Friday, February 03, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Glenn Jones

Artist:Glenn Jones
Song:Here I Go Again
Album:Here I Go Again

Glenn Jones started out in gospel and he moved to secular music in the 80s. He had a good run on the R&B charts. Here I Go Again was his only number one R&B hit in 1992. He was born 1962 in Jacksonville, FL. Jones grew up singing in church and he was a member of the gospel group The Modulations. When jazz drummer Norman Connors made the move to R&B in the 70s, he was well known for giving singers their first break. He hired Jones to appear on the 1980 single Melancholy Fire. And when the song was a top 20 R&B hit, Jones went on tour with Connors. Then Jones signed with RCA in 1983. Show Me from his 1984 debut album Finesse reached #2 on the R&B Singles chart. That song was written and produced by La La who recorded a couple of albums but was mainly a songwriter producer. Jones recorded two albums for RCA and then moved to Jive. His 1987 single We've Only Just Begun reached #2 on the R&B Singles chart. It was produced by Timmy Allen of Atlantic Starr who was a Jive house producer. He recorded two albums for Jive and then moved to Atlantic. Here I Go Again was his first album for Atlantic in 1992. And it was also the first single. Jones topped the R&B Singles chart for the first time. Jones wrote and produced the song with Ray Watkins who had previously produced Meli'sa Morgan. Jones recorded two albums for Atlantic. The album Here I Go Again is available on CD. There was a comp but it is now out of print. It's tough to do a comp when a guy bounces around several labels. Since then Jones has recorded for smaller labels. His most recent album on Shanachie was released in 2006. He seems to still be active as a studio singer. Though Jones has a great voice, his hits probably weren't distinctive enough to be memorable. I think it's a result of recording for three labels in ten years and working with too many different producers. Here's the video for Here I Go Again by Glenn Jones.

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