The Jones Girls
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Jones Girls consisted of sisters Brenda, Valorie and Shirley Jones. They served as backup singers for Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, and Le Pamplemousse. They worked with Diana Ross from 1975-78 and were the backup singers on Linda Clifford's 1978 album If My Friends Could See Me Now.
Their biggest hit was "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else". The song broke the Billboard Magazine Top 40 at #38 in May 1979. The song was also a Top 5 R&B hit.
An additional hit followed in 1980, with the single "I Just Love The Man", charting at #9 in January 1981. The less successful, "Nights Over Egypt", (released in 1981, charting at R&B #23 in 1982) is currently a cult classic that receives more airplay on urban radio stations than their previous bigger hits.
After the release and failure of their fourth U.S. album, On Target, lead singer Shirley Jones pursued a solo career and had a #1 R&B hit on Billboard with Do You Get Enough Love, from her top ten debut album Always In The Mood. In 2007, Shirley released an album Ladies Night Out together with Jean Carn and Cherrelle, the album was available both on CD and DVD release.
- 1979: The Jones Girls (Philadelphia International) - US Pop #50, US R&B #8
- 1980: At Peace With Woman (Philadelphia International) - US Pop #96, US R&B #7
- 1981: Get as Much Love as You Can (Philadelphia International) - US Pop #155, US R&B #25
- 1983: On Target (RCA) - US R&B #59
- 1984: Keep It Coming (Philadelphia International)
- 1992: Coming Back (ARP)
- 2000: The Best of the Jones Girls (Capitol)
- 1979: "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else" - US Pop #38, US R&B #5, US Dance #12
- 1979: "We're a Melody" - US R&B #78
- 1980: "I'm at Your Mercy" - US R&B #77
- 1980: "I Just Love the Man" - US R&B #9
- 1980: "Dance Turned into a Romance" - US R&B #22
- 1981: "(I Found) That Man of Mine" - US R&B #20
- 1981: "Nights Over Egypt" - US R&B #23
- 1983: "On Target" - US R&B #43
- 1983: "2 Win U Back" - US R&B #47