077: Let’s Make HIStory Special with Brice Najar

Q flies solo today, welcoming returning guest Brice Najar back on the show, along with his wonderful wife, Laetitia Latouche. Brice is well-known in the Michael Jackson community for his books on The Jacksons and the King of Pop, but this discussion is focused on his most recent book, Let’s Make HIStory. Najar’s book goes into detail about the recording of Michael’s brilliant HIStory album. Based around interviews with key collaborators, the book is a comprehensive and fascinating look into the creation of a masterpiece.

Q, Brice, and Laetitia discuss what makes Let’s Make HIStory an important contribution to Michael Jackson literature, why the HIStory era is of particular significance, what it was like to interview collaborators, the process of getting this book published, and surprises that Brice discovered along the way. Brice and Laetitia also talk about MJ Music Day in France, and how that event came together.

Links
• Brice Najar’s website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
• Brice Najar’s books: Let’s Make HIStoryMichael Jackson: itinéraire d’un passionné and The Jacksons: Musicographie 1976 – 1989.
• Michael Jackson’s 1995 Wetten Dass performance
• Michael Jackson’s 1996 Brit Awards performance
• Brice Najar’s interview with photographer Steven Paul Whitsitt
• Brice’s favorite MJ books: Moonwalk, Mike Smallcombe’s Making Michael, • Isabelle Petitjean’s Dangerous – from Mark Ryden to Michael Jackson and Xscape Origins by Damien Shields.
• MJ Music Day and Association On The Line’s website

Music Breaks & Ads
• Michael Jackson – Scream (feat. Janet Jackson) [Dave ‘Jam’ Hall Extended Urban Remix]
• Michael Jackson – Stranger in Moscow (Classic Mix)
• Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us (Uncensored Olodum Cut)

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5 Replies to “077: Let’s Make HIStory Special with Brice Najar”

  1. Marina

    Hello from Canada,

    Technical question here … I wanted to download your new ep 77 today but I don’t see your ‘download’ option under the black bar anywhere to click on and ‘save as’. Is this method of accessing your podcasts no longer an option?
    Thank you.

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    1. Elise Capron Post author

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      1. Marina

        Thank you so much Elise for your kind response. I do not have access to the Apple and Android devices you mentioned which would appear to explain my dilemma. I see the ‘download’ link is back up on the website which is much appreciated by this ‘older’ and technologically-challenged MJ fan. You’ve indeed been very helpful. Thank you again!!
        All the best to you and the MJCast Team,
        Marina

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        1. Elise Capron Post author

          I’m glad to hear that the return of the Download option has been helpful to you!
          Thank you again for listening and for engaging with us. 🙂
          -Elise

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