Michael Jackson and Stephen Schwartz? 10 Surprising Pop Covers of Broadway Songs

Sources: Playbill -By Ben Rimalower | All Things Michael

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The Jackson 5, “Corner of The Sky” from Pippin

Motown Records invested in the original Broadway production of Pippin and produced the cast album, so it was no surprise when Motown artists released their own recordings of songs from the score. These weren’t enormous stylistic departures as Stephen Schwartz‘s music was of the same era as most of what these singers were doing anyway, but Michael Jackson’s solo recording of “Morning Glow” did not sell a lot of discs and The Supremes’ “I Guess I’ll Miss The Man” was only a minor pop. The Jackson 5’s “Morning Glow,” however, was in the Top 20 the week Pippin opened. And all three recordings are delightful.

 

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