Weekly Reader's Poll included, in addition to Drake, three ex-The Mau-Mau's, Scott Franklin (the Cramps), Paul Black(L.A. Guns), and Johnnie Sage (Christian Death). The Joneses first seven-inch, 45 rpm single was "Criminals in My Car" b/w "Jonestown." They next released a pair of songs, "Graveyard Rock" and "Pillbox," on the 1982 [/abel]BYO Records compilation, "Someone Got Their Head Kicked In." The EP "Criminals" was the Joneses next released recording. "Hell Comes to Your House, Volume 2," included the three Joneses tracks: "I'm Bad," "She's So Filthy," "Black Cat Bone." "Keeping Up With the Joneses," was released by Doctor Dream Records in 1987. "Criminal History," released by "Sympathy for the Record Industry" in February 2000, is a 20 track retrospective of the Joneses recorded material. Jeff Drake later teamed up with his brother Scott "Deluxe" Drake in band The Vice Principals. Fun Fact: The Joneses' most popular song "Pill Box" was written by Jeff Drake when he was 16. 2.
An R&B group active during the 70s. Most known for their 1974 hits "Hey Babe" and "Sugar Pie Guy", which reached No 18 and 10 on the R&B charts, respectively. Both songs opened with distinctive scatted vocals from the Joneses' lead singer, Harold Taylor. Another member, Glenn Dorsey, wrote 7 out of 8 songs from their album of the same year, Keepin' Up With the Joneses (the other song, I Promise You, was written by Wendell Noble, another group member). The Joneses split in 1975 but returned in 1977 with a self-titled album on Epic Records, produced by Philadelphia International guitarist Bobby Eli.
This second album was recently released as a remastered CD in the UK by Big Beat Records. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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