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Paul Jones - Hits & Blues FLAC album

Performer: Paul Jones
Genre: Rock / Pop music
Title: Hits & Blues
Country: New Zealand
Released: 1980
Style: Soft Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1897 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1187 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1143 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 945

Paul Jones (born Paul Pond, 24 February 1942) is an English singer, actor, harmonica player, radio personality and television presenter. He presented The Blues Show on BBC Radio 2 for thirty-two years. Paul Jones was born as Paul Pond in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

British blues: Direct from the Delta to Dartford and beyond, the Blues turned British rock on its head. Guitarist Paul Kossoff and drummer Simon Kirke came from a blues combo called Black Cat Bones. Vocalist Paul Rodgers arrived from the similar sounding Brown Sugar and bassist Andy Fraser had been a Bluesbreaker. Free was a formidable coming together of raw British blues rock talent. And they didn’t disappoint, coming up with their own distinctive brand of blues on their debut. Bluesbreakers was the first blues album to chart in the UK, reaching N. in the summer of 1966. By then Clapton had already left to form Cream. Things were moving fast.

Jones' debut album, 1966's My Way, found him and/or his record company seemingly determined to follow a far more all-around pop entertainer sound than Paul had trodden as the lead singer of Manfred Mann. Such strategies rarely yield fruitful results, and that was the case here, with a set list that, in trying to please everybody, came up short all around. Much of it is big-ballad pop in a sub-Tom Jones sort of style, and R&B/blues influences are, incredibly, virtually absent

Paul Jones (lead vocals, harmonica) Dave Kelly (lead vocals, slide & rhythm guitars) Tom McGuinness (lead guitar & backing vocals) Gary Fletcher (bass guitar & backing vocals) Rob Townsend (drums) Bob Hall (piano) Peter Filleul (electric piano & organ) Liz Kitchen (percussion) The Kokomo Singers: Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Paddie McHugh The Rumour Brass: Dick Hanson (trumpet) Ray Beavis (tenor saxophone) John 'irish' Earle (baritone saxophone) Chris. Recorded just after the 'Fat City' album hit the market many of the songs from it come in this set, several of the extra musicians here also performed on that album. Joining Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Gary Fletcher and Rob Townsend (yes ! still exactly the same line up as it is now).

Hits such as Crosscut Saw and Laundromat Blues earned King a new rock & roll audience. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, ‘The Paul Butterfield Blues Band’. Where American white kids got the notion they could play the blues. This band had two kiler guitarists: Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop. Vote for the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees.

If you were to own only 10 Blues albums, which would they be? From the Delta to Modern Blues-Rock, here is our list of the BEST BLUES RECORDS ever. After the 60's we have selected the outstanding album or the live set which shows the best of the artist's talents. Our list covers all ages of the Blues, from the early Country Music styles through to the electric Blues of the City. The Blues has traveled around the world and back again, and our list reflects this. The early, stripped down hits for Modern and VeeJay; the Chess years; 70s collaborations with Canned Heat; his late revival with Bonnie Raitt, they are all here. The 31 tracks on this double-CD trace the journey John Lee, and the Blues, made from the Delta to the city, and on to the whole world.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 High Time
Arranged By – Mike LeanderWritten-By – Mills*, Leander*
A2 Sonny Boy Williamson
Arranged By, Conductor – Mike LeanderWritten-By – Bruce*, Jones*
A3 When My Little Girl Is Smiling
Arranged By – Mike LeanderWritten-By – Goffin King*
A4 Not Before Time
Arranged By – Paul JonesWritten-By – Paul Jones
A5 Bony Moronie
Arranged By – Mike VickersWritten-By – Williams*
A6 Thinkin' Ain't For Me
Arranged By, Conductor – Mike VickersWritten-By – Rooms*
A7 I Can't Hold On Much Longer
Arranged By – Mike LeanderWritten-By – Jones*
A8 Wait 'Til Morning Comes
Arranged By – Geoff LoveWritten By – Wilson-Oliver
B1 I've Been A Bad, Bad Boy (From The Film "Privilege". A Universal Release)
Arranged By, Conductor – Mike LeanderWritten-By – Leander*
B2 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Arranged By, Conductor – Mike VickersWritten-By – Holland-Dozier-Holland
B3 Nosher Burns
Arranged By, Conductor – Mike LeanderWritten-By – Ritter*, Johnson*
B4 Little Sadie
Arranged By, Conductor – Mike LeanderWritten-By – Ashley*
B5 Along Came Jones
Arranged By, Conductor – Mike LeanderWritten-By – Leiber-Stoller*
B6 Have You No Idea
Arranged By, Conductor – Peter AsherWritten-By – Paul Jones
B7 It's Getting Better
Arranged By, Conductor – Toni Visconti*Written-By – Mann-Well*
B8 Aquarius (From Hair)
Arranged By, Conductor – Geoff LoveWritten-By – MacDermot*, Ragni*, Rado*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.


  • Compiled By – Vic Lanza
  • Producer – John Burgess (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to A8, B1, B3 to B5), Norman Newell (tracks: B8), Paul Jones (tracks: A4, B7), Peter Asher (tracks: B2, B6)


B6 wrongly credited "Have You No Idea" on the rear sleeve. The title on the label: You Have No Idea.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MID 26 Paul Jones Hits & Blues ‎(LP, Comp) EMI MID 26 New Zealand 1980
The title B6 is wrongly listed, right the song "You Have No Idea"