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Linda Jones: Precious - The Anthology 1963-72 (CD, Ltd.)

(Kent Records) 24 Tracks - Original Loma, Cub, Atco, Blue Cat, Neptune, Turbo, Stang and Warner Bros. recordings. Perfect retrospective of one of the most beloved female voices in Soul history! Limited Edition!

Soul music has never had a singer with the extraordinary vocal power of New Jersey’s Linda Jones. Her arsenal of vocal shrieks, wails, passion, sanctity and full-on fire has enthralled soul fans since she burst onto the scene with her breakthrough hit ‘Hypnotized’ in 1967. Those who know and love her work will vociferously tell you she is, simply, the greatest female soul singer of all time. At the very least, she is up there with any of her internationally famous peers, yet her catalogue remains largely unrecognised outside of soul’s inner sanctum.

Linda sang every song how she felt it and with a strength and power very few of her peers could match. The unbridled emotion in her voice brought an edginess to her work that is uniquely hers. She pushed the boundaries of soul in a way few others ever have, before or since. Linda was her own woman, a strong-minded if troubled soul who poured every ounce of her human emotion into every song she sang. It was the only way she knew how. Restraint was not a word that was in her vocabulary. She just let everything a song said to her come out at each session. Nobody ever expected her to sing any other way. You get the impression she would have given short shrift to anyone who did.

Her career was helmed almost from the off by the great singer-songwriter-producer George Kerr – a man who knew that all he needed to do was provide the right vehicle for his protégée to sing the hell out of for a masterpiece to evolve. This happened time and time again over the five years that separated her first hit and her final recordings. Many of those masterpieces are included here in “Precious”, the first Linda Jones collection to feature tracks from each of the labels for which she recorded. Collectors will be pleased to see all four of her Neptune recordings on CD for the first time, along with one side of her 1963 debut 45 as Linda Lane – a revival of her idol Jackie Wilson’s ‘Lonely Teardrops’ (we’re saving the flip for another compilation).

 Linda was on the brink of bigger things when she died, just as her epochal remake of the Impressions’ ‘For Your Precious Love’ was ascending the US R&B and pop charts in 1972. We can only speculate what they might have been but there seems little doubt she was ready to join the realms of female soul superstars. She continues to be revered by serious soul fans. Her no-holds-barred, frequently histrionic and always unique style has made her as much a legend in soul circles as any of her better-known contemporaries.

Had life dealt her a better hand, she may have been up there with the Arethas, Dionnes and Whitneys in the eyes of the public at large. Instead, a coterie of hardcore devotees continue to celebrate the special talent that was hers and to enjoy the 40 or so sides she recorded in a career that spanned just 10 years. This CD features two dozen of the very best performances that have hypnotised her loyal fans for decades. It is as fitting a memorial to her talents as anyone could hope to own. (Tony Rounce)

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  • Album titlle: Precious - The Anthology 1963-72 (CD, Ltd.)

  • Year of publication 2016
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Jones, Linda - Precious - The Anthology 1963-72 (CD, Ltd.) CD 1
01 Hypnotized Linda Jones
02 Lonely Teardrops Linda Jones
03 I'm Taking Back My Love Linda Jones
04 Take The Boy Out Of The Country Linda Jones
05 Fugitive From Love Linda Jones
06 You Hit Me Like TNT Linda Jones
07 Give My Love A Try Linda Jones
08 A Last Minute Miracle Linda Jones
09 What've I Done (To Make You Mad) Linda Jones
10 My Heart Needs A Break Linda Jones
11 That's When I'll Stop Loving You Linda Jones
12 I Just Can't Live My Life (Without You Baby) Linda Jones
13 I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow Linda Jones
14 Can You Blame Me? Linda Jones
15 Ooh Baby You Move Me Linda Jones
16 I Do Linda Jones
17 If Only We Had Met Sooner Linda Jones
18 I Can't Make It Alone Linda Jones
19 Stay With Me Forever Linda Jones
20 Behold Linda Jones
21 Not On The Outside Linda Jones
22 I'm So Glad I Found You Linda Jones
23 I've Given You The Best Years Of My Life Linda Jones
24 Your Precious Love Linda Jones
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"Linda Jones is still the greatest singer I ever heard," marvels Robert Poindexter, whose brother Richard co-wrote her first hit, Hypnotized. The Poindexters were in a position to know. "We're the ones singing background on 'Hypnotized,'" says Robert.

Born January 14, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey, Linda's stunning pipes were the result of a staunch gospel background. George Kerr, whose vocal group, The Serenaders, had been briefly signed to Motown, discovered Linda and produced her for Atco (Take The Boy Out Of The Country) in 1965 and Blue Cat (You Hit Me Like TNT) the next year. But it was the shattering Hypnotized that propelled her onto the national stage.

The Poindexters, who had their own mid-'60s 45s on Tuff and Verve, were grooming a new singer, Jackie Members, when Richard teamed with another New York newcomer, Gloria Spolin, to create the ballad. "(Gloria) had a poem called 'Hypnotized,' about 30 verses," says Robert. "We took a few words from what she did, her idea on it, and we wrote a song called 'Hypnotized.'" The 16-year-old Members would have first crack at Hypnotized under Kerr's direction. "He came down to rehearsal. We had open rehearsal. Anybody could walk in our rehearsal," says Robert. "George came in there and heard 'Hypnotized.' He broke down in tears and cried." Kerr took Jackie into the studio, but nothing happened with the master.

"George Kerr called me one day, man, and said, 'I want you to hear something.' And when he played 'Hypnotized,' he still had us singing background, but it had this girl called Linda Jones on it," continues Poindexter, who would eventually marry Jackie. "I argued. I put up a fight: 'How can you do this to us, man?' But we had never heard nobody sing like that, ever. Aretha Franklin, nobody, sang like Linda."

Nonetheless, Kerr found it difficult to interest a label in Jones' gem (keyboardist Richard Tee did the lush arrangement) until Jerry Ragovoy picked it up for Warner Bros.' Loma imprint. Hypnotized was a #4 R&B/#21 pop smash. Kerr stayed at the helm for Linda's Loma hits What've I Done (To Make You Mad) later that year and 1968's Give My Love A Try and My Heart Needs A Break as well as her '72 revival of The Impressions' For Your Precious Love for Joe and Sylvia Robinson's Turbo logo.

Tragically, complications from diabetes killed Linda on March 14, 1972 at 28. "She was a little street girl from the projects over in Jersey," says Robert. "Linda Jones was the baddest."

- Bill Dahl -

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Tracklist
Jones, Linda - Precious - The Anthology 1963-72 (CD, Ltd.) CD 1
01 Hypnotized
02 Lonely Teardrops
03 I'm Taking Back My Love
04 Take The Boy Out Of The Country
05 Fugitive From Love
06 You Hit Me Like TNT
07 Give My Love A Try
08 A Last Minute Miracle
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11 That's When I'll Stop Loving You
12 I Just Can't Live My Life (Without You Baby)
13 I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow
14 Can You Blame Me?
15 Ooh Baby You Move Me
16 I Do
17 If Only We Had Met Sooner
18 I Can't Make It Alone
19 Stay With Me Forever
20 Behold
21 Not On The Outside
22 I'm So Glad I Found You
23 I've Given You The Best Years Of My Life
24 Your Precious Love