Gloria Jones

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

Born on 19.10.1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Sister of Richard Jones. Mother of Rolan Bolan.
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 The 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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Albums

T 5700 Come Go With Me — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Come Go With Me (Album) Uptown (2) T 5700 US 1966 Sell This Version
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M790V1, M 790V1 Share My Love — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Share My Love (Album) Motown, Motown M790V1, M 790V1 US 1973 Sell This Version
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EMS-80756 Vixen — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Vixen (Album) EMI, EMI EMS-80756 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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SW-11854 Windstorm — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Windstorm (Album) Capitol Records SW-11854 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
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540044 Reunited — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Reunited (Album) AVI Records 540044 France 1982 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

14003 My Bad Boy's Comin' Home / Tainted Love — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones My Bad Boy's Comin' Home / Tainted Love (Single) Champion Records 14003 US 1965 Sell This Version
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712 Heartbeat — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Heartbeat (Single) Uptown (2) 712 US 1965 Sell This Version
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732 Come Go With Me / How Do You Tell An Angel — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Come Go With Me / How Do You Tell An Angel Uptown (2) 732 US 1966 Sell This Version
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724 Finders Keepers / Run One Flight Of Stairs — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Finders Keepers / Run One Flight Of Stairs (Single) Uptown (2) 724 US 1966 Sell This Version
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EAP 122010 Run One Flight Of Stairs — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Run One Flight Of Stairs(7", EP) Capitol Records EAP 122010 France 1966 Sell This Version
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32046 I Know / What You Want — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones I Know / What You Want (Single) Minit 32046 US 1968 Sell This Version
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32051 When He Touches Me / Look What You Started — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones When He Touches Me / Look What You Started (Single) Minit 32051 US 1968 Sell This Version
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4E 006-94853 Baby Don'tcha Know (I'm Bleeding For You) — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Baby Don'tcha Know (I'm Bleeding For You)(7") Tamla Motown 4E 006-94853 Sweden 1973 Sell This Version
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none Marry Me — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Marry Me(7", Single) Double B none Jamaica 1973 Sell This Version
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TMG 910 Tin Can People  — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Tin Can People (Single) Tamla Motown TMG 910 UK 1974 Sell This Version
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M 1256F Why Can't You Be Mine /Baby Don'tcha Know (I'm Bleeding For You) — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Why Can't You Be Mine /Baby Don'tcha Know (I'm Bleeding For You) (Single) Motown M 1256F US 1973 Sell This Version
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2522 I Ain't Going Nowhere — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones I Ain't Going Nowhere (Single) EMI 2522 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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EMI 2437 Get It On — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Get It On (Single) EMI EMI 2437 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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EMI 2570 Go Now — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Go Now EMI EMI 2570 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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EMI 2572 To Know Him Is To Love Him — Gloria Jones Marc Bolan & Gloria Jones Marc Bolan & Gloria Jones - To Know Him Is To Love Him (Single) EMI EMI 2572 Denmark 1977 Sell This Version
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052 06945 YZ Bring On The Love (Why Can't We Be Friends Again) — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Bring On The Love (Why Can't We Be Friends Again) (Single, Maxi) EMI 052 06945 YZ Germany 1977 Sell This Version
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PSLP 250 Bring On The Love / Carnival — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones / Gonzalez Gloria Jones / Gonzalez - Bring On The Love / Carnival(12", Promo) EMI PSLP 250 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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SPRO-8821, SPRO-8822 Boogie Oogie Oogie / Bring On The Love (Why Can't We Be Friends Again) — Gloria Jones 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
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SPRO-8945, SPRO-8946 Blue Light Microphone / Sun Of A Gun — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones / Sun (7) Gloria Jones / Sun (7) - Blue Light Microphone / Sun Of A Gun(12", Single, Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SPRO-8945, SPRO-8946 US 1978 Sell This Version
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VEC45-302 Woman Is A Woman — Gloria Jones Gloria Jones Woman Is A Woman (Single) Capitol Records VEC45-302 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version

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wrekker69

wrekker69

July 28, 2021
why isn't there a good compilation available for Gloria Jones' early work? Or is there? Anyone knows? She's such a great singer, would love to listen to her early sides

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