“Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” Performed by Michael Jackson (1972)

October 19, 2009

MJJ - Ben

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Michael  Jackson – Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool (1972)

I had this entire month’s posts already mapped out months ago, but Michael Jackson and his music have weighed heavily on my mind literally every single day since his untimely passing. I lost my Mom this spring and then losing MJJ a few months later — well I feel somehow that major symbols of my childhood are now gone.
It may seem silly to you that I am affected this way by a pop star — but I am and that is just the way it is.

The Jackson family music was a huge part of my youth. Every time I would swoon about the Jacksons and Michael to my Dad he would tell me that MJJ was just my generation’s Frankie Lymon and proceed to rave about Lymon’s musical gifts. Gosh I loved those musical discussions with my Dad. Musically I learned so much from him and I miss him everyday of my life. (R.I.P. Daddy)

The originally scheduled post for today will come at a later date and I have decided to share with you today a song from MJJ’s second solo LP on the Motown label. The LP was entitled “Ben” and the song is “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” composed by Ace Adams and Lionel Hampton. Listening to it brings me to tears thinking what might have been.

I don’t want to get into any kind of MJJ debate: I know feelings run hot when it comes to Michael. I just want to share this beautiful song with you and let you enjoy the talent that was Michael Joseph Jackson.

Thank you MJJ. You are loved and missed by many.

Musically Yours,


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Filed under:Ace Adams & Lionel Hampton,Everybody's Somebody's Fool,Magnificent Male Vocalists,Michael Jackson,Motown,Pop/R&B,R&B/Motown,Seventies

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1 SupaStarry October 19, 2009 at 1:16 pm

no it is not silly SonDan. MJ was/is big part in musichistory and he will live on because of his legacy through everybody who loved/loves him. i havent heard this song before but i will listen to it. and i love Frankie too!

P.S. im so sorry to hear about your Mom SonDan. i lost my younger sister a couple of weeks ago and it literally changed my whole life so i can only imagine how you feel about losing your Mom.


2 SonDan October 20, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Thanks SupaStarry for the support. I am so sorry about your loss: I know that your loss is such an empty feeling but I also know that we both just gotta keep on keeping on while we are here! As for me I just keep wondering when my tear well is gonna run dry?! My love and hugs. SonDan

P.S. Almost forgot to say please listen to the song soon if you haven’t already. It is very beautiful.


3 SupaStarry October 22, 2009 at 6:42 pm

your welcome and yes, empty is the word. i keep wondering the same thing. and i listened to the song on YT. as usual i love it…i mean, its Michael lol.


4 SonDan October 22, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Glad you like it – knew you would. BTW we have got to trouble shoot why you are not hearing the music here. Which browser are you using?


5 SupaStarry October 24, 2009 at 3:19 am

idk, i use AOL


6 SonDan October 24, 2009 at 7:47 pm

OMG. That is probably the problem. Firefox is the best browser. I think AOL purchased and uses Netscape. I will have to check into what you trouble could be.


7 SupaStarry October 24, 2009 at 9:06 pm

lol i dont even know what FireFox is! thanks for tryin to help tho


8 SonDan October 25, 2009 at 8:30 pm

OMG – I am gonna have to hook you up soon. You are on my to-do list lady.


9 SupaStarry November 2, 2009 at 4:42 am

Thanks SonDan!


10 browser-spil March 4, 2011 at 5:07 am

Thanks for the article.. i´m a jackson fan too… :)


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