Joe Jones

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1960s 1990s
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Biography

12 August 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 27 November 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA. Jones was a pianist and vocalist who made his mark in 1960 with the R&B/novelty Top 10 single ‘You Talk Too Much’. His career began in the mid-40s as a valet and band leader for B.B. King. Jones recorded under his own name as early as 1954 and went on the road as a pianist for Shirley And Lee. Jones’ big hit was co-written with pianist Reginald Hall, and recorded for the small local label Ric Records. However, as the record began to take off, it was discovered that Jones had already recorded the song for the larger, New York-based Roulette Records. They lodged an injunction and the Ric version was withdrawn. Jones was unable to follow that hit and went into publishing, production and management, his greatest success in that area being with the Dixie Cups and, to a lesser degree, Alvin Robinson. He was also a notable advocate for black artists’...

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