I was shocked today in church when they ended service with “I’ll Be There”.
It was such a paradigm shift as I stood there hearing this song that I remembered as a soul song written by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Bob West, and Willie Hutch. The song was recorded by The Jackson 5 and released by Motown Records on August 28, 1970 as the first single from their third album on the same date. Today, the song was also being presented as a “soul” song…but this was soooooooo… different. I could easily now hear this song being played on any gospel station. I looked at the lyrics in ways that I never had before and from this day forward, I will always remember this as a “soul” song as it really touched my soul today. Check out the lyrics as you listen to this classic and let me know what you think.


WOW!!! Anyone who knows me know that I am a BIG Michael Jackson fan. So, when I happened upon this video, I knew that I had to post it.
This was posted on Youtube in January and it is the Jackson 5 singing “Never Can Say Goodbye” without the accompanying music. I’ll end just as I started. WOW!!!