HBCU Marching Bands & Historic Speeches By Martin Luther King & Barack Obama Featured on Powerful Music Video for “Can You Feel It – The Jacksons X MLK” Remix
Epic Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announce the release today of the powerful music video featuring footage of HBCU marching bands together with images of noted black leaders set to an edited version of the recently released “Can You Feel It – The Jacksons X MLK” remix which features a roaring drum line and excerpts of speeches by the late Martin Luther King and Barack Obama’s first inauguration speech.
Also dropping today is a “Can You Feel It” Remix EP featuring a brand new remix by GRAMMY® award-winning musician Robert Glasper. The EP will also include the edited version of “Can You Feel It – The Jacksons X MLK,” the soundtrack to the music video out today, and an edited version of the Kirk Franklin Remix featuring Tamela Mann, the soundtrack to the music video for that track released simultanteously with the Triumph reissue last month.
The third single from the Triumph album, “Can You Feel It” hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Charts following its release in March 1981. Written and arranged by Michael Jackson and Jackie Jackson, the track was produced by The Jacksons and features lead vocals by Michael and Randy Jackson accompanied by gospel choirs.
The new “Can You Feel It – The Jacksons X MLK” remix music video and the “Can You Feel It” remix EP follow the recent re-release of the entire Jacksons catalog. The Triumph re-release debuted three new remixes of The Jacksons’ “Can You Feel It”: The Jacksons X MLK, Kirk Franklin Remix featuring Tamela Mann and The Island Remix featuring David Sanborn.
A 2 LP 12″ vinyl edition of The Jacksons Live! (recorded during their 1981 North American Triumph Tour) was released on Friday, March 26. American writer and music journalist Alan Light penned a new Jacksons essay featured on Medium here.