The Jones Girls burst onto the global music scene in 1979 with their hit single You’re Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else. This was the start of a very successful period at Philadelphia International Ltd during which they released 5 albums, but it didn’t start or even end there!
Here Shirley, lead singer of the sister-ensemble, recounts her life in music beginning with the invaluable tutelage received from their mother, RCA’s first black artiste Mary Frazier Jones. Shirley speaks about their early recordings and of becoming one of the most in-demand backing vocalists in the business which eventually landed them a recording contract with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and beyond.
Having sadly lost both Valorie and Brenda, Shirley continues to perform, keeping the Jones Girls’ legacy alive to enthusiastic audiences around the world.
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