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Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Jones Girls are not gonna make me love somebody else, they will do just fine

The Jones Girls were already around as an R&B act throughout the 70's before they came upon the right formula and made some classic disco.  With the help of the genius at Philadelphia International Records, such as Dexter Wansel, Bunny Sigler and Kenny Gamble they made some delightful music that brings back great memories for me and I'm sure many others.

The three sisters also had the pleasure of doing background vocals for some of the biggest acts.  The list includes Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin and Lou Rawls, they also worked extensively with Diana Ross and Linda Clifford.

In 1979 they finally had their own major hit when You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else went to the Top 5 on the R&B charts and #12 on the Hot Disco Charts of U.S. Billboard.  I had the fortune of growing up with the incredible disco radio stations out of New York so songs like Nights over Egypt and Dance Turned Into a Romance are very familiar to me too.  What an under-rated trio they were.

I've provided a tasty zip of some of Shirley, Brenda and Valorie's best.  Especially since a few have been given recent edits and even remixes.  Valorie Jones is no longer with us she died in 2001 at the young age of 45.  JONES GIRLS ZIP

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