054: CJ DeVillar Special

CJ DeVillar is a bassist and mix engineer who’s had the honour of working with artists like Quincy Jones, Boyz II Men, Van Halen and Yolanda Adams – but he joins us today, of course, to discuss his work with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. He tells us how he came to meet and work with Michael and shares some intimate memories from the studio, where he and Michael worked on songs including Break of Dawn, Blue Gangsta and A Place With No Name. Jankins, host of the Moonwalk Talks podcast, joins us for this special interview with one of Michael’s collaborators during some of the last studio sessions of his life.

Damien Shields’ website and Xscape Origins book
• Jankins’ website
• Moonwalk Talks website
• Glenn Tipton’s Baptizm of Fire album
• Michael Jackson – A Place With No Name
• Michael Jackson – A Place With No Name (Vandalized Version)
• Michael Jackson – Break of Dawn
• Michael Jackson – Blue Gangsta
• Michael Jackson – Blue Gangsta (Vandalized Version)
• Michael Jackson – Xscape (Deluxe Edition)
• Jackson 5 – Dancing Machine (Live on the Carol Burnett Show)
• Jackson 5 – ABC (Live on the Ed Sullivan Show)
• Michael Jackson – Working Day and Night (Demo)
• Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Demo)
• Brandy – It’s Not Worth It (feat. Michael Jackson)
• Michael Jackson – Unbreakable (feat. Brandy)

Music Breaks & Ads
Michael Jackson – A Place With No Name
• Michael Jackson – Break of Dawn (Dr Reignier Remix)

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Thanks to listener Cody Covington, we now have a full transcript available for this episode. Our deepest thanks and gratitude, Cody.

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