Music in the AIR (studios)

November 10th, 2017 § Comments Off on Music in the AIR (studios) § permalink

Here is a decent article about Sir George Martin and AIR Studios history, printed during George’s In My Life tour.


From the April 11, 1998 edition of Billboard magazine.

Happy Birthday Dee!

October 17th, 2017 § Comments Off on Happy Birthday Dee! § permalink

A special E.S.P. Rainbow for Dee!

A special E.S.P. Rainbow for Dee!

Magentalane by Klaatu was recorded at E.S.P. Studios, Buttonville.

Goebbels Has No Balls At All.

October 10th, 2017 § Comments Off on Goebbels Has No Balls At All. § permalink

The perfect accompaniment to Hitler Has Only Got One Ball.

Play them together! Jam a bit!

Be True To Yourself – Live in Burbank 2000

October 10th, 2017 § Comments Off on Be True To Yourself – Live in Burbank 2000 § permalink


This was a Live Internet Broadcast from netthistv.com‘s studio, recorded March 29, 2000, of John Jones and the Minstrels, performing songs from the album, One Moment in Time

On that rainy night in Burbank, the Minstrels were, Richard Martinez (djembe), Sean Halley (guitar, vocal), and Christoph Bull (accordion, vocal). Steve Ferrone was expected to play percussion, but couldn’t find a parking spot, and missed the show!

Richard, Sean, and myself, had played a couple of the songs at the Troubador, a few months earlier. For this show we were joined by Christoph.

Big Thanks to Kevin and Rob Carmony for the video!

Here are direct links to the songs, skipping my comedic banter:
0:26 – Be True
5:32 – Mad About You
10:26 – Lead Me Along (huh?)
16:06 – One Moment in Time
21:45 – State of Mind
26:46 – Dear John
All songs ©1992-2000 John Jones Music/Pepjon Music

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)

August 31st, 2017 § Comments Off on Coconut (1971) § permalink


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

May 26th, 2017 § Comments Off on One Hand Clapping – Wings § permalink

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

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