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Joe Jones

Best remembered for the 1960 novelty smash "You Talk Too Much," New Orleans R&B singer Joe Jones later forged a career in production and publishing before becoming a galvanizing force in the battle for artists' rights. Born in the Crescent City on August 12, 1926, Jones followed a World War II naval stint by studying at the Juilliard Conservatory of Music. Upon returning to New Orleans he served as a valet for blues great B.B. King, later graduating to the positions of pianist and arranger. Jones also toured behind Shirley & Lee before forming his own band despite limited vocal ability. After playing the French Quarter nightclub circuit for several years, he cut his single "Will Call" for Capitol in 1954. After briefly resurfacing on the Herald label in 1957, the following year Jones signed with New York City-based Roulette to cut "You Talk Too Much," a song written by Fats Domino's brother-in-law Reggie Hall and summarily rejected by the Fat Man himself. Roulette shelved the disc, but Jones loved the song and re-recorded it in 1960 for the small New Orleans label Ric, complete with a new arrangement courtesy of Harold Battiste. When "You Talk Too Much" topped New York radio, Roulette cried foul, filing an injunction that forced Ric to withdraw its version. The song soon reappeared on Roulette, crossing over to reach the pop Top Five by September. While Ric issued an answer record, Martha Nelson's "I Don't Talk Too Much," Jones' own follow-up, "One Big Mouth," flopped, and outside of 1961's minor hit "California Sun," he never charted again. Moreover, he earned next to nothing from the success of "You Talk Too Much" and in disgust relocated to New York to pursue a career in production, shepherding the fledgling careers of the Dixie Cups (of "Chapel of Love" fame) and R&B singer Alvin Robinson. Jones migrated to Los Angeles in 1973 and founded his own publishing firm. He also became an advocate for the rights of fellow R&B acts, helping African-American performers regain the rights and royalties they'd signed away during the infancy of the modern recording industry. Jones died in L.A. on November 27, 2005, following quadruple bypass surgery. He was 79. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: City Of Dreams: A Collection Of New Orleans Music

Disc 1

1. Carnival Time

2. Sing It

3. Drawers Trouble

4. Just Because

5. Don't Mess With My Man

6. Check Mr. Popeye

7. You Talk Too Much

8. Big Shot

9. I Bowed On My Knees

10. Drink Jax Beer

11. Go On Fool

12. Dollar Got The Blues

Disc 2

1. Feel Like Funkin' It Up

2. Sew-Sew-Sew

3. Cuttin' Out

4. Shoo-Fly

5. Royal Flush

6. It Ain't What You Think

7. T. Chapman

8. No It Ain't My Fault

9. Golden Crown

10. St. Louis Blues

11. If My Shoes Hold Out

12. Just A Little While To Stay Here

Disc 3

1. You Can Stay But The Noise Must Go On

2. Ain't No Yachts In The Ghetto

3. Rough Spots

4. Flow On

5. A Corn For Crip

6. Keeper Of The Crown

7. Body And Fender Man

8. Gemini Rising

9. Sweet Touch Of Love

10. Here We Go Again

11. Funkyard

12. House That Jack Built

Disc 4

1. Hard Times

2. Classified

3. Every Day, Every Night

4. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

5. Tee Nah Nah

6. On The Q-Tee

7. Gumbo Piano

8. All By Myself

9. My Children

10. I Don't Know

11. Go To The Mardi Gras

12. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

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Track List: Complete Sixties

Disc 1

1. You Got What It Takes

2. Little Boy Lost

3. Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport

5. Let's Have A Party

6. Brontosaurus Stomp

7. You're Sixteen

8. You Talk Too Much

9. Perfidia

10. Goodness Gracious Me

12. Rubber Ball

13. Wings Of A Dove

15. Exodus

16. Blue Moon

17. A Scottish Soldier

18. A Hundred Pounds Of Clay

19. Mother-In-Law

20. Dream Girl

Disc 2

1. Time

2. Goodbye Cruel World

3. My Boomerang Won't Come Back

4. Let There Be Drums

5. Peppermint Twist

6. Wanderer

7. Old Rivers

8. I Remember You

9. Locomotion

10. From A Jack To A King

11. Boys

12. Surfside

13. Tell Him

14. Proud Of You

15. Sukiyaki

16. Surf City

17. Danke Schoen

18. Painted, Tainted Rose

19. Not Responsible

20. You'll Never Walk Alone

Disc 3

1. He's My Blonde Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy

2. He Walks Like A Man

3. Hippy Hippy Shake

4. Little Children

6. The House Of The Rising Sun

7. Do Wah Diddy Diddy

8. Tobacco Road

10. Come A Little Bit Closer

11. I'll Never Find Another You

12. This Diamond Ring

13. It's Alright

16. Mission Bell

17. The Hucklebuck

18. I Live For The Sun

19. A Lover's Concerto

20. Tears

Disc 4

1. Girls, Girls, Girls

2. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

4. Tar And Cement

5. Born Free

6. Bus Stop

10. Good Vibrations

11. What Am I Doing Here With You

12. I've Been A Bad, Bad Boy

14. You Made Me What I Am

15. Hi Ho Silver Lining

17. Ode To Billie Joe

18. To Sir With Love

20. Different Drum

Disc 5

2. She Wears My Ring

3. Honey

4. On The Road Again

5. The Weight

6. Kentucky Woman

7. Try To Remember

8. Lily The Pink

10. Crimson And Clover

11. Games People Play

12. Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)

14. Galveston

16. Good Morning Starshine

17. Put A Little Love In Your Heart

19. Arkansas Grass

20. Think About Tomorrow Today

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Track List: Golden Memories Vol. 14

1. Daddy's Home

2. I'm Leaving It All Up To You

3. There's A Moon Out Tonight

4. He's So Fine

5. Raindrops

6. Ya Ya

7. Lovers Island

8. Anyone Who Had Heart

9. Mountain Of Love

10. Midnight Special

11. You Talk Too Much

12. Paper Roses

13. My Dad

14. Baby It's You

15. Goodbye Cruel World

17. Mule Skinner Blues

18. (What A) Wonderful World

19. Hey Girl

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U fuc#ing talk to much
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No but it should be ha ha!
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is this song about dee kelley ?
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hey ! that's my relative LOL
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Joe Jones "sang to much" HA HA HA!

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