Thursday, December 13, 2007

Music From The Edge: The Jets

Thank you all for your patience. The holidays have really gotten me wrapped up in other projects that my blog has taken a back seat. Even though I have promised a number of things - that have so far not been delivered. (Worry not my friends, I will keep my promise.)

But in the spirit of the holidays, I came across a lost 80s Christmas LP, "Christmas With The Jets."

An all-in-the-family group in the vein of The Osmonds (yes, The Jets are also Mormon) and the Jackson 5. The Jets blasted on the scene in 1985-86 on MCA records with their first smash hit "Crush on You," (Billboard Hot 100 #3, Hot Dance Music/Club Play #4). Their first single "Curiosity" failed to gain any airplay on the pop charts (but you could definately feel the Minn/Prince vibe happening!)(Hot Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks #8). They decided to cash in on the success of their debut LP "The Jets" (Billboard Top 200 #21), with a Christmas LP the following year in 1986. Easily a rushed project (that shows in the production and choice of songs), this LP was meant to showcase the individual talents within the group - with each member taking a lead vocal on a selected track. My synopisis of this is simple - most of the members should have remained back-up vocals. This did not stop The Jets chart success - the following release in 1987 "Magic" continued the success of the first two LPs (Billboard Top 200, #35). The biggest track from this LP was "You Got It All" (Billboard Hot 100, #1), followed by the dance track, "Rocket 2 U" (Billboard Hot 100, #6, Hot Dance/Club Play #3). I have included the 12" remix of "Rocket 2 U" as your bonus present.

So here is your Early Christmas Present...

Download: The Jets "Christmas With The Jets"

Bitrate: 128Kbps



This Christmas
Christmas In My Heart
All Alone On Christmas Eve
On Christmas Night
Home For Christmas


Somewhere Out There
Love So Rare
Christmas Is My Favorite Time of Year
You Make It Christmas
The Christmas, This Year

~~Ripped From Vinyl~~


Download: The Jets "Rocket 2 U" 12" Remix
Bitrate: 128Kbps

Rocket 2 U (Extended Version)
Rocket 2 U (Radio Edit)
Rocket 2 U (Dub)
Rocket 2 U (Percappella)

~~Ripped From Vinyl~~


Enjoy - and remember to donate non-perishable food items to your local food pantry...there are many throughout the country that are running extremely low on food or are out completely!