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La Toya Jackson
La Toya Jackson
La Toya Jackson
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
 
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This is her debut studio album recorded in 1980 produced by Michael Jackson, features Stevie Wonder on Harmonica and 'Are you ready for love' written by Billy Ocean. This is the 1st time on CD in the UK fr this release. La...  more »

      
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All Artists: La Toya Jackson
Title: La Toya Jackson
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cherry Pop
Release Date: 6/5/2006
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Disco, Dance Pop, By Decade, 1970s, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5013929420120, 8712155078675

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This is her debut studio album recorded in 1980 produced by Michael Jackson, features Stevie Wonder on Harmonica and 'Are you ready for love' written by Billy Ocean. This is the 1st time on CD in the UK fr this release. Latoya as you know went onto greater things such as her appearace in Playboy magazine.
 

CD Reviews

LaToya Is Feeling It
Andre S. Grindle | Brewer Maine | 08/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Obviously not in the state of mind to be the last member of the Jackson family to record an album (that honor would go to big sister Rebbie)LaToya came out with this album in 1980 and,actually wound up becomming the FIRST Jackson girl to record rather then the last (prefiguring her little sisters debut Janet Jackson by a couple years.Even at this time LaToya was the shy and somewhat sheltered "middle child" of the Jackson family and it comes off all too clearly in her timid,restrained singing. To some it comes of as pure vocal weakness but most of the time,that isn't the case at all. Luckily for her LaToya chooses to begin the album in the best possible way with the "If You Feel The Funk"-it sounds not unlike a Patrice Rushen hit of the same vintage but has a lewdness in it's lyrics I am surprised that then heavily Jehovah's Witness LaToya could manage to project.Many of these cuts are cut from the same basic cloth as the pop/R&B/disco projects that Jermaine was cutting at this time,only without the strong sense of craft and they certainly bare little resemblance to the majestic sounds The Jackson's were getting the same year on their Triumph album.Even Janet's collaberation with Michael "Night Time Lover",while a good dance tune is too much an obvious clone of a Donna Summer tune to really stick out.But this album is home to three other truly great songs-"My Love Has Passed You By" is a pretty EWF type ballad featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica (a really nice touch too).Another great song here is "Lovely Is She";now Wonder isn't on this track but the arrangement of the synthesizers brings him to mind,and the light latin inflected melody is pretty infectious."If I Ain't Got It" ends the album the same way it begun-with hefty funk and,this time around,a more lyrically assertive LaToya.So while nothing on 'LaToya Jackson' qualifies as truly wretched,if this music were precious metals exactly half this album is pure gold.The other half may be good quality brass but they all shine in much the same way.And no matter what it's nice to have this long forgotton album available for those who really want to hear it."
La Toya Jackson 1980
David Brashear | Tx. | 06/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Major kudos to Iain and the powers that be at Cherry Red for this one! I never thought I would live to see the day this album would be on CD! Now we need "My Special Love"."
It was alright
janets man | Detroit, Michigan | 08/11/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This was much better than Bad Girl, I'd strongly recomend this for LaToya fans. It did have some very good songs, like night time lover, that's one of my favorites, But honestly, I'd like them to release My special Love because it has stay the night, which (I feel) is the second best song she ever did."