BOBBY JONES / BOBBY JONZ





SINGLES

VEE-JAY 672BOBBY JONES A Certain Feeling / Sugar Baby 1965 US
TMP-TING 119BOBBY JONES I Loved And Lost / Slow Down, I'm Gonna Lose You 1965 US
EXPO EX-101BOBBY JONE'S WITH JOE HUNTER & ORCH. Talkin' 'Bout Jone's / You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart 1965? US
EXPO EX-103 BOBBY JONES I Got A Habit (Of Lovin You) / Going Into My Act 1966? US
EXPO EX-105 BOBBY JONES You're A Devil / We'll Love Each Other (Love Me Forever) 1966? US
USA 864 BOBBY JONES AND THE PARA-MONTS Beware A Stranger / Check Me Out 1967 US
EXPO EX-102BOBBY KOOL  (= Bobby Jones) Mini Skirts / Mole Skin 1968? US
EXPO EX-102PAULINE & BOBBY (feat. Pauline Shivers & Bobby Jones)   Please Bless Our Home / No Messing Around 1968? US
KACK 1 BOBBY JONES Welcome Back A Foolish Man / Lovin' Hard, Livin' Good 1969 US
KITTEN KI-707 BOBBY JONES (same artist?) Rock-A-Lolita / Pay Day! Yah! Yah! 19?? US
CAP 1040 BOBBY JONES Stealing Kisses / Feel It 19?? US
LIONEL L-3216 BOBBY JONES I Got A Habit (Of Loving You) / I Am So Lonely (In My Apartment) 19?? US
CAPRI 1020 BOBBY JONES The Boogie Train / The Boogie Train (instr.) 1974 US
TOP HIT 28049 BOBBY JONES My Confession (Part 1) / My Confession (Part 2) 197? US
ADAM 28049 BOBBY JONES My Confession - Part I / My Confession - Part II 197? US
BIG BI-225 BOBBY JONZ Too Pooped To Pop / Three Things 197? US
MODERN BLUES MB 2257 BOBBY JONZ Too Pooped To Pop / Three Things 197? US
DISPO DI-0100 BOBBY JONZ Win Your Love / You Don't Know What You've Got 198? US
DISPO 010050 (12" promo) BOBBY JONZ Just Ain't My Day / (reverse by Jimmy Burns: Can't Get Over) 198? US
CROOKED ROAD G/C 0228 (12") BOBBY JONZ Just Like A Woman / Just Like A Woman (instr.) 198? US
GREAT LAKES RECORDS INC. W-0112 (12")  BOBBY JONZ Just For You / Just For You (instr.) 198? US
HIT BJ 711 (12") BOBBY JONZ Woman / Woman (instr.) 1983 US
EXPANSION A-500 (12") BOBBY JONZ Thought You Were Loving Me / Thought You Were Loving Me (instr.) 1984 US
S.O.L.V. 1 (12") BOBBY JONZ Special / I Don't Want To Be In Love Today 1985 US
KAP 1247 BOBBY JONZ I've Got The Touch / I've Got The Touch (instr.) 198? US
BIG BIDNESS BB-225 BOBBY JONZ Too Pooped To Pop / Three Things 19?? US
FANTASY D 276 (12") BOBBY JONZ I Got The Touch If You Got The Time / I Got The Touch If You Got The Time (instr.)   1987 US 




ALBUMS

ACE CD 2075 BOBBY JONZ: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE  (CD)
In The Mood For Love / Sneaking & Freaking / Innocent 'Til Proven Guilty / Candy / Long Distance Love / Baby You Baby / Pick Up The Pieces / Home Is Not The Same / Hey Bartender / I Want To Write A Song / Me And You / Home Is Not The Same (instr.)
(feat. Bobby Jonz:vcl, Norman Williams:synth/keys, Ron Evans:drum programming, Mike Russell:gtr, Thomisene Anderson:bckgr.vcls, Jewel Bass:bckgr.vcls)
1997 US
AVANTI CD 1016 BOBBY JONZ: THIS IS BOBBY JONZ COUNTRY  (CD)
Snap Your Fingers / I Believe In You / Lonely Street / My Lady / Hey Bartender / My Best Friend's Girl / Tell It Like It Used To Be / Don't Go To Strangers / Pin A Note / Tips Of My Fingers / Hey, What You Doin' / One Step From The Blues
(feat. Bobby Jonz:vcl, Harrison Calloway:keys/bs/dms, Ron Evans:drum programming, Mike Russell:gtr, Thomisene Anderson:bckgr.vcls, Jewel Bass:bckgr.vcls)
1998 US
BIG BIDNESS CD 4103 BOBBY JONZ: YOUR FREAK IS HERE  (CD)
Your Freak Is Here / Thinking With The Wrong Head / 6 And 3 Is 9 / Tag On Your Toe / A Woman, A Lover, A Friend / I Wanna Do Ya / I'm In Love With You / How Can I Get To You / Too Pooped To Pop (with Willie Clayton) / Three Things
(feat. Bobby Jonz:vcl, Mike Gray:gtr, Harrison Calloway:keys/bs/dms, Jewel Bass:bckgr.vcls, Willie Clayton:vcl/bckgr.vcls)
1999 US
RED DOT RDCD-17 BOBBY JONZ: LEE SHOT STOLE MY FREAK  (CD)
Lee Shot Stole My Freak / I Can't Live Without Your Love / I Like The Way You Dance / That's When The Heartache Began / I'm On A Love Mission / He's A Rat / I Believe In Love / This Song About An Angel / New Line Dance / I Don't Wanna Be In Love
2002 US
MARDI GRAS MG 1050 BOBBY JONES: SUPER SOUL CLUB HITS!  (CD)
I Hear You Knocking / Hit It & Quit It / Back Up Lover / Hole In The Wall / Big Head Hundreds / I Been Partying All Night / Mr. Mailman / Sho Wasn't Me / Shon't Don't Don't / That's Still My Love / Hole In the Wall (Back Door Mix) / That's Still My Love (Mellow Mix)
2008 US
DELTA GROOVE DGPCD 129 BOBBY JONES FEATURING THE MANNISH BOYS: COMIN' BACK HARD  (CD)
She's The One / Two Headed Woman / I Must Be Crazy / Come In Out Of The Rain / Get It Over Baby / I Don't Know / Tired Of Your Jive / Cry For Me Baby / Three Handed Woman / Mystery Train (lead vocals by Finis Tasby) / How Long Will It Last
2009 US

Note: Some sources also list Bobby Jones LP's on Expo (1960's) and Expansion (1980's) labels. Again, Mr. Jones himself states in Blues & Rhythm Magazine #240 (2009) that he recorded an album titled Talking About Jones in Chicago in the early 1970's (with Syl Johnson on guitar) which was released around 1972.



COMPILATIONS & SESSION WORKS

CHERRY RED CR-5104 V/A: BLUES FROM CHICAGO  (CD)
Big Boss Man [prev. unissued 1960's recording] / I'm Loosin' [sic] You [poss. same as 'Slow Down, I'm Gonna Lose You' on TMP-TING 119]
(Note: Bobby Jones is not credited on the album; the mentioned artists are Barry Goldberg, Harvey Mendel, Charlie Musselwhite and Neil Merryweather)
1973 US
DISPO DISPO-0100 BOBBY JONZ & JIMMY BURNS  (LP)
Just Ain't My Day / You Don't Know What You've Got / Win Your Love
198? US
ACE CD 2068 V/A: THE GOLD TAPES FROM THE ACE VAULT  (CD)
In The Mood
1996 US
ACE CD 2079 V/A: KINGS & QUEENS OF ACE  (CD)
Love Mission
1997 US
AVANTI CD 1003 V/A: AVANTI HALL OF FAME - 8 ARTISTS 14 HITS  (CD)
My Lady My Lady / Tips Of My Fingers
1998 US
AVANTI CD 1013 V/A: COMING ATTRACTIONS  (CD)
Snap Your Fingers / I Believe In You
1998 US
RIPETE 2266 V/A: BEACH MUSIC ANTHOLOGY 2  (4-CD)
In The Mood For Love
1999 US
TRIKONT US-0333 V/A: DIRTY LAUNDRY - THE SOUL OF BLACK COUNTRY  (CD)
Snap Your Fingers
2005 GER
KENT ENTERTAINMENT KCD 8314   V/A: SWEET HOME CHICAGO  (CD)
Big Boss Man (1960's recording) / I'm Losin' You [poss. same as 'Slow Down, I'm Gonna Lose You' on TMP-TING 119]
2005 US
VARESE SARABANDE 061667 V/A: AN INTRODUCTION TO CHICAGO SOUL  (CD)
Check Me Out
2007 US
DELTA GROOVE DGPCD 116 THE MANNISH BOYS: BIG PLANS  (CD)
Mary Jane / California Blues
2007 US
DELTA GROOVE DGPCD 121 THE MANNISH BOYS: LOWDOWN FEELIN'  (CD)
These Kind Of Blues / Searchin' Blues / Chocolate Drop / Need My Baby / Woodchuck / Figure Ahead / Dead Letter Blues  
2008 US 
DELTA GROOVE DGPCD 132 V/A: 3RD ANNUAL DELTA GROOVE ALL-STAR BLUES REVUE - LIVE AT GROUND ZERO, VOL.2  (CD)
The Mannish Boys feat. Bobby Jones: Mary Jane
2009 US
DELTA GROOVE DGPCD 137 THE MANNISH BOYS: SHAKE FOR ME  (CD)
Mona - Willie And The Hand Jive / Educated Ways / Half Ain't Been Told / Hey Now / You Can't Be Beat / Those Worries / You're Got Bad Intentions
2010 US

Not to be confused to Pittsbugh area jazz/r'n'b pianist/organist Bobby Jones (b. 1929) (of "R House Special" fame), jazz saxophonist Bobby Jones (b. 1928-d. 1980) (LP "The Arrival Of Bobby Jones", Cobblestone/1972, LP"Hill Country Suite", Enja/1974) or to gospel singer Dr. Bobby Jones (b. 1939) (LP "Sooner Or Later", Benson Music Group/1978, LP "There's Hope For This World", Nashboro Creed Records, 1979, LP "Caught Up", Nashboro Creed Records, 1980, LP "Soul Set Free", Word Records, 1982, LP "Come Together", Myrrh/Word Records, 1983, LP "Tin Gladje", 1985, LP "I'll Never Forget", Malaco/1989, LP "Another Time", Light/1990, CD "Bring It To Jesus", Tyscot/1995, CD "Just Churchin'", Gospocentric/1998, CD "Live In Perusia, Italy", Liquid Eight/2004, CD "Faith Unscripted, Vol.1", Sunrise/2007, CD "The Ambassador", Zomba/2007).



                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Heikki Suosalo | Juhani Laikkoja

Published sources: Soul Express 2/2004 | The R&B Indies 1 (Bob McGrath, 2005) | The R&B Indies 2 (Bob McGrath, 2006) | The R&B Indies 4 (Bob McGrath, 2007) | Blues & Rhythm #240 (2009) (interview with Bobby Jones by Mike Stephenson) 

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.ebay.com | www.southernsoulrnb.com/artistguide.cfm?aid=82  

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