKSON
MISTER CEE - MICHAEL JACKSON MIX ON HOT 97
DJ BEE - MICHAEL JACKSON NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE


I also give you two of my personal favourite Michael Jackson songs.
From the 1971 Jackson 5 album Maybe Tomorrow is the classic, old school, funky breakbeat, "It's Great to Be Here" heard -amongst many other places- on Bambaataa's "Death Mix".






And in my opinion one of MJ's most beautiful songs is "Human Nature" originally on 1982's legendary "Thriller" album and sampled by Nas on his debut album for the track "It Ain't Hard To Tell".






n.b. props go to the always amazing Underground Hip Hop Blog

2 comments:

ramses3rd said...

Good call on Human Nature, a ridiculously nostalgic track for me.

Pretty much lost interest in MJ after Thriller but that and Off The Wall are both A1 albums.

Mark the reggae 45's king - and you know it! said...

s'up Ben?

Recently managed to get the CampLo Coolie high 'Paradise remix' - best MJ use out there for me.
Just me - or is 'J5=good, MJ=boring, overated pop music'?

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