1980 Jermaine Jackson – Jermaine

Jermaine is the seventh studio album by Jermaine Jackson, his second album in 1980. Fresh off the success of Let’s Get Serious, Motown released this album in Fall 1980. Charting on the R&B albums chart at 17 with two singles (“You Like Me Don’t You” and “Little Girl (Don’t You Worry)”) charting top 20 on the R&B singles chart, respectively. Also included is a cover of Tyrone Davis’s “Can I Change My Mind”. Also included as a musician on this album is family friend John McClain, who would later become one of the executives of the estate of Jermaine’s brother, Michael Jackson.

Tracks

1  The Pieces Fit (Jermaine Jackson; Paul Jackson Jr; Angelo Bond) 05:25
2  You Like Me Don’t You (Jermaine Jackson) 05:02
3  Little Girl Don’t You Worry (Jermaine Jackson; Paul Jackson Jr) 04:49
4  All Because Of You (Jermaine Jackson; Angelo Bond) 04:44
5  You’ve Changed (Interlude) (Jermaine Jackson) 01:54
6  First You Laugh, Then You Cry (Jermaine Jackson; Chris Clarke) 04:52
7  I Miss You So (Jimmy Henderson; Bertha Scott; Sid Robin) 02:47
8  Can I Change My Mind (Barry Despenza; Carl Wolfolk) 03:31
9  Beautiful Morning (Jermaine Jackson; Hazel G Jackson; Ed Fluellen) 05:11

Musicians

BassDavid Williams
BassJermaine Jackson
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarJermaine Jackson
SitarJohn McClain
Fender RhodesJermaine Jackson
KeyboardsDavid Benoit
KeyboardsClarence McDonald
PianoJermaine Jackson
SynthesizerHerbie Hancock
PercussionOllie E. Brown
PercussionJermaine Jackson
VocalsJermaine Jackson

Other Musicians

1 The Pieces Fit

Background VocalsDeborah Thomas
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsOma Drake
Background VocalsTerry Young


2 You Like Me Don’t You

HarmonicaStevie Wonder


7 I Miss You So

BassNathan East
BassJermaine Jackson
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarCharles Fearing
PianoMike Lang
KeyboardsSonny Burke
HarmonicaStevie Wonder
VocalsJermaine Jackson


8 Can I Change My Mind

BassNathan East
BassJermaine Jackson
DrumsOllie E. Brown
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarCharles Fearing
PianoMike Lang
KeyboardsSonny Burke
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsOma Drake
Background VocalsTerry Young
VocalsJermaine Jackson


9 Beautiful Morning

KeyboardsEd Fluellen
FlugelhornGregory Williams
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram

Liner Notes

Producer – Jermaine Jackson (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9)
Producer – Berry Gordy, Suzee Ikeda (Tracks 7, 8)
Producer (Executive) – Berry Gordy, Hazel G. Jackson
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 1, 3)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jermaine Jackson (Tracks 1, 3)
Arranged By (Horns) – Don Peake (Track 5)
Arranged By (Horns) – Gene Page (Tracks 7, 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Clare Fischer (Track 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jerry Hey (Track 1)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jermaine Jackson (Tracks 1, 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – Clare Fischer (Track 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Paul Jackson Jr (Track 1)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Jermaine Jackson (Track 1)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Gene Page (Tracks 7, 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Gene Page (Tracks 2, 4)
Arranged By (Strings) – Don Peake (Tracks 5, 6)
Engineer (Mixing) – Michael Schuman, Guy Costa, Russ Terrana, Jane Clark, Craig Huntley
Engineer (Assistant) – Kevin Smith, Harold Linstrot, Gail Ritter, Fred Law, Tony Autore, Bob Winard
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman

Art Direction – Johnny Lee
Design – Ginny Livingston
Photography – Matthew Rolston

Mastered At A&M Studios
Mixed At Motown Hitsville USA Recording Studios
Recorded At Kendun Recorders
Recorded At Whitney Sound Studios
Recorded At Motown Hitsville USA Recording Studios