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The NEW American Bluesman :

...from the root to the fruit. ...blues/funk meets southern soul!

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"...he has a voice that will enchant you. ...his songs are dripping with sexuality. ...at times dark. ...mysterious. ...downright funky, and always compelling. ...Billy Jones is certainly his own man. ...with a show-stopping style that will stir your heart, your intellect and your soul."
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Everything's Out In The Open - http://www.mixcloud.com/billyjbluez/everythings-out-in-the-open/

She Thinks That I Still Care - http://www.mixcloud.com/billyjbluez/she-thinks-that-i-still-care/

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Marry My Mother-in-law ...live! - http://www.mixcloud.com/billyjbluez/marry-my-mother-in-law/

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...from the root to the fruit ...blues/funk meets hip hop!

Blues Again! - French Blues Magazine cd review:
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"This is a 'real deal' bluesman with a voice that will enchant you!"
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Modern and traditional southern soul, funk/rock and urban contemporary blues.

The Billy Jones Story :
"...the times and travels of an american bluesman."
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The Urbanization of Delta Blues
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"what really got to me were the lyrics. ...it is “blues” transformed, updated and urbanized."

Taking Blues to New Places with R&B, Soul, and Urban Style :
"Exquisite Modern and Traditional Blues and Neo-Soul by one of the most talented artists on the contemporary scene.
Billy Jones is a young, genius-level, totally charismatic veteran who shows all the signs of becoming as big or bigger than Buddy Guy. This young man has enormous talents.
I recently witnessed a 2-song DVD by Billy and his band that just added to my excitement regarding this on-stage dynamo who boasts movie-star good looks, a Huge voice, great guitar-playing and a Hot repertoire of tunes. All tracks were written by Billy ...and what a voice!
With Billy Jones showing so many talents and covering every single genre close to Blues, the Man is a ‘can’t miss’ star-in-the-making…No wait, he’s not in-the-making…He’s made!
If a major U.S. label doesn’t scoop up this high-level Blues genius within the next 3-4 months then we’re all in trouble! But, whatever happens, No One is going to keep a lid on Billy Jones. He’s off on-a-rocket folks and we certainly need a Big Blues talent like his."

"One of the very Best Authentic Modern Blues and Soul albums in recent memory."
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...gangsta bluez from the ghetto. ...gangsta bluez for the ghetto :

"Billy Jones is one of the ‘good guys’. He is a young man from Arkansas who is truly interested in advancing and extending ‘Great Soul Music' from the Ancient to the Future’ and making sure that it is available for future generations. As such he is one of my personal musical heroes. We don’t have enough artists like him and hopefully he is going to inspire others.
Updating the blues for the 21st century is not an easy matter... Billy Jones has managed it.
Think Bobby Womack with Curtis Mayfield's social conscience and you are getting close.
Perhaps the most important thing to note is that his sound is more acceptable to modern ears and maybe that will get more people to listen to his message.
Jones has a voice that will enchant you. This is a fine, soulful album.
It's a first person rumination about "growing up in the ghetto" that packs a poignant wallop. The message is deep and heartfelt... lyrically-inspired Contemporary R&B."

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"Billy Jones brings back the Thrill that once belonged to Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush. ...A refreshing blast of the really great sound of Healing Blues, Jazz, Funk Music. Loaded with Rich Blues Tradition B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Even Johnny Winter Flavors. I'd recommend this to any avid blues listener and I look forward to hearing more from the reclusive Billy Jones." www.southerncoalitionmovement.com/billyjonesbluez
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The Incredible Resurrection, Metamorphosis and Re-invention of Blues and Soul Music :
"No one who I can think of, except perhaps James “Blood” Ulmer, has taken a truly contemporary look at traditional blues with the musical and lyrical intensity of Billy Jones. While Ulmer’s music is often dark and angry, Jones takes a more restrained and soulful approach while still expressing deep love, despair, and other intense feelings with his music.
Musically, there is a mix of styles on the CD. Jones can hammer out some hard, driving blues or go more traditional in his approach. But what really got to me were the lyrics. There are several songs where Billy gets into the urban problems of his "hometown."
The modern, urban blues lyrics start right from the beginning of the CD. He starts out with some slow jam/blues in a ballad called “Here With You”. He sings of how deep his love is: “your love is much warmer than my prison cell, so if the homies ride tonight I think I’m gonna stay right here”. With the second track, “Pull My 44”, Jones sings of a jealous lovers' rage. He describes his lovers' beauty and talks about how he’s jealous and if “I catch you messin’ wit’ my woman, Man I’m mo’ pull my 44”. The music has a Mississippi Delta component to it, yet it is modern and urban. Later, we hear “Crystal”; this is a semi-psychedelic rocking song about his addiction and the dangers of Crystal. It’s not a girlfriend named Crystal, but crystal methamphetamine. In the title track, “My Hometown’, Jones talks frankly about the problems in the ghetto. Schools not teaching you what to do, gangs, violence, meth labs, broken families, and a repressive system all become part of these modern blues.
Jones goes a more traditional R&B route with music and lyrics in cuts like “Right Now” and "Never Let You Go”. The deep bass notes driving the beat and his vocals are a throwback to an older soul era where he sings of loves won and lost. In “The Clown” Billy goes to his guitar and sweetly bends some notes to punctuate the song about his lost love, where he states “and girl for you I’m just a clown.”
Top to bottom, this is a nice little CD.
Jones calls his music “Bluez” and sings about the problems of his life and hometown with heart and feeling; it is “blues” transformed, updated and urbanized. This North Little Rock, Arkansas musician is the real deal and “my Hometown” is a great CD!"

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Posted by James Graves on February 11, 2017 at 7:48pm 0 Comments

The Podcast nightjourneyrewind.com is revisiting the conversation with vocalist Carmen Lundy

Night Journey Rewind with Drummer Franklin Kiermyer

Posted by James Graves on February 4, 2017 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

nightjourneyrewind.com podcast feature artist this week Canadian born drummer Franklin Kiermyer

Digital Series :Sample (2017) ¨Returning¨

Posted by Marta Graciela Bressi on January 27, 2017 at 6:10pm 0 Comments

Returning to The Quiet Beach.( Difference Multiplyl Zoom Resplandor Inv.Pola II Lighting).…

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Night Journey Rewind with Saxophonist Charles McNeal

Posted by James Graves on January 22, 2017 at 5:55pm 0 Comments

Nightjourneyrewind.com podcast feature artist this week is all around sax man Charles McNeal

Night Journey Rewind with Pianist Henry Butler

Posted by James Graves on January 20, 2017 at 8:35pm 0 Comments

Nightjourneyrewind.com Podcast feature artist of this week Pianist Henry Butler

Night Journey Rewind with Saxophonist George Braith

Posted by James Graves on December 3, 2016 at 11:01pm 0 Comments

http://nightjourneyrewind.com Podcast feature artist for this week 12/4/16 Saxophonist George Braith

Night Journey Rewind with Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia

Posted by James Graves on November 27, 2016 at 12:03am 0 Comments

nightjourneyrewind.com Podcast feature artist for the week Nov.27,2016

Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia

Night Journey Rewind with Alto Saxophonist Jackie McLean

Posted by James Graves on November 13, 2016 at 5:50pm 0 Comments

This week feature artist Alto Saxophonist Jackie McLean on the nightjourneyrewind.com Podcast tune 24/7

night Journey rewind with Drummer Alphonse Mouzon

Posted by James Graves on November 6, 2016 at 10:12pm 0 Comments

nightjourneyrewind.com Podcast feature artist Drummer Alphonse Mouzon Recorded in 2013.  Also Alphonse is fighting for his live with a rare cancer  And is asking for help to get treatment in Mexico  please go to www.gofundme.com/alphonsemouzon.

Digital Series :Sample (2016) ¨Returning¨

Posted by Marta Graciela Bressi on November 4, 2016 at 2:09pm 0 Comments

Another Door to return ( Difference Multiply Hard Light Inv.Polar )…

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Night Journey Rewind with vocalist Andrea Miller

Posted by James Graves on October 23, 2016 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

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Www.nightjourneyyrewind.com podcast this week 10/23/16 feature artist Vocalist Andrea Miller

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