The Joneses first came together in 1969, when R&B groups were expected to be both singers and dancers (like The Temps). The Jones were better singers than dancers, and first scored with "Pretty, Pretty", "Mary Mary" and "Pull My String" before they were signed by Mercury. Their first hit "Baby Don't Do It" was a regional. The group first broke up in 1975 and since then there have been four different sets of Joneses. This collection features one bonus track by the current group members - "Break Your Promise".
The Joneses: Glenn Dorsey, Sylvester Brooks, Reginald Noble, Wendell Noble, Sam White.
Includes liner notes by Glenn Dorsey.
Personnel: Glenn Dorsey (vocals, percussion); William Jones, John Henderson, Thomas Richardson (vocals); Cornell Dupree, Lee Valentine, E. Gayle, Carl Lynch (guitar); T. Dent, D. Moore, I. Baptiste, G. Turner, Garnett Brown, M. Holder, C. Green, Jabbo Smith, S. Powell, Jon Faddis (horns); E Mauge (keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion); A. Williams (keyboards, synthesizer); D. Gourdin, Richard Tee (keyboards); C. Perry, Bill Lavorgna, J. Johnson, D Crudup, R. Rodriguez, Allan Schwartzberg (drums); W. Smith (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Chuck "Fingers" Irwin; Glenn Dorsey; Pat Jacques.
Liner Note Author: Glenn Dorsey.
Recording information: Broadway Studios; Campbells Sound; Couterpoint Studios; J.R. Studios.
Arrangers: E Mauge; Obie Massingill; Glenn Dorsey; Lee Valentine; Richard Tee; Carlos Franzetti.