Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 25 Relax Edition

The beautifully singing Jones Girls were an R&B trio of sisters from Detroit, Michigan. They first recorded for GM Records in 1968, then recorded for Philadelphia International Records with Gamble & Huff. The Jones Girls consisted of sisters Brenda, Valorie and Shirley Jones. They served as backup singers for Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, and Le Pamplemousse. They worked with Diana Ross from 1975–78 and were the backup singers on Linda Clifford's 1978 album ‘If My Friends Could See Me Now’ and on Tower Of Power's lowly rated 1979 album ‘Back On The Streets’. Their biggest hit was ‘You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else’. The song broke the Billboard Magazine Top 40 at #38 in May 1979. The song was also a Top 5 R&B hit. An additional hit followed a year later, with the single ‘I Just Love The Man’, charting at #9 in January 1981. The less successful ‘Nights Over Egypt’ (released in 1981, charting at R&B #23 in 1982), is currently a disco cult classic that receives more airplay on urban radio stations than their previous bigger hits.

After the release and failure of their fourth U.S. album, ‘On Target’, lead singer Shirley Jones pursued a solo career and had a #1 R&B hit on Billboard with ‘Do You Get Enough Love’, from her top-ten debut album ‘Always in the Mood’. ‘Do You Get Enough Love’ was written by Bunny Sigler who also produced it with Kenny Gamble. ‘Who Can I Run To’, from the band's self-titled 1979 debut album, was covered by Xscape in 1995. Their cover version became a number #1 R&B and #8 Pop hit. The original version was the B-side to ‘You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else’. Valorie Jones died on December 2, 2001, in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 45.

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Tracklist:

Soul Clap – Take It Slow (2012)
Odyssey – Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love (1972)
Love Unlimited – I Love You So, Never Gonna Let You Go (1974)
Walter Jackson – It’s All Over (1964)
Rhye – 3 Days (2013)
Kalyan – Hot Tea (1980)
George Benson – Love X Love (1980)
Randy Brown – I’m Here (1979)
The Dells – Bring Back The Love Of Yesterday (1974)
Luther Vandross – Once You Know How (1982)
Ju-Par Universal Orchestra – Beauty And The Beast (1976)
Night Trains – Love Sick (1993)
8thW1 & PVD – Happy (2013)
Roy Ayers – Can’t You See Me? (1978)
Eugene Record – Overdose Of Joy (1977)
Sherrick – Just Call (1987)
The Jones Girls – You Can’t Have My Love (1984)
Chew – Tell Me You Love Me (1983)
Karyn White – Romantic (1991)

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