With the sad recent passing of Valorie Jones, I thought I ought to focus on two of this fine groups offerings, one from the tail end of the Seventies, the other from the early Eighties.
Having recorded several sides for the Paramount and Curtom labels, amongst others, and having been an in demand trio of background vocalists, the album ‘The Jones Girls’ was the first mainstream album for this fine group. Signed to Philadelphia, this first outing for the label has become a highly collectable record, sought by many soul pundits. Shirley, Valorie and Brenda make their way through some marvellous Gamble & Huff melodies here including ‘You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else’, ‘Life Goes On’ and ‘I’m At Your Mercy’. Dexter Wansel and Cynthia Biggs pitch in with the mid tempo ‘We’re A Melody’ and You Made Me Love You’. The highlight here, for this reviewer, is the very first track ‘This Feelin’s Killing Me’, which has all the hallmarks of a ‘Philly Classic’. A great album.
Jones Girls – The Jones girls 1979
Pass / senha: No
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