Gloria Jones

Gloria Jones

Real Name:
Gloria Richetta Jones
Profile:
Soul singer - songwriter - producer

Born on 19.10.1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Sister of Richard Jones.
Gloria Jones' career began in a church gospel choir, which led to spots singing backing vocals for artists such as Phil Spector and Bob Dylan. Her singing talent and years of studying piano and composition led to a job writing for Motown at the behest of Pam Sawyer. Her most notable song was Tainted Love, which she did not write but recorded in 1964, and which would become one of the most covered Northern Soul songs in history - most notably by Soft Cell. Other notable singles she recorded included a cover of Dell-Vikings 'Come Go With Me', Get it On (Part 1), To Know You Is To Love You, and a new version of Tainted Love recorded in 1976. Her songs were performed by The Jackson 5, Commodores, Gladys Knight And The Pips, and others.
She would also continue to sing backing vocals for artists such as Billy Preston, Harry Nilsson and Neil Young, among others, and in 1972 would meet T. Rex front man Marc Bolan with whom she would become involved. She played clavinet and sang backing vocals for T-Rex until late 1977 when a tragic accident occurred - she crashed her Austin Mini, which caused the death of Bolan and spelled the end of T-Rex. Jones moved back to Los Angeles with their son Rolan Bolan.
She now lives in West Africa, and is involved with charity work.
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Gloria Jones Discography

Albums

T 5700 Gloria Jones Come Go With Me(LP) Uptown (2) T 5700 US 1966 Sell This Version
TSM ST 60053 Gloria Jones Share My Love (Album) Motown, Motown TSM ST 60053 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
EMC 3159 Gloria Jones Vixen (Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3159 UK 1976 Sell This Version
SW-11854 Gloria Jones Windstorm (Album) Sidewalk, Sidewalk SW-11854 US 1978 Sell This Version
AVI-6135, AVI6135 Gloria Jones Reunited (Album) AVI Records AVI-6135, AVI6135 US 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

C-14003 Gloria Jones My Bad Boy's Comin' Home / Tainted Love (Single) Champion Records C-14003 US 1965 Sell This Version
712 Gloria Jones Heartbeat (Single) Capitol Records 712 US 1965 Sell This Version
724 Gloria Jones Finders Keepers / Run One Flight Of Stairs (Single) Uptown (2) 724 US 1966 Sell This Version
732 Gloria Jones Come Go With Me / How Do You Tell An Angel Uptown (2) 732 US 1966 Sell This Version
32051 Gloria Jones When He Touches Me / Look What You Started (Single) Minit 32051 US 1968 Sell This Version
32046 Gloria Jones I Know / What You Want (Single) Minit 32046 US 1968 Sell This Version
TMG 910 Gloria Jones Tin Can People (Single) Tamla Motown TMG 910 UK 1973 Sell This Version
4E 006-94853 Gloria Jones Baby Don'tcha Know (I'm Bleeding For You)(7") Tamla Motown 4E 006-94853 Sweden 1973 Sell This Version
M 1256F Gloria Jones Why Can't You Be Mine /Baby Don'tcha Know (I'm Bleeding For You)(7", Promo) Motown M 1256F US 1974 Sell This Version
2522 Gloria Jones I Ain't Going Nowhere (Single) EMI 2522 UK 1976 Sell This Version
EMI 2437 Gloria Jones Get It On (Single) EMI EMI 2437 UK 1976 Sell This Version
052 06945 YZ Gloria Jones Bring On The Love (Why Can't We Be Friends Again) (Single, Maxi) EMI 052 06945 YZ Germany 1977 Sell This Version
EMI 2570 Gloria Jones Go Now EMI EMI 2570 UK 1977 Sell This Version
EMI 2572 Marc Bolan & Gloria Jones Marc Bolan & Gloria Jones - To Know You Is To Love You (Single) Ariola EMI 2572 Denmark 1977 Sell This Version
PSLP 250 Gloria Jones / Gonzalez Gloria Jones / Gonzalez - Bring On The Love / Carnival(12", Promo) EMI PSLP 250 UK 1977 Sell This Version
VEC45-302 Gloria Jones Woman Is A Woman (Single) Capitol Records VEC45-302 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
4762 Gloria Jones When I Was A Little Girl Capitol Records 4762 US 1978 Sell This Version
SID 104 Gloria Jones Windstorm Sidewalk SID 104 UK 1978 Sell This Version
SPRO-8821, SPRO-8822 A Taste Of Honey / Gloria Jones A Taste Of Honey / Gloria Jones - Boogie Oogie Oogie / Bring On The Love (Why Can't We Be Friends Again) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SPRO-8821, SPRO-8822 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
SPRO-8945 Gloria Jones / Sun (7) Gloria Jones / Sun (7) - Blue Light Microphone / Sun Of A Gun(12", Single, Promo) Capitol Records SPRO-8945 US 1978 Sell This Version