Melvyn "Deacon" Jones

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Melvyn "Deacon" Jones
Melvyn Deacon Jones 2nd Edition book cover.jpg
Melvyn Deacon Jones 2nd Edition book cover
Background information
Origin Indiana, US
Genres Soull, R&B, soul, blues
Occupation(s) musician
Years active c.1960 – present
Associated acts James Ramey, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Johnny Ross, Buddy Miles, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King
Notable instruments
Organ, trumpet

Melvyn "Deacon" Jones is an organ player and founding member of Baby Huey & the Babysitters.


In 1963 along with Johnny Ross and Jimmy Ramey aka Baby Huey, Jones formed Baby Huey & the Babysitters who went on to become a well known live attraction in Chicago. After Ramey's death in 1970 Jones would embark on a career that would see him work with Curtis Mayfield and John Lee Hooker.

During his career he has worked with Greg Allman, Elvin Bishop, Lester Chambers, Albert Collins, Freddie King, Pappo, and Buddy Miles.[1]

1990s onwards[edit]

In 1992 the Bay Area Blues Society and the South Bay Blues Awards named Jones Keyboard Player of the Year.[2]


Deacon Jones[edit]

  • "Lovin' A Pro" / "Play That Game" – Sundown 112 – (45 rpm single)
  • Makin Blues History – Nile Lotus – 2000 – (Compact disc album)
  • Jonesen For Money – Nile Lotus Productions – 2002 – (Compact disc album)

Buddy Miles and Deacon Jones[edit]

  • Let's Talk About The Blues – Nile Lotus – (album) 1987


  1. ^ Blue List LA Deacon Jones – Bluesman and Author to speak in LA !
  2. ^ Deacon Jones Blues Band Websiter Home

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