Love & Faith – John Jones

February 23rd, 2018 § Comments Off on Love & Faith – John Jones § permalink

Fro back Friday. Another demo, from February 23, 1993.

Love & Faith, Songs from 1993 Volume 1 – john jones
Written, performed, recorded by john jones
©1993 john jones music

The Silver Wedding Album Anniversary

February 11th, 2018 § Comments Off on The Silver Wedding Album Anniversary § permalink

My parents – Dr. John and Mrs. Dorothy Jones

Over the past couple of weeks I have been overwhelmed remembering the time I spent working with Duran Duran (John, Nick, Simon, Warren & Sterling). Between 1988 and 1995 we recorded three albums together, starting with “Liberty” and ending with “Thank You”.

Today marks the 25th (Silver) Anniversary of the second L.P., the “Wedding Album”; no doubt our greatest achievement!

This week I answered some new questions about the Wedding Album for

Five years ago Duran Duran remembered the album. Here is my post from 2013 – It was 20 Years ago Today


February 9, 1993 – Turning Me Inside Out

February 9th, 2018 § Comments Off on February 9, 1993 – Turning Me Inside Out § permalink

With the Wedding Album turning 25 on Sunday the 11th, I wondered what I was doing on February 9, 1993. Apparently, that was the day I wrote and recorded Turning Me Inside Out!
Here is the un-official video, with the Wedding Album’s Steve Ferrone, and Leeza Hoffman, filmed at the old Griffith Park Zoo in 1998.
Mixed by Stuart Breed – From One Moment in Time (1998 page)

Fleetwood Mac – “Person of the Year” – Time

January 29th, 2018 § Comments Off on Fleetwood Mac – “Person of the Year” – Time § permalink

Fleetwood Mac became the first group to be MusicCares “person of the year” for 2018. Congratulations!

The band performed at Radio City Music Hall last Friday night in New York.

I was fortunate to have worked with Fleetwood Mac in 1995 on their album Time, with Mick Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie, Dave Mason, Billy Burnette and Bekka Bramlett. There have also been other versions of FM over the decades. I wonder if they were invited to the MusicCares show?

Here is These Strange Times, the title track that I produced, engineered, performed and created in my Hollywood Hills studio with Mick Fleetwood, Ray Kennedy, Jimmy Hotz, and with help from Ken Allardyce at Ocean Way.

Jones, Kennedy, Fleetwood and Hotz in Ocean Way studio in 1995

2018 NAMM show

January 25th, 2018 § Comments Off on 2018 NAMM show § permalink

Disneyland in 1956

The NAMM show starts today at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a non-profit that was founded in 1901.

Anaheim was founded in 1857 by German immigrants as the Anaheim Colony. The heim (home) by the Santa Ana river. By 1870 the area had “scores of vineyards” and 47 wineries. A grape disease in the 1880s forced farmers to switch to orange growing, which lasted until the mid 1950s. Which is also when Disneyland opened.

Ninety years ago, in 1928, Disney released its first major film with fully synchronized sound; Steamboat Willie. Look how far we have come?

1928 Steamboat Willie on YouTube

The Hollywood Sign

January 18th, 2018 § Comments Off on The Hollywood Sign § permalink

The news about putting another sign on Mount Lee, on the Valley side, made me think of my song from my 1994 album, One Moment in Time – The Hollywood Sign.

Written, performed and recorded by John Jones ©1995.

And then there is this live version from the MP3 show at the Troubador…

Richard Martinez, Sean Halley and John Jones performing The Hollywood Sign at the Troubador, West Hollywood, 1999.

Happy Birthday Thomas Nordegg!

January 5th, 2018 § Comments Off on Happy Birthday Thomas Nordegg! § permalink

Thomas Nordegg was a major part of the Duran Duran team in the 1980s and ’90s, and still a great friend and brother in 2017!

Happy Birthday!

Two Legends: Thomas Nordegg and Stephen Ferrone

Second Winter – Johnny Winter

January 1st, 2018 § Comments Off on Second Winter – Johnny Winter § permalink

Take me home Johnny!

My favorite guitar album of all time – from 1969.

Johnny Winter Live 1970

January 1st, 2018 § Comments Off on Johnny Winter Live 1970 § permalink

Live in a small club in Copanhagen!

Music Immortalized

November 29th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

1921 - Caruso immortalized - Victrola magazine ad

1921 – Caruso immortalized – Victrola magazine ad

It’s hard to imagine that it’s been less than 100 years since this ad for the Victor Talking Machine Company was published.

Are we selling music, or the machine?

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