Melvyn "Deacon" Jones

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Melvyn "Deacon" Jones
Origin Richmond, 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.

Biography[edit]

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, Freddie King, and John Lee Hooker.

During his career he has worked with Gregg Allman, Elvin Bishop, Lester Chambers, Albert Collins, Pappo, and Buddy Miles.[1] Richard Varrasso Management

1990s onwards[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

  • Let's Talk About The Blues (Blue Rock'it Records, 1987 – LP #107)
  • Let's Talk About The Blues (Nile Lotus Productions, 2002 – CD) UPC: 634479396724
  • Let's Talk About The Blues (D7 Sounds LLC, 2015 – worldwide digital release)
  • Makin' Blues History - Vol. 1 (BDC Records, 1997 – CD)
  • Makin Blues History (Nile Lotus Productions, 2002 – CD) UPC: 634479396823
  • Makin' Blues History (D7 Sounds LLC, 2015 – worldwide digital release)
  • Jonesen For Money (Nile Lotus Productions, 2002 – CD) UPC: 634479405426
  • Jonesin' For Money (Kent Music/Kent Entertainment Group, 2006 – CD) UPC: 754387884523
  • Jonesin' For Money (D7 Sounds LLC, 2015 – worldwide digital release)

References[edit]

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

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