Sir Charles Jones
Jones was born in Akron, Ohio. When he was young, his family moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where he was raised. It was in Birmingham where his singing career started. Jones taught himself how to write his own music, as well as arranging and producing it. In his early career, he worked under the guidance and tutelage of Marvin Sease. His style ranges from jazz to fusion, and from gospel to blues.
His first album, Sir Charles Jones, was released in 2000. A review in Living Blues praised Jones' vocals and stated, "for a largely-programmed effort, this disk percolates with sensuality and emotional heat." Jones' next album, Love Machine, spent 57 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it peaked at number 28 in June 2002. Living Blues credited the ballad "Is There Anybody Lonely?" for increasing the attention on Jones by soul and blues radio. The magazine added, "his success bodes well for the future of soul/blues as a viable contemporary music."
A motorcycle accident in 2003 left Jones in a coma for several days. After a long and full recovery, he released Thank You for Holding On in 2006. Two years later, he released a compilation album, My Story, and a music DVD, Sir Charles Jones: His Life & Times - Undisputed King of Southern Soul.
- American Blues Network:
- International Entertainer of the year 2001-2004
- Album of the Year 2002 & 2003
- B.B. King Achievement Award 2003 & 2004
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|US R&B/Hip-Hop||US Blues||US
|Sir Charles Jones||
|A Southern Soul Party||
|Thank You for Holding On||
|A Tribute to the Legends||
- Sir Charles Jones: His Life & Times - Undisputed King of Southern Soul (2008)
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- Living Blues. Chicago: Living Blues Publications. 2001. p. 170. ISSN 0024-5232.
- "Sir Charles Jones - 'Love Machine'". Billboard (Nielsen Company). Retrieved 2012-02-12.
- Living Blues. Chicago: Living Blues Publications. 2002. p. 53. ISSN 0024-5232.
- Seibert, Perry. "'Sir Charles Jones: His Life & Times - Undisputed King of Southern Soul' - Overview". AllRovi. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
- "Sir Charles Jones - 'Sir Charles Jones'". Billboard (Nielsen Company). Retrieved 2012-02-12.
- "Sir Charles Jones - 'A Southern Soul Party'". Billboard (Nielsen Company). Retrieved 2012-02-12.
- "Sir Charles Jones - 'My Story'". Billboard (Nielsen Company). Retrieved 2012-02-12.