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Valorie Jones
Birth: Apr. 17, 1956
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 2001
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Singer. She was a Rhythm and Blues singer and part of the 1970s trio "The Jones Girls." The daughters of Detroit-based gospel singer Mary Frazier Jones, The Jones Girl's were comprised of sisters Shirley, Brenda, and Valerie. They were in heavy demand to sing on other artists' singles. In 1973, they were signed to the Curtom Records subsidiary imprint Gemigo. "If You Don't Love Me No More," their debut single, was a flop. The single never sold but its arranger, Gil Askey, who was working for Diana Ross, recommended the Jones Girls as back-up singers for her on tour for a series of engagements that lasted two years and brought them some valuable exposure. Their first album, 1979's "The Jones Girls," included the R&B/Club Top 20 hit "You're Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else," which has been rapped over numerous times. (A single from the album, "Who Can I Run To," was a hit cover for the group Xscape in 1995.) 1980's "At Peace With Woman" was their second album for and boasts some of the sisters' best work. The playful "I Just Love the Man" and the perky 12" single "Dance Turned Into a Romance," were major hits. The sister's final album for Philadelphia International Records containss eight dressy urban soul tracks that work well. 1982's "Get As Much Love As You Can" features their jazzy-smooth rendition of Cynthia Biggs and Dexter Wansel's "Nights Over Egypt," (featuring Grover Washington), which is arguably the best song they've ever recorded. However sales were marginal and the label decided not to renew their contract. Quickly moving over to RCA Records, The Jones Girls released "On Target" in 1983. Once again their voices were in splendid form, but once again chart success eluded them. Despite a spirited remake of "Baby I'm Yours" and contemporary pop items "Let's Hit It" and "Win U Back" the album failed and once again the sisters were without a label. Shirley Jones was the first of the trio to recod solo. Her record "Do You Get Enough Love," went to number one on the R&B charts for two weeks in August 1986. An album entitled "Always in the Mood" was issued to favorable success. Two more solo releases followed, 1990's "Silent Strength" and 1994's "With You." The sisters reunited for 1992's "Coming Back." "Coming Back" was the long-awaited sixth album of The Jones Girls, but despite that the trio never recaptured the success they once enjoyed. (bio by: Noni) 
 
Burial:
Lincoln Memorial Park
Clinton Township
Macomb County
Michigan, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Noni
Record added: Aug 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7742025
Valorie Jones
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Valorie Jones
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Valorie Jones
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