1980 Jermaine Jackson – Let’s Get Serious

Let’s Get Serious is the sixth studio album by Jermaine Jackson, released in 1980. It reached #6 on the Billboard album chart and logged five weeks at #1 on the Top R&B chart. It achieved sales of 900,000 copies in the United States.

The title track was 1980’s biggest Soul hit of the year and a Top 10 Pop hit as well. This is the most successful album of Jermaine’s career.

Tracks

Let’s Get Serious (Stevie Wonder; Lee Garrett) 07:58
2  Where Are You Now (Stevie Wonder; Renee Hardaway) 03:50
3  You Got To Hurry Girl (Jermaine Jackson; Maureen Bailey; Paul Jackson Jr) 04:15
4  We Can Put It Back Together (Maureen Bailey) 05:09
Burnin’ Hot (Jermaine Jackson; Jim Foelber; Phyllis Molinary) 07:52
6  You’re Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me (Stevie Wonder) 05:36
7  Feelin’ Free (Hazel G Jackson; Jermaine Jackson; Maureen Bailey) 07:39

Musicians

1 Let’s Get Serious

BassNathan Watts
DrumsStevie Wonder
DrumsDennis Davis
GuitarBen Bridges
GuitarRick Zunigar
GuitarStevie Wonder
CelesteStevie Wonder
ClavinetIsaiah Sanders
Fender RhodesStevie Wonder
PianoStevie Wonder
SynthesizerStevie Wonder
TrumpetLarry Gittens
PercussionEarl DeRouen
Background VocalsStevie Wonder
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsAngela Winbush
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm
VocalsJermaine Jackson


2 Where Are You Now

BassNathan Watts
DrumsDennis Davis
DrumsStevie Wonder
GuitarBen Bridges
GuitarRick Zunigar
GuitarStevie Wonder
CelesteStevie Wonder
ClavinetIsaiah Sanders
Fender RhodesStevie Wonder
PianoStevie Wonder
SynthesizerStevie Wonder
TrumpetLarry Gittens
Background VocalsStevie Wonder
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsAngela Winbush
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm
VocalsJermaine Jackson


3 You Got To Hurry Girl

BassEddie Watkins Jr
BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsKevin Bassinson
SynthesizerGary Scott
PercussionPaul Jackson Jr
PercussionEmil Radocchia
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionGene Estes
Background VocalsCarolyn Cook
Background VocalsDanny Smith
Background VocalsHazel G Jackson
Background VocalsSuzee Ikeda
Background VocalsTK Carter
Background VocalsTina Madison
VocalsJermaine Jackson


4 We Can Put It Back Together

BassEddie Watkins Jr
BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsKevin Bassinson
SynthesizerGary Scott
PercussionPaul Jackson Jr
PercussionEmil Radocchia
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionGene Estes
Background VocalsCarolyn Cook
Background VocalsDanny Smith
Background VocalsSuzee Ikeda
Background VocalsTK Carter
Background VocalsTina Madison
VocalsJermaine Jackson


5 Burnin’ Hot

BassEddie Watkins Jr
BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsKevin Bassinson
SynthesizerGary Scott
PercussionPaul Jackson Jr
PercussionEmil Radocchia
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionGene Estes
Background VocalsCarolyn Cook
Background VocalsDanny Smith
Background VocalsHazel G Jackson
Background VocalsSuzee Ikeda
Background VocalsTK Carter
VocalsJermaine Jackson


6 You’re Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me

BassNathan Watts
DrumsDennis Davis
DrumsStevie Wonder
GuitarBen Bridges
GuitarRick Zunigar
GuitarStevie Wonder
CelesteStevie Wonder
ClavinetIsaiah Sanders
Fender RhodesStevie Wonder
PianoStevie Wonder
SynthesizerStevie Wonder
TrumpetLarry Gittens
Background VocalsStevie Wonder
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsAngela Winbush
Background VocalsMarva Holcolm
VocalsJermaine Jackson


7 Feelin’ Free

BassEddie Watkins Jr
BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsKevin Bassinson
SynthesizerGary Scott
PercussionPaul Jackson Jr
PercussionEmil Radocchia
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionGene Estes
VocalsJermaine Jackson

Liner Notes

Producer – Jermaine Jackson
Producer – Stevie Wonder (Tracks 1, 2, 6)
Producer (Executive) – Berry Gordy, Hazel G Jackson
Arranged By – Stevie Wonder (Tracks 1, 2)
Arranged By (Horns, Rhythm, Strings) – Jermaine Jackson (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 7)
Arranged By (Horns, Rhythm, Strings) – Don Peake (Tracks 4, 5, 7)
Arranged By (Horns, Strings) – Don Peake (Track 3)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Paul Jackson Jr (Track 3)
Engineer – Abdoulaye Soumare, Bob Harlan, Bob Robitaille, Cal Harris, Frank Kramer, Gary Olazabal, Ginny Pallante, Jane Clark, John Mills, Russ Terrana, Steve Miller

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Made By – Motown Record Corporation
Recorded At – Motown Recording Studios
Recorded At – Crystal Sound
Recorded At – MCA Whitney Recording Studios
Recorded At – Kendun Recorders