It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Billy Paul

Billy Paul earned all his hits in the '70s as an R&B vocalist, although he'd been recording since the '50s, when he debuted on Jubilee. Born in Philadelphia in 1935, Paul was featured on radio broadcasts at the age of 11 and had an extensive jazz background. (He worked with Dinah Washington, Miles Davis, and Roberta Flack, as well as Charlie Parker, before forming a trio and recording for Jubilee.)

His original 1959 recording of "Ebony Woman" for New Dawn was later re-recorded for Neptune as the title of his 1970 LP. He signed the next year with Philadelphia International and scored his biggest hit in 1972 with "Me and Mrs. Jones," topping both the R&B and pop charts. Paul had one other Top Ten R&B single, "Thanks for Saving My Life," in 1974. He remained on Philadelphia International until the mid-'80s. Paul recorded one LP for Total Experience in 1985, Lately, and another for Ichiban before announcing his retirement in 1989 in London. He continued to do occasional club dates, however, both in America and overseas. He died in April 2016 at the age of 80. ~ Ron Wynn
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Only The Strong Survive - The Best Of Billy Paul

1. Let 'em In

2. Bring The Family Back

3. Sooner Or Later

4. I Think I'll Stay Home Today

5. Me And Mrs Jones (Live)

6. One Man's Junk

7. How Good Is Your Game

8. False Faces

9. Takin' It To The Streets

10. So Glad To See You Again

11. I Trust You

12. Don't Give Up On Us

14. Everybody's Breakin' Up

15. Only The Strong Survive

x

Track List: Me And Mrs. Jones

1. Me And Mrs. Jones

2. Billy's Back Home

3. Black Wonders Of The World

4. Let 'Em In

5. Be Truthful To Me

6. Your Song

7. Thanks For Saving My Life

8. This Is Your Life

10. Don't Think Twice. It's All Right

11. Am I Black Enough For You

12. Love Buddies

14. When Love Is New

x

Track List: Let 'Em In / Only The Strong Survive / First Class

Disc 1

1. Let 'em In

2. We All Got A Mission

3. How Good Is Your Game

4. Love Won't Come Easy

5. Without You

6. Word Sure Gets Around

7. I Trust You

8. I Think I'll Stay Home Today

9. Only The Strong Survive

10. Takin' It To The Streets

11. Sooner Or Later

12. One Man's Junk

13. Everybody's Breakin' Up

14. Times Of Our Lives

15. Don't Give Up On Us

16. Where I Belong

Disc 2

1. False Faces

2. Bring The Family Back

3. Game Of Life

4. It's Critical

5. Thank You (For This Blessing)

6. What A Way To Love

7. So Glad To See You Again

8. Treasure Of My Life

9. I Gotta Put This Life Down

Comments

Report as inappropriate
ME AND MRS JONES ... Just right where I am ........
Report as inappropriate
The song of my best friend and his girl at the time Brenda Jones
Report as inappropriate
love the music
Report as inappropriate
Problem Was......bot h . . . . . L A T E BILLY PAUL&MRS.JON E S . . . . l e f t @ a same time........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report as inappropriate
Rest in peace my friend
Report as inappropriate
Just a great song no matter the meaning.. Just like The Manhattans "Kiss and Say Goodbye".. Love is unexplainabl e . .
Report as inappropriate
You learn something new......if not careful every 24hrs.
Just realizing. The Late Billy Paul.Met his transition.T o an Afterlife in April of this Leap Year 2016.
I am positive.A tribute .Should be set-aside.Fo r Musician-Voc a l i s t . T h r i v i n g to be successor to his 'caliber'...
Report as inappropriate
nancyweissbe i n
RIP MY FRIEND, I was one of Mrs Jones.
Report as inappropriate
willowbaby_1
Reminds me of hanging out in Brooklyn! Lol!
Report as inappropriate
willowbaby_1
Graduated in 1972 from John Adams High School Ozone Park Queens New York! I remember all of His music!
Report as inappropriate
dragonlady60 8 8
Treat each other with respect
Report as inappropriate
dragonlady60 8 8
This is Bad for being such a great song.....thi n k about it
Report as inappropriate
Beautiful song. 1972 the year I graduated from high school.
Report as inappropriate
Love Billy one of the Great One's
Report as inappropriate
One of the best songs of all time.. Love it great loving music..
Report as inappropriate
wazwifey
One of my favorite songs...rib Billy Paul
Report as inappropriate
I love Me&Mrs Jones RIP
Report as inappropriate
Even now
Report as inappropriate
Thanks for your smooth groove Billy Paul....RIP~
Report as inappropriate
nedwards711
RIP Mr. Paul
Report as inappropriate
nedwards711
I was homesick in Frankfurt, Germany, 19 yrs old, US ARMY circa 1973.
Report as inappropriate
rip Billy great song many memories - under appreciated
Report as inappropriate
Rest in peace billy Paul.look for you at unsung next season...
Report as inappropriate
bcc131830
A great, great song and performance -- yet still underappreci a t e d , somehow.
Report as inappropriate
R. I. P. with much love and respect
Report as inappropriate
As long as there are"slow-jam s " . . . . . . t h e r e w i l l be ms.jones.... . . . . d e n i e d to be a. Misses...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Report as inappropriate
Thank You for leaving us some truely great music Mr.Billy Paul.. May you Rest In Peace..
Report as inappropriate
I think we can all relate to Me and Mrs. Jones.....Lo v e , love , love all of his music.
Report as inappropriate
Me And Mrs Jones .....
Report as inappropriate
R.I.P Mr. Billy Paul..
Report as inappropriate
moleculematt
Me and Mrs Jones.
Report as inappropriate
I met Billy Paul at Philadelphia Intl. I love his music. And I had a situation where there really was a Mrs. Jones. Situation was the same as the song. Really brings back fond memories. RIP Billy
Report as inappropriate
Rip I will always love your smooth jazz sound Love Buddies
Report as inappropriate
Very Smooth sound and voice,speaks to his jazz roots, will be missed. Mah Shah Allaah!
Report as inappropriate
R.I.p.
Report as inappropriate
2016 and still smooth as ever. Me and Miss Jones. Love it.
Report as inappropriate
Rest in Peace!
Report as inappropriate
Rest in paradise ...
Report as inappropriate
supahdan2
Another great voice gone silent..than k s for the great music and memories Billy. Rest in Paradise..
Report as inappropriate
One of my favorite songs
Report as inappropriate
REST IN LOVE

Report as inappropriate
My uncle was an amazing man. I will miss him so dearly. I was very young when he was in the prime of his singing career. I have been listening to more of his music and i am amazed. I am so proud of him.
I remember him carrying me on his back when i was a small girl! Heartbroken! Rest my dear uncle, rest.
Report as inappropriate
What a talented singer, and songwriter. Billy Paul had a way of drawing you into his smooth, sensual, Philly sound. Thank you for the music you left. Continue to sleep into the Lord's arms.
Report as inappropriate
Slow dancing at the 6th grade social. Girls on one side, boys on the other - and the girls waiting for one of the boys to ask her to slow dance. It was great memories.
Report as inappropriate
RIP great one.
Report as inappropriate
ngar
R.I.P. Billy, you'll never be forgotten.
Report as inappropriate
Greatest artist of all times. I love me sum old skool r/b and classic Soul
Report as inappropriate
RIP my Brother
Report as inappropriate
Rip let ur music live on
Report as inappropriate
sharitafanro y
R.I.P..... Another good artist called home...
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[82, 86, 117, 75, 85, 127, 84, 111, 95, 99, 65, 92, 65, 124, 67, 91, 92, 121, 101, 79, 97, 66, 79, 67, 113, 121, 71, 100, 98, 78, 99, 97, 107, 69, 97, 113, 73, 120, 120, 113, 117, 74, 98, 97, 98, 104, 75, 93, 85, 70, 100, 104, 101, 81, 113, 108, 66, 81, 76, 97, 114, 93, 99, 112, 104, 82, 109, 101, 67, 115, 94, 91, 105, 91, 70, 116, 66, 78, 92, 66, 82, 102, 73, 114, 81, 95, 116, 97, 117, 103, 64, 106, 67, 116, 106, 110, 99, 84, 114, 79, 126, 77, 79, 104, 92, 115, 96, 75, 103, 127, 102, 81, 110, 101, 105, 105, 124, 125, 65, 65, 95, 67, 125, 105, 114, 94, 115, 82, 77, 65, 111, 98, 99, 78, 124, 124, 117, 90, 90, 67, 107, 120, 98, 92, 66, 86, 111, 100, 102, 124, 106, 119, 118, 76, 72, 67, 119, 101, 112, 120, 88, 117, 74, 90, 88, 69, 123, 84, 124, 123, 111, 124, 73, 119, 92, 103, 82, 122, 68, 94, 65, 100, 77, 76, 66, 80, 114, 66, 125, 67, 92, 66, 123, 87, 98, 110, 90, 73, 97, 95, 102, 92, 92, 88, 67, 107, 87, 106, 117, 66, 80, 125, 97, 101, 98, 116, 125, 85, 97, 71, 74, 110, 120, 97, 68, 108, 74, 95, 120, 66, 73, 98, 97, 119, 68, 110, 100, 83, 113, 67, 81, 102, 118, 72, 82, 102, 71, 115, 95, 92, 86, 119, 120, 112, 87, 84, 65, 71, 80, 118, 87, 92, 102, 78, 80, 68, 105, 105, 100, 107, 87, 116, 64, 77, 113, 95, 77, 67, 98, 127, 81, 103, 96, 101, 124, 90, 72, 85, 113, 103, 116, 95, 94, 73, 74, 86, 81, 114, 85, 94, 106, 76, 117, 98, 80, 76, 105, 94, 99, 114, 82, 65, 73, 122, 76, 68, 117, 116, 80, 76, 83, 110, 103, 127, 104, 97, 64, 122, 109, 78, 95, 70, 101, 97, 125, 92, 113, 65, 101, 69, 123, 86, 122, 74, 86, 95, 121, 77, 86, 92, 74, 85, 64, 79, 120, 83, 84, 85, 78, 88, 78, 76, 92, 114, 85, 69, 103, 91, 119, 115, 127, 73, 71, 111, 70, 105, 82, 90, 121, 109, 76, 83, 77, 94, 93, 75, 76, 88, 106, 73, 78, 106, 107, 83, 109, 99, 88, 123, 73, 83, 79, 94, 102, 104, 82, 68, 92, 124, 64, 110, 78, 108, 72, 127, 125, 88, 84, 107, 71, 126, 89, 114, 119, 78, 108, 94, 120, 97, 113, 82, 103, 117, 64, 123, 111, 109, 66, 101, 67, 84, 78, 71, 105, 92, 66, 97, 99, 115, 114, 72, 122, 87, 67, 100, 113, 124, 74, 93, 122, 109, 86, 91, 92, 78, 103, 118, 115, 111, 111, 106, 113, 99, 79, 124, 91, 121, 92, 109, 113, 124, 127, 79, 65, 90, 106, 103, 94, 68, 112, 119, 81, 119, 110, 83, 122, 75, 67, 98, 113, 67, 116, 68, 87, 122, 80, 118, 119, 90, 69, 110, 68, 126]