Sunday, 28 June 2009

If you feel the funk - La Toya Jackson

I always perceived La Toya Jackson as Michael Jackson's weird sister. She was born on May 29, 1956 and only made her debut after her little brother hit it big with 'Off the wall'. Her self-titled debut came out in 1981. The first single from that album was 'If you feel the funk', a rather run-of-the-mill dance track in that day and age. It was a hit in the Netherlands, peaking at number 13.

After marrying Jack Gordon in September 1989, Jackson distanced herself from certain members of her family. Her 1991 autobiography 'La Toya: Growing up in the Jackson family' was probably the main reason for this estrangement, as it made scathing criticisms of several family members. Some members of the family hypothesised that that part of the book had, in fact, been written by Gordon. In 1996 La Toya walked out on her husband after he attempted to force her to dance at a strip club in Cleveland, Ohio. A year later, she ended her estrangement with the entire Jackson family, returned home and divorced Gordon.

My collection: 7" single no. 3806
Found: Parkpop, Den Haag, June 28, 2009
Cost: 2 euro
Tracks: 'If you feel the funk' / 'Lovely is she'

3 comments:

  1. I love the song but it would sound so much better cleaned up!

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  2. I know - but if I had to clean up everything before I recorded it, this blog would contain only half of the posts by now. You can always clean it up digitally. :)

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  3. I'm a big fan of LaToya she did some great funky songs in the early 80's I recommand it to you!... like "camp kuchi kaia", "hot potatoe" "he's a pretender"...

    look at my blog: latoya-jackson.blogspot.com

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