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The Jones Girls

Valerie, Shirley, and Brenda Jones, collectively known as the Jones Girls, spent more than ten years in the music business before they tasted success of their own. During that time, however, their voices graced the records and stage performances of dozens of established stars, including Diana Ross and Betty Everett. By the mid-'80s, the group had nine charting R&B singles, including the Top 10 hits "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else" and "I Just Love the Man," as well as the deep classics "Who Can I Run To" and "Nights Over Egypt."

The daughters of Detroit-based gospel singer Mary Francis Jones, Valerie, Shirley, and Brenda spent years singing on other artists' recording sessions in Detroit, and later in Los Angeles. The trio first tried making their own records for the tiny Fortune label in Detroit during the '60s with no success. They moved to Hot Wax-Invictus, the company formed by Holland-Dozier-Holland, during the latter part of the decade, but sales of those records weren't much more encouraging.

It was during this period that session work came to dominate their activities -- the Jones Girls were in heavy demand to sing on other artists' singles. In 1973, they were signed to the Curtom Records subsidiary imprint Gemigo, a label that was originally organized as an outlet for Leroy Hutson's activities as a producer and arranger. "If You Don't Love Me No More," their debut single, wasn't especially popular, but it led to a follow-up record, "Will You Be There," that proved extremely important. The single never sold but its arranger, Gil Askey, who was working for Diana Ross, recommended the Jones Girls as backup singers for her on tour for a series of engagements that lasted two years and brought them some valuable exposure. Ironically enough, Curtom was sitting on an entire LP cut by the trio that never got released. One of the songs off the album, "Hey Lucinda," was issued as a single, but it did less well for the Jones Girls than it did for Betty Everett, who later recorded her vocals over their backing track for her version of the song, which did chart.

Their performances with Diana Ross opened up many doors, however, including a contract with Philadelphia International Records at the end of the '70s. The trio cut four LPs in their three years with the label, enjoying a string of hits around them including "You're Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else," "Better Things to Do," "Nights Over Egypt," and "I Just Love the Man." They later left Philadelphia International for an offer from RCA, but their sales at the new label were poor. The trio never recaptured the moment they had at the end of the '70s and the beginning of the '80s. Shirley Jones, who was the first of the trio to record singly, with an entire album for Philadelphia International, continued to carve out a separate career. Valerie died in 2001. ~ Bruce Eder & Andy Kellman
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I was actually in Egypt when this came out. Wow
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I love a couple of their songs and am friends with Valerie's son. I wish I have gotten the chance to meet her. Their music will always live on.
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Those Girls " SANG " Nights Over Egypt & I Just Love The Man my favorites
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They done that get you going
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cnor622
These women are the Greatest. They we're ahead of their time. Labels didn't know what to do with them back then. I would love to see a Reunion. That would be the Bomb. Jones Girls Forever. God Bless U all. (Chauncey Northington, Bflo, New York)
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The girls u gonna make me love some body else...Natal i e Coles sophisticate d lady...and the emotions don't want to lose your love are the funk supreme of the 70s
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Rock this joint bac in1978 while in the army spinning records
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Nights over Egypt is one of the best from the sisters, god knows I love them.
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Love this i remember when escape remade this and kandi and tiny so classic:-)
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Yes they should b on unsung.... they are great!!!
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I had to create a station for my girls,Pandor a you're my Best friend!
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The Jonez Girls Music is timeless. The Jones Girls should be profiled on the television "Unsung".
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LOVE YOU ALL SMILE.....
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NITES OVER EGYPT,IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES... . .
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You gonna make me love somebody is a righteous jam...makes u move and think. ...them jones girls funky with class
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Love the Jones Girls H-Town Lo-Rollazzz
Listening to all that love for decades
Shoot for the Star's and land on the Moon
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LOVE, LOVE , LOVE This song. I categorize this song with my favorite songs of today. You take a mini-vacatio n with this song
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THE REAL DIVAS PAVED THE WAY FOR THE UPCOMING FEMALE SINGERS SMILE...
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REAL MUSIC BY A REAL GROUP OF WOMEN!!!!!.. . . . . C L A S S Y AT THAT
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PATRICE RUSHEN SHE GOT SOUL IN HER MUSIC SMILE..
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I LOVE THE JONES GIRLS AND THE EMOTIONS THEY ARE ONLY ONE NAMED SISTERS WITH VOICES SMILE...
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I LOVEEE THE JONES GIRLS. Especially Nights Over Egypt. They are so talented and I would buy their records if they ever decided to get back together. DON'T WASTE THE PRECIOUS GIFT THAT GOD HAS GRACIOUSLY GIVEN TO YOU SISTERS. Please record something!!! ! Juliet Sandford...a d v i d fan!!
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Being a member of The Jones Girls I must say I just found out about this station from my nephew PJ, Valories son. It brings back so many wonderful memories listening and remembering all of the studio sessions in Philadelphia , all of the concerts. The good old days. I work very hard to keep the same quality of these songs in my shows today. Rock On Jones Girls Shirley Jones
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My favorite...D a n c e turned into a romance..... t a k e s me back to my rollerskatin g days at Bruckner (149th)..... S k a t i n g Palace...Ska t e Key...USA... . L o v e it still today.....Th e Jones Girls.....fa b u l o u s .
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I love ur gonna make me love somebody else. Reminds me of cleaning on saturday mornings at Ma's 1978
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rnbabydoll
Lovely voices, truly lovely!..... m y goodness!
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love all the selections but I selected Kashif and have yet to hear him.
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i know thats right what u doin at home while im getting this money
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darvin.greer
perfect background music for making love.....i'm a witness...fr o m back in th day
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Here's to you Sandra Mitchell- I remember Saturday mornings cleaning house and rocking to The Jones Girls... One of My Mama's Favorites. Love and Miss you!!
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Is this song on a mop comercial?
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jibrilowens
Loved their Hit NIGHTS OVER EGYPT. HOT COICE CHINAL. I USED TO DO THE SAME THING. SINGING THEIR SONGS.
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Nights over Egypt I used to sit at the record player singing over and over again staring at the Beautiful album cover when I was a little girl, it was the 70's
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Alot of them never gotten awarded 4 their music,W.O.WW W W W W what an shame!!!
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R&B's Best Kept Secret!
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The Jones Girls are still hot! I've loved them since I was a little girl, grew up listening... namely because they're my 2nd cousins! Grandma's house played their music 24-7! Rest in peace Valorie... Bless PJ...Hey Brenda, Shirley, and my favorite long-distant cousin Marita... Good times!
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I loved those ladies...the y have beautiful, synchronized voices.
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they have it going on they dont make musiclike this anymore
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hischosen01
My mother & her sisters use to sing all these joints in all the gung shows back in the day. These ladies are definately not given their due credit!
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earlwiggs10
THREE THUMBS UP ALWAYS...... . W E GREW UP LISTENING TO YALL!!
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earlwiggs10
THIS PAGE SHOULD BE FULL OF COMMENTS YALL........ . . . W A K E UP OUT THERE!!!
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funky mommas!!
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the jones girls need more credit classic music in the 80s
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Is it true that one of the Jones Girls has passed on? Please confirm this.
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my jones girls" , the grearest hit's ever the 80's cleverly written yo mama, hang in there
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Nights over Egypt is a classic.You go Jones Girls!!!
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darryl.nelso n
I love that song dance turn ed into romance ,the beat and the lyrics are still hot today you go jones girls

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