Jermaine Jackson – Let Me Tickle Your Fancy (1982) – Lp
Jermaine La Juane Jackson (born December 11, 1954) is an American singer, bass guitarist, composer, and occasional film director. He is known for being a member of The Jackson 5. He also produced and recorded duets with American singer Whitney Houston in her early years as a recording artist and was a producer for Bobby DeBarge‘s band Switch. He is the fourth child of the Jackson family.
Artist: Jermaine Jackson
Title: Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
Label: Motown Records
It was the vocalist/bass player’s final album with Motown before he signed with Arista Records the following year. The track was written by Jermaine, Marilyn McLeod, Paul M. Jackson, Jr. and Pam Sawyer. Jermaine is also credited with the track’s funky rhythm arrangement. And it was his idea to have the Devo members sing the backing vocals to enhance the new wave feel of the song. Mothersbaugh and Casale are credited as Spud and Pud Devo on the album. Neither of the Spudboys played any instruments on the studio version of the song, but you can certainly hear their influence throughout. Singer/songwriter Stephanie Spruill also helped out with the backing vocals, as did Jermaine.
1. Let Me Tickle Your Fancy (3:50)
2. Very Special Part (6:32)
3. Uh, Uh, I Didn’t Do It (4:29)
4. You Belong To Me (4:02)
5. You Moved A Mountain (4:22)
1. Running (4:15)
2. Messing Around (4:27)
3. This Time (4:17)
4. There’s A Better Way (4:11)
5. I Like Your Style (4:59)