050: Tito Jackson Special

Welcome to Season Three of The MJCast. On this episode, hosts Jamon, Q and guest hosts Charles Thomson and Laura Nicholson are joined by none other than Tito Jackson of The Jackson 5, The Jacksons and now a proud solo artist. We kick things off by discussing Tito’s recently released solo album, Tito Time before delving back into the history of The Jackson 5, The Jacksons, his own immediate family and his three boy’s band, 3T. We wrap the show up with a discussion around Tito’s memories around his brother, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and what’s on the horizon for both him and his brothers.

As mentioned on Jackson Source… “Born the third eldest and second eldest brother, many have credited him for the start of the Jackson musical dynasty after his father caught him playing his guitar as a child. A gifted child at a young age, Tito heralded his talent from his father, Joseph, who was the leader of a blues band, called the Falcons. Tito and his brothers Jackie and Jermaine played with Joseph’s guitar with Katherine’s blessing until Joseph returned home from work. The boys were careful until one time when Tito got used to the guitar that he broke a string. When Joseph went to investigate and found out that his eight-year-old son had been playing with it, he threatened to ‘whup’ him, then changed his mind and got Tito to play for him. Joseph was impressed by Tito’s talents and equally impressed with Jackie and Jermaine’s vocal talents. It was at this point that Joseph began to envision a singing group for his sons.
By 1967, the lineup had included younger brothers Marlon and Michael and they were now known as The Jacson Five. By the time Tito was fifteen, he had moved up from rhythm guitar to lead guitar while Jermaine played bass and sung co-lead with Michael. Tito and his brothers found success after signing with Motown in 1969 and went on to score huge hits from that time on.”

“Around the same time, Tito had fallen for his highschool sweetheart named Delores ‘Dee-Dee’ Martes and the two married in 1972. The couple went on to have three sons: Taj (1973), Taryll (1975) and TJ (1978). Tito was often known as ‘the quiet member’ of the Jackson family and also ‘the most serious’ of the group.”

“Tito remained with the group when they signed with Epic in 1976 and left the Jackson 5 moniker to be simply known as The Jacksons. By the end of their careers together in 1990, Tito settled into his private life but not without divorcing Dee Dee that year after eighteen years of marriage. In 1997, Tito and his brothers were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Around the same time, Tito was managing his three sons’ own music career as they had formed as 3T.”

“For over 50 years, the Jacksons, the first family of pop music, has been charting hits and in 2016 Tito joined his brothers and sisters and scored his first solo hit on the Billboard charts with the single Get It Baby from [his new] album Tito Time, becoming the ninth and final Jackson family sibling to place a solo single on the charts.” We hope you enjoy this interview with the man himself, Tito Jackson.

Tito Jackson’s website and FacebookTwitterInstagram and Soundcloud pages
• The Jackson’s website and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud pages
• Tito’s new album Tito Time as available through Sony Music Japan
• Upcoming tour dates at Love Supreme Festival and Tom Joyner Blues Cruise
• Listen to the entire Tito Time album on Tito’s Soundcloud.
• Tito’s new single Get It Baby feat. Big Daddy Kane on iTunes
• Laura Nicholson’s FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube pages
• Charles Thomson’s websiteFacebook and Twitter pages

Music Breaks & Ads
Tito Jackson – We Made It
• The Jacksons – Everybody (Opolopo Extended Disco Tweak)
• Tito Jackson – So Far So Good (feat. 3T)
• Tito Jackson – Get It Baby (feat. Big Daddy Kane)

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About Jamon Bull (Admin)

An Australian guy who loves tech, sci-fi, music, film & history. I also host a Michael Jackson podcast called The MJCast.

11 Replies to “050: Tito Jackson Special”

  1. Cathy Gill

    Congrats TheMJCast on hitting Episode 50!! I’m thrilled about your interview with Tito Jackson.Lately, I’ve been having a bit of a rough time. Episode 50 was a real pick me up!! I’ve learns lots about Michael through his book, Moonwalk.Also, I’ve learned a lot about Michael through Jermaine’s book, You Are Not Alone.” It was a super surprise that you had an interview with Tito!! Great to learn about what’s going on with him.Also, getting a bit more information about Michael and the Jackson family.I look forward to more episodes from all of you.

  2. Genesta coleman

    I’m a big the Jacksons fan I love my whole life I am 50 year old I feel like I geow up with the family please tell me when you’re album coming out I miss the whole family very much genesta Delores coleman from Detroit’s mi

  3. Monica Y Estrada

    I love Tito he is my favorite. Great interview. Thank you Taj for arranging it. Love Tito Time ordered it the day it was released. Was able to see him perform some of his songs in Gary,In. It was my and my childrens first time there. It was wonderful. We were right in front. Love you Tito hoping for concerts here in the US. Ready to see you at tge JukeJoint.

  4. Steven

    Excellent you got Laura in! She is so funny. Fake out with Laura was just brilliant! And TITO! The first Jackson I forsee for this season guys, I feel more of them on the horizon. Also looking forward to part 2 of Laura! Great work.

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  8. Pamela Ward

    I just listened to this episode, LOVED IT !!! But I’m curious, was Tito’s recollection of the last words exchanged by him and Michael cut out ??


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