Classics: The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Philadelphia International Records)
“You gonna make me love somebody else, if you keep on treatin’ me the way you do…” As many words aptly speakin’ for themselves, I would say. Most likely in a smooth funk vein, the Jones Girls scoring their biggest success ever. This along with PIR label heads Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in charge of the production.
Taken from their eponymous debut-album that saw the light back in 1979. Here we go with one of their signature cuts along with ‘Nights Over Egypt’. Not to mention the somehow underrated ‘You Can’t Have My Love’ and ‘Keep It Comin” back in 1984…
– Hailing from Detroit, MI, Brenda, Valorie and Shirley Jones served as backing vocalists for a myriad of artists. From Lou Rawls to Teddy Pendergrass and Linda Clifford to name a few…
As a threesome, they spent most of their time on Philadelphia International Records where they delivered their biggest classics. ‘You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else’ standing on top of the list. But also ‘Nights Over Egypt’. Not to mention ‘You Can’t Have My Love’ and ‘Keep It Comin” with production work by the likes of Keni Burke to a lesser extend.
After the failure of the ‘On Target’ album back in 1983, lead singer Shirley Jones embarked on a solo career. She scored a R&B hit with ‘Do You Get Enough Love’ which Bunny Sigler wrote, co-producing it with Kenny Gamble.
She also released an album – ‘Ladies Night Out’ – along with Jean Carn and Cherrelle back in 2007.
– Brenda Jones released a single, ‘What Your Love Has Done’ as The BrendaJones Experience back at the end of 2014 on Josh Milan‘s Honeycomb label.
Valorie Jones sadly died on Dec. 02, 2001, in Detroit, MI, at the age of 45.
Brenda Elaine Jones sadly passed on Apr. 03, 2017, after being hit by a car in Wilmington, DE. She was 62.