Friday, February 20, 2009

Joy Comes In The Morning: OSF The Jacksons

Together Again was written by Janet in remembrance of friends that had died from HIV/AIDS, however the message applies to a variety of life situations that involve separation. The thought of being reunited brings joy as this song, originally a ballad, was changed to a dance song and thus is presented in three different video contexts.

Michael and Janet:

The Remix:

The Official:


The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

I haven't heard this song in a long time or seen the video.

I like the song. It is a nice song.
I guess it just isn't one of my favorites.

Have a good weekend.

Hey Shae! said...

Hey Rev, I didn't even know this song had a video. Thanks for digging this up! :-)

Happy OSF!

Anonymous said...

Hey Rev.

I've always loved Janet and her work. I actually prefer her stuff to Michael's and a lot of the J-5's material. Her style is more to my taste.
I was not familiar with this particular number, but I like how you broke out the three different arrangements. Great stuff and Happy OSF!

MrsGrapevine said...

I like this song, and I'm glad you didn't pick a Jackson 5 song. I realize I wasn't a big fan of Jackson 5.

My momma didn't mix her blues and soul with pop, so I think I missed the whole J5 stage

However, I grew up listening to sole Michael and Janet.

pjazzypar said...

Cool, excellent pick Rev. I had never seen any or these videos. Happy OSF!

Vérité Parlant said...

Together Again is indeed a joyful song. I like where you took the theme. And I like that first video too with the clips using the song. I remember the official video and thinking it was cool. said...

Hello there Pastor,

I looove Janet Jackson and I am not ashamed to admit it... I don't care who thinks she can't sing...she's not Patti Labelle but she is FIERCE!!

Thanks for these videos!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

Marvalus said...

Such a wonderful choice...and I love the way you highlighted the message of the song!

Happy OSF!

Pop Art Diva! said...

I really enjoyed the photos on the first video - gotta love that purple hat on little Michael.

The Jacksons have brought so much good music into the world, they are so prolific that you can miss some of their songs altogether which is a shame.

I'm doing Oscar themes this week and found the only Jackson song ever nominated for an Oscar.

Happy OSF, Rev.

SjP said...

This was a great pick! Each of the videos provides a different context/meaning to the same words! Great Pick!

Regina said...

I always preferred the slower remix of this song.
The Micheal and Janet montage was nice (even though it had way more Michael than Janet).
I loved Janet's hair in the official version when it first came out and I died my hair accordingly!!

Revvy Rev said...

@All you guys are great. Love You! Have a blessed Sunday.