"Ease on Down the Road" is a song from the 1975 Broadway musical, The Wiz, performed in the original production by Stephanie Mills and Hinton BattleIn 1978, it was recorded as a duet between Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and released as the theme song of the 1978 film adaptation of The Wiz (itself an adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), and produced by Quincy Jones.

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  • Ease on Down the Road è una canzone interpretata da Michael Jackson e Diana Ross pubblicata su singolo il 21 settembre 1978 dalla MCA Records.Il brano è stato scritto per il musical The Wiz del 1978, diretto da Sidney Lumet e con la colonna sonora curata da Quincy Jones, in cui sia Diana che Michael hanno preso parte come protagonisti, rispettivamente nelle parti di Dorothy e dello spaventapasseri.Per lo stesso film Michael Jackson e Diana Ross hanno contribuito anche ai brani "A Brand New Day" e "Be a Lion" ed inoltre Michael anche alla canzone You Can't Win, successivamente estratta come singolo.Nel 2004 il brano è stato incluso nella raccolta Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection.
  • „Ease on Down the Road” – powstała w 1974 roku piosenka pochodząca z musicalu The Wiz, pierwotnie wystawianego na deskach teatru w amerykańskim Baltimore. Autorem utworu jest afroamerykański kompozytor i tekściarz Charlie Smalls. Za ten utwór Michael Jackson i Diana Ross zostali nominowani do nagrody Grammy w kategorii „Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” w roku 1979.
  • "Ease on Down the Road" is a song from the 1975 Broadway musical, The Wiz, performed in the original production by Stephanie Mills and Hinton BattleIn 1978, it was recorded as a duet between Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and released as the theme song of the 1978 film adaptation of The Wiz (itself an adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), and produced by Quincy Jones. The Charlie Smalls–composed tune was an R&B re-interpretation of both "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" and "We're Off to See the Wizard" from the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz. In the song, Dorothy (portrayed in the film by Ross) and the Scarecrow (played by Jackson) dance their way down the Yellow Brick Road and give each other words of encouragement."Ease on Down the Road" is performed four times in The Wiz film: once by Dorothy and the Scarecrow, once by the two of them and the Tin Man (played in the movie by Nipsey Russell), by the three of them and the Cowardly Lion (played by Ted Ross), and finally during the end credits. In the album version, Jackson and Ross sing by themselves. The recording was one of Jackson's first collaborations with Quincy Jones, who became his main producer during the late 1970s and 1980s.In 1980, Jackson was a guest on Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary and, along with Disney characters (Mickey Mouse, The Seven Dwarves, Donald Duck, Pinocchio, Minnie Mouse, Chip 'n' Dale, Pluto, Winnie the Pooh, The Three Little Pigs and Goofy), performed the song in a medley with the Disney signature song, "When You Wish upon a Star".It also earned Jackson his first Grammy Award nomination with Ross (previous two with his family group, The Jacksons) in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1979.Released as a single by MCA Records in late summer 1978, the song missed the U.S. Top 40 by one position, peaking at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached #17 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart the same year.The song was a number-one disco hit for five non-consecutive weeks in a recording by the disco studio group, Consumer Rapport. The Consumer Rapport version hit the Billboard Soul Singles chart, peaking at #19 and the Hot 100, peaking at #42. Allmusic's William Ruhlmann wrote that duet between Jackson and Ross has "spectacular vocal firepower" and that it outperforms the 1975 version by Consumer Rapport plus he highlighted it.
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  • Ease on Down the Road è una canzone interpretata da Michael Jackson e Diana Ross pubblicata su singolo il 21 settembre 1978 dalla MCA Records.Il brano è stato scritto per il musical The Wiz del 1978, diretto da Sidney Lumet e con la colonna sonora curata da Quincy Jones, in cui sia Diana che Michael hanno preso parte come protagonisti, rispettivamente nelle parti di Dorothy e dello spaventapasseri.Per lo stesso film Michael Jackson e Diana Ross hanno contribuito anche ai brani "A Brand New Day" e "Be a Lion" ed inoltre Michael anche alla canzone You Can't Win, successivamente estratta come singolo.Nel 2004 il brano è stato incluso nella raccolta Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection.
  • „Ease on Down the Road” – powstała w 1974 roku piosenka pochodząca z musicalu The Wiz, pierwotnie wystawianego na deskach teatru w amerykańskim Baltimore. Autorem utworu jest afroamerykański kompozytor i tekściarz Charlie Smalls. Za ten utwór Michael Jackson i Diana Ross zostali nominowani do nagrody Grammy w kategorii „Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” w roku 1979.
  • "Ease on Down the Road" is a song from the 1975 Broadway musical, The Wiz, performed in the original production by Stephanie Mills and Hinton BattleIn 1978, it was recorded as a duet between Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and released as the theme song of the 1978 film adaptation of The Wiz (itself an adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), and produced by Quincy Jones.
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