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GET TO KNOW GLENN JONES
There is no stopping Grammy Nominated Recording Producer and Artist GLENN JONES, as his new single, “Love By Design” featuring Grammy Award winner Regina Belle, hits the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts as #1 Most Added Smooth Jazz Vocal Record In The Nation.
“Love By Design” was written by James Day and produced by renowned jazz producer Chris “Big Dog” Davis. This is the first release from the forthcoming CD, of the same title on the independent record label, Talent Room Entertainment. The “Love by Design” single showcases Glenn’s signature tenor and upper register while it distinctly pairs it with the richness of Regina’s vocals. Their incomparable vocals are perfectly matched with James Day’s melodic lyrics, leaving listeners with a harmonious new ballad. This marks the legendary R&B pair’s second duet after 2001’s “From Now On”.
The new CD includes a mixture of new timeless love songs and up-tempo dance classics, one which is titled “Cook-Out” co-written and produced by the multi-talented Chuckii Booker. It also features the smooth jazz sounds of jazz greats Nick Colionne and Kim Waters and the long-awaited return of renowned gospel artist Genobia Jeter-Jones. The upcoming Love By Design Tour will feature music from the new CD, as well as all the Glenn Jones classics.
Glenn Jones is still one of the most sought-after live performers in the music industry today with many chart-topping hits, including his signature songs. Jones voice penetrates the soul thru music and lyrics. Once you’ve heard “Here I Go Again”, “We’ve Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)”, “Baby Come Home”, “I’ve Been Searching”, “Show Me” and “I Wonder Why”, chart-topping hits from this gifted artist, there is no doubt that your soul has been touched. His inspirational single, “Everyday” was truly a family reunion for Jones. Jones is joined on vocals by his wife, Genobia Jeter-Jones and their niece, Y’anna Crawley. Y’anna is 2012 Stellar Award Winner for Best New Artist; she is also the 2009 Winner of BET’s Sundays Best. This song also features background vocals by national recording artist Dave Hollister. The result is a flavorful smooth blend of family love. Jones has shared the stage with many industry greats including Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin.
No stranger to pen and paper, Jones received a coveted Stellar Award for his crafty lyrics, superior vocals and for lending his production talents to the gospel quartet, Canton Spirituals (Verity Records), garnering favorites, including “Never Let Go” and “They Need to Belong”. In conjunction with his writing, producing, recording and performance schedule, Jones added acting to his repertoire. Between album projects, he joined the casts of both “The Devil Made Me Do It” and “When a Woman’s Fed Up”, touring across the nation for nearly two years. “We performed eight shows a week and I gradually saw my skills improving,” he notes. “Learning to act has been great training for me as a performer.” Jones has had the opportunity to display both his talents and his patriotism, as he toured Iraq and Kuwait performing for the troops who fight every day to protect our freedom.
“Designed to reach a wide group of people” is how Jones describes his music. He sometimes observes the people at his shows; they range from 30 – 60 and Jones knows they are there because he is true to what he has established; a meaningful lyric, great melody and a very soulful and sincere sound.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Jones fondly recalls, “Since the age of 4 or 5, I’ve always loved music.” Reared in the Pentecostal church, he often found himself risking punishment just to sneak a listen to the secular sounds of Stevie, Bobby, Marvin and Donny, in particular. Heavily influenced by the sounds of the time, Jones formed his first group, “The Modulations,” at the age of fourteen and was later discovered by the late, great gospel legend, Reverend James Cleveland.
Although he initially made his mark in the gospel arena, Jones’ voice caught the ear of an acclaimed musician, Norman Connors, with whom he toured and ultimately began performing R&B music. Having officially made the transition from Gospel to R&B, Jones joined the roster at RCA Records. Four years later, he signed with Jive Records and enjoyed success with his self-titled album, which spawned the hit singles, “We’ve Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)” and “Stay,” respectively. His move to Atlantic Records produced contemporary up-tempo hits “Here I Go Again” and “I’ve Been Searching (Nobody Like You)”. During 1998, Jones signed with SAR for the independent release of “It’s Time”, which sold nearly 200,000 copies, via a combination of internet, event a, d retail sales. In addition, the album included the hit single “Baby Come Home”, a Top 5 R&B single that was one of the Top Ten Most Played Records for 2000, according to Billboard Monitor. Jones was overwhelmed by the success of this project and feels blessed to have an underground fan base that has sustained his career for over two decades.
In a recent radio interview, Jones tells the story about being backstage at a concert in Chicago. He was having a conversation with Peabo Bryson. Peabo told him Luther Vandross said, “There are only three R&B Crooners, Luther, Peabo and Glenn Jones. I was like wow, really.”
Marketing, imaging and sleek packaging aside, GLENN JONES clearly understands the dynamics of creating a solid vocal performance and has consistently delivered. “I’ve been in the game for over 30 years, and I am blessed to still be doing my thing. I owe it all to the creator. My mother told me two things that I’ll never forget, and that is, my talent would make room for me, and that my life is in God’s hands, and I believe that.”
Jones is also the founder of his non-profit, The Love Jones Foundation (LJF),
established in memory of his mother-Ella Lee Jones. The foundation provides educational programs to youth and music therapy to the elderly. For more information or to donate go to lovejonesfoundation.org.
Talent Room Entertainment will soon post about Glenn’s VIP Fan Club and upcoming tour dates on his social media pages and website GlennJonesMusic.com. Talent Room Entertainment (TRE) is a new independent music, film, and media company founded in 2018 by Glenn Jones and is based in Atlanta, GA. TRE is excited to be home to talented music and movie producers, musicians, vocalist, actors, and writers.
The TRE label celebrates the release of its first music project titled “Love By Design”, and the production of an upcoming radio segment titled “Behind The Curtain with Glenn Jones”.
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GET TO KNOW ALYSON WILLIAMS
Alyson Williams is the daughter of bandleader / Trumpeteer Bobby Booker.
Alyson has sung background vocals for various artists including, Curtis Hairston, Melba Moore ('Love's Coming At Ya'), B.B. & Q., Cashflow, Unlimited Touch, Bobby Brown and Barbara Mitchell.
Her break came when she was enlisted to the ranks of High Fashion alongside Eric McClinton and Melisa Morgan.
On the break up of High Fashion, Alyson sang with the group The Affair before moving onto a solo career.
Her first single 'Yes We Can Can' was released on the Def Jam label in 1987.
At the label, she established herself as an in demand vocalist, duetting with many of her label mates including Chuck Stanley ('Make You Mine Tonight') and Oran 'Juice' Jones ('How To Love Again').
Her first album release came in the shape of 'Raw' in 1989. The album produced the singles 'My Love Is Raw' and 'Sweet Talk'.
The album included a duet with the Blue Magic vocalist Ted Mills on 'We're Gonna Make It'.
Alyson also recorded with Tashan on the track 'Do You Wanna Know', taken from his 'On The Horizon' outing.
She, additionally, toured with him in the United Kingdom.
In 1991, Alyson recorded 'She's Not Your Fool' for the soundtrack to the movie 'Livin' Large'.
The track was included upon her 1991 set 'Alyson Williams'.
Alyson's vocal range is not limited to one style or genre. She has a deep soul that can deliver what the occasion calls for. Her live performances with a live band or with a track have been equally effective. There is so much to come from this musical iconic legend.
"Happy Wife" is a smooth R&B bouncy track with a touch of "Soul & Jazz" , sustaining and hypnotizing melodies with great lyrics and powerful vocal presence by the legend herself, Alyson Williams
Song Credits Lead Vocals by Alyson Williams Background Vocals Alyson Williams, Sabrina Brown, Zipporah Collazo Keyboards, Drum Programming, Bass by Herb Middleton Guitar : John Smith
Happy Wife 4:160:00 / 4:16
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“One of the best singers in the world”
— Randy Jackson from American Idol