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.