Recording in another Language

March 30th, 2017 § Comments Off on Recording in another Language § permalink

Well, we’ve both been scolded for our “foreign language” versions of these two tracks.

Ring of Fire in Spanish by Johnny Cash

State of Mind (with new lyrics by I.&.R. Bastien) in French by john jones

Here is a nice article on other musicians who have crossed the divide – From David Bowie To Charli XCX, 10 Artists Who’ve Recorded Songs In Another Language

Harry Nilsson LIVE – Gotta Get Up

March 28th, 2017 § Comments Off on Harry Nilsson LIVE – Gotta Get Up § permalink

Mrs. Robinson

March 22nd, 2017 § Comments Off on Mrs. Robinson § permalink

Magic!

Hold On – Alan Frew 1995

March 21st, 2017 § Comments Off on Hold On – Alan Frew 1995 § permalink

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

Be True To Yourself

March 21st, 2017 § Comments Off on Be True To Yourself § permalink

In this time of uncertainty, Be true To Yourself!

Baby Driver – Simon & Garfunkel!

February 10th, 2017 § Comments Off on Baby Driver – Simon & Garfunkel! § permalink


Awesome!
Produced by Roy Halee and the duo!
Engineered by Halee!
“Halee discovered that the uniqueness of Simon & Garfunkel harmonies could only be achieved by recording both voices on the same microphone at the same time.”
Brilliant!

Not to mention this gorgeous music! – with Larry Knechtel on piano…

McDonald and Giles

February 10th, 2017 § Comments Off on McDonald and Giles § permalink

I really love this album. Is it my favorite?

This is what Fripp lost. Sad.

McDonald & Giles (1971) – full album – This is the Shit!

All the Young Dudes

February 5th, 2017 § Comments Off on All the Young Dudes § permalink


Yes. Stage right, I was.

Dwyer & Jones track

February 5th, 2017 § Comments Off on Dwyer & Jones track § permalink

My buddy and groove-mate, Mark Dwyer, led the production of my song, Never Let Us Go, which was recorded in Hammerwood:


Never Let Us Go – John Jones – Songs of 1992

We Can Be Heroes – Bowie, Ronson & Queen

January 24th, 2017 § Comments Off on We Can Be Heroes – Bowie, Ronson & Queen § permalink

I was there, standing stage right. I spent most of the day with Mick Ronson. Later, I played the organ (B3) with Queen and Liza Minnelli. Now I shiver!