Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Best Of: You Talk Too Much
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Mistaken listing again
John B Goode | Nova Scotia, Canada | 08/15/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is not Joe "Boogaloo" Jones.
This Joe Jones is fun tho, and his "California Sun" (which predates the Riviera's version is hot.
"You Talk Too Much" is a hilarious almost monolog. It spawned several "answer" songs
Several other nice tunes, he reminds me a bit of Fats Domino. Too bad it's out of print. The big hit (You Talk Too Much) can be found on VA compilations tho.
Amazon should pay us amateurs for correcting all these mistaken listings"
5 stars for the artist, none for the listing.
. | Chicago, IL USA | 04/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're actually looking Joe Jones, you'll never find him on the Amazon search, as the false "Boogaloo" (another Joe Jones), ruins it. (I put his name and a song title up on "Scroogle" to get here.) For those of you old enough to remember "California Sun" by the Rivieras,('64?), you're gonna -love- the original 1961 version. For one thing, the real words are way better, and the band is tighter and funkier. (I guess the Riv's record company paid out more payola, because -this- should have been the bigger hit, if music had anything to do with it.) "You Talk too Much", of course, was the hit, but everything else on this CD is as good or better."
For Henry as much as Joe
S. C. Jones | Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada | 08/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Henry Glover is the prime moving force behind Joe Jones, writing and arranging a number of the songs here. If you like New Orleans-style R&B, you will appreciate Henry Glover. He doesn't advance the genre, but somehow is creative within it. One example here is "The big mule," an homage to Jimmy McCracklin's dance songs, particularly "The walk." The rhythm, the harmonizing horns and the lyric (his) all scream Jimmy, but it's all Henry's own work. There's lots more of this musical referencing, much of which is probably over my head, but it's all good listening."