Cross Town Dee and John

September 3rd, 2017 § Comments Off on Cross Town Dee and John § permalink

Produced, arranged and recorded, by John Jones
Instruments by J. Jones.
Backing vocals Meninos do Morumbi
Electric Guitars by Dee Long!
Recorded in Los Angeles and British Columbia, 2013.

Coconut (1971)

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Harry Nilsson! My understanding of calling the “doctor in the morning,” would change forever!

Some JJ Hits

August 20th, 2017 § Comments Off on Some JJ Hits § permalink

Starting with Rational Youth’s #1 Song; Bang On, from 1895, and finishing with the first “million downloaded song on the internet,” by Emily Richards in 2000, John Jones has produced, co-produced, engineered, programmed, mixed, performed, written, and or, made tea for, some very important people.

Rational Youth – Duran Duran – Alan Frew/Glass Tiger – John Jones – Emily Richards

Steve Ferrone Interview

August 7th, 2017 § Comments Off on Steve Ferrone Interview § permalink

Man, this is a cool interview from NAMM 2015. Steve talks about his work.

FUNN, the band, Live at McMaster University 1978

July 4th, 2017 § Comments Off on FUNN, the band, Live at McMaster University 1978 § permalink

FUNN the band1978

FUNN the band, circa 1978

Thanks to Terry Draper for sharing these live recordings from nearly 40 years ago!

Our band, FUNN, were recorded at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, circa 1978 (or April 1979?). Dee Long (guitar, keys, vocals) & Terry Draper (drums, vocals)… Freddy Coutts (lead vocal, percussion), Jon Bojicic (bass, vocals) and John Jones (keys, guitar, vocals), and some great sweetening by Terry!

This was the first totally relaxed band i ever played with! Awesome musicians! And Bless Freddy! All swing and no miss!

One Hand Clapping – Wings

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The 1974 Documentary of Paul McCartney’s Wings recording Live in EMI Studios, Abbey Road. Great band!

Karen Hendrix – Say You’ll Stay Forever (1983 song demo)

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The official Karen Hendrix, Mark Baker, John Jones, songwriting demo of “Say You’ll Stay“, from ESP Studios, Buttonville, 1983.

The machines and the humans. Fairlight CMI, etc. All vocals Karen. Mark on lead acoustic guitar. Performed, programmed, recorded and produced, by yours truly (John Jones).

Say You’ll Stay was a top ten song in 1985 for Priscilla Wright, in Canada, produced by the amazing and legendary¬†Jack Richardson!

©1983-2017_john_jones_music

Happy Birthday Steve Ferrone & Ken Basman!

April 25th, 2017 § Comments Off on Happy Birthday Steve Ferrone & Ken Basman! § permalink

All the best wishes and love to my loyal friend, Steve Ferrone. Happy Birthday Steve!

John and Steve

John and Steve

My English/American big brother Stephen, has been a major part of my life since 1991, when we first met in London, during the drum recording session for Ordinary World. Since then, we have been friends and worked together for half of my life, including our years together at Drumroll studios in Burbank in the 00’s!


 

It is also my long time school friend and music partner Ken Basman’s birthday. Sending love to the Basman’s, and to all of Ken’s friends. Missing Ken very much!

John and Ken

John and Ken

Sir Thomas Nordegg Interview

April 15th, 2017 § Comments Off on Sir Thomas Nordegg Interview § permalink

Some inside information from my colleague and brother, about the cutting edge of guitar land!

Hold On – Alan Frew 1995

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What a great performance by Alan Frew and band of Hold On, performing at Canadian Music Week 1995

Alan Frew – lead vocal
Anthony Vanderburg – guitars
Sam Reid – keyboards
Rique Franks – backing vocals
Kojo Ferguson – bass, backing vocals
Mark Kelso – drums

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