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Joe Jones


Ideal remembered for the 1960 novelty smash “You Chat AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF,” New Orleans R&B singer Joe Jones later on forged a profession in creation and posting before learning to be a galvanizing power in the fight for performers’ rights. Delivered within the Crescent Town on August 12, 1926, Jones implemented a World Battle II naval stint by their studies at the Juilliard Conservatory of Music. Upon time for New Orleans he offered being a valet for blues great B.B. Ruler, later graduating towards the positions of pianist and arranger. Jones also toured behind Shirley & Lee before developing his own music group despite limited vocal capability. After playing the French One fourth nightclub circuit for quite some time, he cut his one “Will Contact” for Capitol in 1954. After briefly resurfacing in the Herald label in 1957, the next year Jones agreed upon with NY City-based Roulette to lower “You Talk AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF,” a tune written by Extra fat Domino’s brother-in-law Reggie Hall and summarily declined by the Body fat Guy himself. Roulette shelved the disk, but Jones adored the track and re-recorded it in 1960 for the tiny New Orleans label Ric, filled with a new set up thanks to Harold Battiste. When “You Chat AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF” topped NY radio, Roulette cried bad, processing an injunction that pressured Ric to withdraw its edition. The song quickly reappeared on Roulette, crossing to reach the pop Best Five by Sept. While Ric released a remedy record, Martha Nelson’s “I Don’t Chat AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF,” Jones’ personal follow-up, “One Big Mouth area,” flopped, and beyond 1961’s minor strike “California Sunlight,” he by no means charted again. Furthermore, he earned alongside nothing from your achievement of “You Chat AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF” and in disgust relocated to NY to pursue a profession in creation, shepherding the fledgling professions from the Dixie Mugs (of “Chapel of Like” popularity) and R&B vocalist Alvin Robinson. Jones migrated to LA in 1973 and founded his personal publishing company. He also became an advocate for the privileges of fellow R&B functions, assisting African-American performers regain the privileges and royalties they’d authorized away through the infancy of the present day recording market. Jones passed away in L.A. on November 27, 2005, pursuing quadruple bypass medical procedures. He was 79.

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Full Name Joe Jones
Died August 30, 1985, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession Painter
Nationality American
Parents Joseph Jones Sr., Daniel Dowd, Shawn-Daria Leslie Dowd
Music Songs You Talk Too Much, California Sun, One Big Mouth, Every Night About Eight, St. James Infrimary, To Prove My Love To You, Tell Me What's Happening, I've Got a Uh-Uh Wife, I Love You Still, Here's What You Gotta Do, McDonald's Daughter, Will Call, Down By The River, I Need Someone, Take a Little Walk, Oh Gee How I Cried, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, I'm Glad For Your Sake, Just Write, The Big Mule, A-Tisket A-Tasket, The Pleasure of Pain, Where Is My Baby, Always Picking On Me, Have a Nice Day, The Farmer Of Chester, Summer of '69, White Wedding, You Are the One For Me, God Killed the Devil-O/Meeting the Devil/Yonder Comes the Devil, The Coacahman/Bonny Black Hare/The Cuckoo's Nest, Indian Love Call
Albums You Talk Too Much - The Best Of, Cover Story, Presenting... The Art Tatum Trio (Mono Version), The Dixieland All Stars, Chinese Whispers, Titanium Hits, Famous Hits by Joe Jones

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1 Former personal assistant, arranger and pianist for B.B. King.



Mission: Impossible II 2000 "Iko-Iko"
Andre 1994 performer: "You Talk Too Much" / writer: "You Talk Too Much"
K-9 1989 writer: "IKO IKO" - as Jones
Rain Man 1988 writer: "Iko Iko" 1965
Satisfaction 1988 writer: "Iko, Iko"
The Big Easy 1986 writer: "IKO IKO"
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode



New American Bandstand 1965 1960 TV Series Himself

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