Jackson Sisters

Jackson Sisters

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This incredibly rare record from the Jackson Sisters is highly sought-after for the mid-'70s soul classic "Miracles." One listen to that track will tell you why as it is funky soul at its finest, sounding like a Jacksons cut from the same era. The youngest of the Jackson Sisters takes most of the lead vocals on the song. She sounds uncannily like a young Michael Jackson. It truly lives up to its classic status. The rest of the album is very good soul with a mix of up-tempo groovers, bubblegummy soul, and ballads. Many of the songs were written by soul vet Johnny Bristol, who turns in what should have been a big smash with the cute and bubbly "When Your Love Is Gone." The Sisters also cover some classics, turning in a disco-fied "Why Do Birds Fall in Love" and a fast and loose take on Aretha's "Rock Steady." Jackson Sisters is about as much fun as you could hope '70s soul could be. It's not hard to see why this is their only album -- there were no hits. It really is too bad though; they could have made more great records.

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