Edward Jones


Obscure New Orleans artist Edward Jones had just the two 45s out in the 60s. The first of these was for Rev. Robert Booker’s Big Bee label and featured a couple of typical Crescent City “good time” R & B numbers. Both have the lovely “bounce” that music from that city so often achieved. The redoubtable Booker had one or two labels of his own notably the eponymous Booker concern which featured a lot of gospel music and one or two secular recording especially the excellent J J Wallace.



The top side of Jones’ rare Bonatemp 45 is similarly paced, a real toe tapper beautifully arranged and produced by the amazing Wardell Quezergue. But the flip ListenDon't Ever Stop Loving Me is a deep soul number of great power and passion. It has long been a particular favourite in these parts thanks to Jones’ own tasteful chord changes and his growling gospel based vocals and the big big horn section so typical of the Big Q’s productions around this time.

onatemp was one of many New Orleans labels that revolved around the larger Nola concern.



Loving you every day / Long gone on my way ~ BIG BEE 515 (1964)
Everything will turn out right / ListenDon’t ever stop loving me ~ BONATEMP 804 (1965)


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