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Goin' Places (The Jacksons album)

Goin' Places
Studio album by The Jacksons
Released October 8, 1977
Recorded December 1976 – August 1977 at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Funk, soul, disco, Philadelphia soul
Length 36:52
Label Epic Records
Philadelphia International Records
Producer Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
McFadden & Whitehead
Victor Carstarphen
Dexter Wansel
The Jacksons
The Jacksons chronology
The Jacksons
Goin' Places
Singles from Goin' Places
  1. "Goin' Places"
    Released: 1977
  2. "Even Though You're Gone"
    Released: 1977
  3. "Different Kind of Lady"
    Released: 1977
  4. "Music's Taking Over"
    Released: 1977
  5. "Find Me a Girl"
    Released: 1978

Goin' Places is the eleventh studio album by The Jacksons.


  • Reception 1
  • Track listing 2
  • Personnel 3
    • The Jacksons 3.1
    • Additional personnel 3.2
  • Charts 4
    • Singles 4.1
  • External links 5
  • References 6


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Released in October 18, 1977, this would be the last Jacksons album released as a joint venture between Epic Records and Philadelphia International Records. By 1978, The Jacksons would record primarily with Epic and would return to mainstream success with their next album, Destiny. This is considered their lowest-selling album next to 2300 Jackson Street. The album peaked at #63 on the Billboard 200, and at #11 on the Billboard R&B albums chart and sold over half a million copies worldwide.[3]

Goin' Places did spawn the disco-hit "Different Kind of Lady" written by the group. The song gave the brothers the confidence to write and produce an entire album by themselves.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; except where indicated

  1. "Music's Takin' Over" (John Whitehead, Gene McFadden, Victor Carstarphen) (recorded December 1976) – 4:26
  2. "Goin' Places" (recorded December 1976) – 4:30
  3. "Different Kind of Lady" (The Jacksons) (recorded December 1976) – 4:10
  4. "Even Though You're Gone" – 4:31
  5. "Jump for Joy" (Dexter Wansel, Cynthia Biggs) (recorded December 1976) – 4:42
  6. "Heaven Knows I Love You, Girl" – 3:55
  7. "Man of War" – 3:13
  8. "Do What You Wanna" (The Jacksons) (recorded December 1976) – 3:31
  9. "Find Me a Girl" – 4:34


The Jacksons

  • Michael Jackson: lead and backing vocals
  • Tito Jackson: lead (tracks 6 & 7) and backing vocals, guitars
  • Marlon Jackson: lead (track 7) and backing vocals
  • Jackie Jackson: lead (track 7) and backing vocals
  • Randy Jackson: lead (track 7) and backing vocals, percussion

Additional personnel

  • Charles Collins: drums
  • David Cruse, Larry Washington: percussion
  • Roland Chambers, Michael Forman, Dennis Harris: guitars
  • Leon Huff, Dexter Wansel: keyboards, piano


Chart (1977) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[4] 63
Billboard Top Soul Albums[4] 11


Year Single Chart positions[5]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. R&B
1977 "Goin' Places" 82 8
1978 "Find Me a Girl" - 38

External links

  • at DiscogsGoin' PlacesThe Jacksons –


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. > ReviewGoin' PlacesThe Jacksons: at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 October 2011.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Chery, Carl: XXL: Michael Jackson Special Collecters Edition, page 100. American Press.
  4. ^ a b "The Jacksons US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  5. ^ "The Jacksons US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
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