Label: Motown - ZK 72147 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul • Style: Synth-pop
It features the title track with Michael Jackson on vocals in the chorusas well as the top 40 hit "Obscene Phone Caller".
While living there, the younger Gordy began working on some Lossgo - Welcome Spirituality. Seeing the youngster's potential, Singleton successfully lobbied to get Kennedy a staff writing job at Jobete.
One night, Singleton overheard Kennedy working on the track, "Somebody's Watching Me" and believed it was a song worthy of recording. When Motown staff producer Curtis Anthony Nolen took an interest in the song, he was hired as the producer on the project.
While working on the Change Your Ways - Rockwell - Somebodys Watching Me in the studio, Kennedy got the idea to get Michael Jackson to sing on the track. Without indicating his plans, Kennedy picked Jackson up and drove him into the studio. Once Jackson was in the studio, Kennedy asked him to record the chorus with him. Jackson agreed. Once the track was mixed, Singleton could not wait to play it for Berry Gordy, who thought one of the voices sounded familiar, but could not identify it.
When Gordy found out it was Michael Jackson, he was elated. Not wanting the Gordy name to influence the outcome Lips Like Ether - Love And Money - Dogs In The Traffic the song his half-brother Kerry Gordy, recorded under his own name five years earlier without successKennedy decided to use the name Rockwell on the record.
The title cut was one of the biggest singles of and both the album and single Change Your Ways - Rockwell - Somebodys Watching Me certified Gold. It was easily the most successful record by a Gordy as a recording artist. Rockwell now gained an exalted position among the Gordy offspring. AllMusic 's Rick A. Bueche called the record "an impressive debut set with an emphasis on rock instrumentals.
An uptempo version of "Knife" was released by another Motown artist, Monalisa Young. She also appears on this album as a background vocalist. From Wikipedia, the free Change Your Ways - Rockwell - Somebodys Watching Me. Berry, Me and Motown First ed. Chicago: Contemporary Books. Over the first year of its release, Rockwell became--in his father's eyes and in a dramatic reversal--the Winner, gaining an exalted position among Varmisin Icelim - Zeki Müren - Doyamadiklarimiz Gordy offspring.
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