Glenn Jones

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Glenn Jones
Born 1962 (age 54–55)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1978 - 2003
Labels
Associated acts The Modulations

Glenn Jones (born 1962 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American R&B/soul singer.[1]

Career[edit]

Jones started his career as a gospel singer, working and recording with the Florida-based gospel group, The Modulations, before managing a successful move into the R&B field. He got his recording start in R&B in 1980 when Norman Connors featured the singer on a track, "Melancholy Fire" on his album, Take It to the Limit. The song was released as a single, climbing to No. 20 on the Billboard R&B chart.

Jones toured with Connors, and in 1983 he signed a deal with RCA. In the same year, he issued a five-track mini-album Everybody Loves a Winner that had the top 30 R&B single, "I Am Somebody". His first full-length album, Finesse, was released in 1984. The single "Show Me," reached No. 3 on the R&B charts. The second single, "Bring Back Your Love" reached No. 18 on the R&B charts.

His last album for RCA was Take It from Me, which came out in 1986. The title track for the album was featured in the movie, Youngblood.

Moving to Jive in 1987, Jones scored a hit with "We've Only Just Begun" which reached No. 2 on the Billboard magazine R&B chart. The track was the lead single from the album Glenn Jones, released in 1987.

In 1992, Jones moved to Atlantic Records. During the same year, Jones released the album, Here I Go Again. Its first single, "Here I Go Again", was his only single to reach No. 1 on the R&B charts. The second single, "I've Been Searchin' (Nobody Like You)" was also successful, peaking at No. 8 R&B. His album Here I Am was released in 1994 and had a minor hit with the ballad "Round and Round", which reached No. 24 on the R&B charts.

In 1993, British girl group Eternal covered Jones's 1990 track "Stay" and released it as their debut single, reaching No. 4 in the UK and No. 19 in the US Billboard charts.

Jones released the album It's Time in 1998 and Feels Good (Peak Records) in 2002, neither of which were very successful on the charts.

Discography[edit]

  • 1983: Everybody Loves a Winner (EP) (RCA)
  • 1984: Finesse (RCA) – US R&B No. 18
  • 1986: Take It from Me (RCA) – US R&B No. 45
  • 1987: Glenn Jones (Jive) – US No. 94, US R&B No. 16, UK No. 62
  • 1990: All For You (Jive) – US R&B No. 27
  • 1992: Here I Go Again (Atlantic) – US R&B No. 22
  • 1992: The Best of Glenn Jones (Jive)
  • 1994: Here I Am (Atlantic) – US R&B No. 39
  • 1998: Greatest Hits: Giving Myself to You (Razor & Tie)
  • 1998: It's Time (SAR) – US R&B No. 51
  • 2002: Feels Good (Peak) – US R&B No. 88
  • 2006: Forever: Timeless R&B Classics (Shanachie) – US R&B No. 49

With the Modulations

  • 1978: With a Made Up Mind (Savoy)
  • 1980: Feel the Fire (Savoy)

Singles[edit]

  • 1983: "I Am Somebody" – US R&B No. 30
  • 1983: "Keep on Doin'" – US R&B No. 51
  • 1984: "Show Me" – US R&B No. 3
  • 1985: "Bring Back Your Love" – US R&B No. 18
  • 1985: "Everlasting Love" – US R&B No. 85
  • 1986: "Giving Myself to You" – US R&B No. 19
  • 1986: "Stay" (from the Take It from Me album) – US R&B No. 69
  • 1987: "We've Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)" – US No. 66, US R&B No. 2, UK No. 85
  • 1987: "Oh Girl" – US R&B No. 38
  • 1988: "Living in the Limelight" – US R&B No. 34
  • 1990: "Stay" (from the All for You album) – US R&B No. 6
  • 1990: "Can We Try Again" – US R&B No. 47
  • 1992: "Here I Go Again" – US R&B No. 1
  • 1992: "I've Been Searchin' (Nobody Like You)" – US R&B No. 8
  • 1992: "Good Thang" – US R&B No. 60
  • 1994: "Round and Round" – US R&B No. 24
  • 1994: "Here I Am" – US R&B No. 68
  • 1994: "It's Gonna Be Alright" – US R&B No. 45
  • 1998: "Let It Rain" – US R&B No. 65
  • 1999: "Baby Come Home" – US R&B No. 80
  • 1999: "I Think It's Time" – US R&B No. 76
  • 2002: "Feels Good" – US R&B No. 54
  • 2003: "All That You Need" – US R&B No. 64
  • 2003: "I Wonder Why" – US R&B No. 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2003-08-01). All music guide to soul: the definitive guide to R&B and soul. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 373–. ISBN 978-0-87930-744-8. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

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