Monday, March 03, 2008

Memories of The Jones Girls

The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (1979)


this song came on the radio a few days ago and i took a short trip down memory lane. in the late-1990's, plezWorld had the fortune of working with one of the Jones Girls (Shirley) for a couple of years in the sales organization of multi-national corporation. it was really cool to talk with a superstar who had her life shaped by the entertainment industry: one of the reasons she had settled into the suburbs of metro atlanta to quietly raise her family. The Jones Girls were from Detroit and got their start as the backup singers for Diana Ross.

they were also one of my brother's favorite groups when he was in college (he had ALL of their albums)... so i brought his albums with me to work one day where Shirley graciously signed all of them for him. these are THE JONES GIRLS!

here is Shirley Jones doing the solo thing... as you can hear, she could definitely hold her own. the last time i spoke with her, she was looking at releasing a gospel album in europe... it's been years, but i wish her well.

Shirley Jonest - Last Night I Needed Somebody (1986)