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Linda Jones - (Artist Of The Week)

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This week we celebrate the amazing vocals of Linda Jones.

Such an amazing voice lost to the world at only 27 years old.

We can only dream of what could have followed.

 

Linda Jones Biography (Wikipedia)

Linda Jones (December 14, 1944 – March 14, 1972) was an American soul singer with a strong gospel-influenced style.

 

Jones was born in Newark, New Jersey. She started singing in her family's gospel group, the Jones Singers at the age of six. Her first recording was "Lonely Teardrops" under the name of Linda Lane on Cub Records in 1963. She was found performing at a local club by songwriter Jerry Harris who introduced her to producer George Kerr. After unsuccessful singles on Atco Records in 1964 and Blue Cat Records the following year, Kerr took her to Warner Bros. Records' R&B subsidiary, Loma Records in 1967. The first Loma release proved to be her biggest success, the ballad, "Hypnotized" reached #4 on the Billboard R&B chart and #21 on the Hot 100. This proved to be the label's best-selling record and it was followed by two further hits, including "What've I Done (To Make You Mad)" (#8 R&B, #61 pop), and an album
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Amsterdam Russ profile photo

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Hypnotized LP - Canadian

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Hypnotized EP - France

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Linda Jones - Press Photo

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What can I do (without you) - France

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Juke Box Strips

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I Who Have Nothing - EP - Portugal

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Sheet Music

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Advance Promotion Acetate

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Can't Stop Loving My Baby - Emidisc Acetate

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My Heart Needs a Break - Loma

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Billboard Trade Ad - My Heart Needs a Break

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Obituary - Blues and Soul

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Amsterdam Russ profile photo

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Superior mono version of If Only We Had Met Sooner - taken from the Canadian Hypnotized LP

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Another great topic. IMHO Linda jones is THE greatest lady soul singer ever.i was introduced to her tunes in the 70's by my best mate (rug) Bowers(sadly RIP) he had collected all her stuff and I was hooked.

Just can't live my life is my all time fav

Andy

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some more images of various Linda Jones releases...

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Still have a massive soft spot for Your Hit Me Like TNT.

Dx

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You don't often see this photo...nice change from the usual one...

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love all LINDA JONES records'she's gone but not forgotten RIP LINDA JONES

Amsterdam Russ profile photo

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You don't often see this photo...nice change from the usual one...

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From the Turbo "Greatest Hits" LP..?

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Another Linda Jones related Loma Records ad .........

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Roburt profile photo

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.... and her 45 was being played on WMBM in Miami in the summer of 68 .....

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Another mention for Linda ...........

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I know I've posted up a pic of the Japanese issue of, 'Hypnotised'/'I Can't Stop Loving My Baby', before but yesterday I was lucky enough to come across this incredible looking beauty within a huge and amazing collection of Soul 45s (US, Euro & Japanese), and the guy was kind enough to allow me to add it to my Japanese press collection...well, I needed this one to go with my stock copy, right!?

:thumbup:

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Northern Soul Uk profile photo

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Hits the spot every time!

And this!

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Garswood profile photo

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my only Linda Jones 45, it definately improves when linda' voice kicks in

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A big live show she was on in June 67 in Baltimore ...........

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Worth noting; Joe Robinson, of All Platinum Records (the husband of Sylvia) who owned all the Turbo, Stang, Vibration, Stang material, said that, as Linda had worked for a while in the firms office in Englewood, she was in the studio, recording, all the time and that he had around 3.5 albums worth of unreleased material in the can on her.

Neither Joe or Sylvia are around any more - and the studio burnt down in 2002.

In the mid 90's Rhino were reported to have bought the back catalogue and unreleased Master recordings from the estate.

I've often wondered what happened to those tapes... and will they ever see the light of day!

:g:

Sean

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Had the good fortune to come across this on E-Bay a while ago - from a record producer's estate.

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Worth noting; Joe Robinson, of All Platinum Records (the husband of Sylvia) who owned all the Turbo, Stang, Vibration, Stang material, said that, as Linda had worked for a while in the firms office in Englewood, she was in the studio, recording, all the time and that he had around 3.5 albums worth of unreleased material in the can on her.

Neither Joe or Sylvia are around any more - and the studio burnt down in 2002.

In the mid 90's Rhino were reported to have bought the back catalogue and unreleased Master recordings from the estate.

I've often wondered what happened to those tapes... and will they ever see the light of day!

:g:

Sean

Do you believe it Sean ? - across the four Turbo albums and all the 45's there was only about 18 tracks used - I'm sure if they had other material they would of used at least some of it at the time if not to cash in later. Would be nice though :thumbsup:

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It is a nice thought Mike.

Although Joe Robinson was a bit of a player, I've no reason to doubt what he said back in '73, so I've been curious about this for a long time.

"Linda was a girl who was very close to me. She's the only artist that I have a picture of in my office, of all the artists we have. And that picture was up there before she died. Linda was a great artist; I think she was one of the greatest. And she would have been tremendously big, big. She died of sugar diabetes.

She was brought to me by George Kerr, who was her producer. She was doing nothing up in Rochester, up-state New York, and I sent one of my promotion men up there to get her. He brought her back here and I put her on staff here. That was we could make sure she could eat right and try to get her health back together. We put her in the hospital here, too. When she came out, we had her in the office every day to keep an eye on her. In fact, that's the reason why we have so much stuff cut on her because she was here every day.

We've got maybe three or three and a half albums on her yet."

Both Joe & Sylvia long gone. So where are those tapes now? Did they survive the fire? Are they sitting in a vault somewhere?

I guess Sanctuary Records / Castle now have the All Platinum rights. They put out the previously unreleased Heartstoppers, but would they have the tapes for Linda?

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Sean

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This week we celebrate the amazing vocals of Linda Jones.

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LOMA_2070-A_DJ.jpgLOMA_2070-B_DJ.jpg Such an amazing voice lost to the world at only 27 years old.

We can only dream of what could have followed.

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Soul Shrews profile photo

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One of my favourites

 

Cheers Paul

 

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Post above Yugoslavian LP of Turbo tracks from "84

Cheers Paul 

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Amsterdam Russ profile photo

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Billboard ad for performance in Baltimore...

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Trade ad - voltage from Loma, featuring Roy Redmond & Linda Jones

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Trade ad for Hypnotized...

 

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Poster for New Jersey performance (image taken from eBay some years back. I wanted to buy this poster, but the seller wouldn't ship it outside of the States.)

 

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Linda Jones with guitar!

 

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The Yank profile photo

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Ad for her first single (as Linda Lane) - 

 

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Scootboy profile photo

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What a fantastic voice

 

 

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Tomangoes profile photo

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Did My heart needs a break and / or Just can't live my life get played out before she died?

Just wonder if she knew of the impact they had / have before she passed.

Truly a class act, and her music will live on for a long time to come.

Ed

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Linda,s version of Last minute miracle is awesome.  LP only track I believe 

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43 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Linda,s version of Last minute miracle is awesome.  LP only track I believe 

It did come out as the flip to the Cajun Hart UK WB reissue from 2005. 

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22 minutes ago, Amsterdam Russ said:

It did come out as the flip to the Cajun Hart UK WB reissue from 2005. 

Thanks Russell 

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Also released on Record Shack in 2016 with "You Cant Take It" on the flip side - 

 

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Ezzie Brown profile photo

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the lp that came out on the loma series was a total eye opener for me........by far the best of the 7 in the series .................. the lady had an achingly wonderful voice contrasting wonderfully with the niter sounds i was listening to at the same time ............masterpieces of soul

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Have sent link to George Kerr, hopefully he'll make a comment here.

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16 hours ago, Amsterdam Russ said:

It did come out as the flip to the Cajun Hart UK WB reissue from 2005. 

Is this an official release?

I had a feeling that it was a boot

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1 hour ago, Scootboy said:

Is this an official release?

I had a feeling that it was a boot

Official release to promote (as it says on the label) the album "After hours vol.3". Both tracks appear on it.

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Just for fun... About 10 years back, I was experimenting with stereoscopic 3D photography and worked out you could get the same effect with digital images and not just photos you'd taken. So using a scan I'd done of Linda's classic publicity photo, I made a 3D pic. Not much good if you don't have anaglyph glasses, but if you do, it works rather well! 

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