Tito Jackson releasing solo album

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Tito Jackson

LOS ANGELES —

Tito Jackson is going solo. The 57-year-old musician and original member of the Jackson 5 says he will unveil some of his new material during a New Year’s Eve performance in Atlanta.

He also plans to perform some Jackson 5 classics at the city’s 22nd Annual Peach Drop celebration on Friday.

Jackson’s debut solo album, “So Far, So Good,” will be released in early 2011.

He said he had planned to release the album earlier, but after his brother Michael’s death in 2009, “it took a minute to get my head back in the right direction.”

The guitarist said as a Jackson, his solo album is long overdue.

“The only people who haven’t done it are my mom and dad and the family dog.”

He described his sound as “pop-ish and R&B-ish.”

“It’s a little bit of everything,” he said.

Jackson is excited about his album, but said he has mixed emotions about his brother’s posthumous release earlier this month, “Michael,” which sold more than three million copies in its first week out.

“The songs I feel Michael participated in, I love them very much,” he said. “I’ll leave it at that.”

Organizations: So Good

Geographic location: LOS ANGELES

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  • Mike
    December 30, 2010 - 09:26

    I really don't agree with the fact Tito is making a name for himself off of the death of his brother. Then again, the whole family seems to be doing just that since Michael's death....so sad that money is that important to people.