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The NEW American Bluesman :

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

http://www.facebook.com/billy.j.bluez


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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."
Mz. SouthernSoul Blues Critic

http://www.reverbnation.com/billyjonesbluez 

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/

Outlaw's Reward - http://www.mixcloud.com/billyjbluez/outlaws-reward/

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

Funkin' For Fun - http://www.mixcloud.com/billyjbluez/funkin-for-fun/

Jungle Love - http://www.mixcloud.com/billyjbluez/jungle-love/

Purple Rain - http://www.mixcloud.com/billyjbluez/purple-rain/

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

Blues Again! - French Blues Magazine cd review:
http://www.bluesagain.com/p_selection/selection%200413.html

Chicago Examiner cd review :
http://www.examiner.com/article/billy-jones-bluez-i-m-a-bluesman?cid=rss

Mississippi Travel &Tourism Commission :
http://downtheroad.tunicatravel.com/2013/02/tunica-live-music-spotlight-billy-jones-bluez/

"This is a 'real deal' bluesman with a voice that will enchant you!"
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/billyjonesbluez2

 

 

Modern and traditional southern soul, funk/rock and urban contemporary blues.

 

 

 

The Billy Jones Story :
"...the times and travels of an american bluesman."
http://myspace.com/billyjonesbluez

 

The Urbanization of Delta Blues
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=32550

 

songwriter, actor, guitar/vocal, entertainer

http://www.reverbnation.com/billyjonesbluez 

"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."
http://www.realbluesmagazine.com/
http://myspace.com/billyjonesbluez

...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."

http://www.Soul-Patrol.com
http://www.blackplanet.com/billyjonesbluez

         

"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
www.centerstagechicago.com/music/whoswho/BillyJonesBluez.html

 

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!"

http://crossroadsreviews.blogspot.com/
Billy Jones Bluez Links :
http://billyjonesbluez.hyves.net/; ...europe
http://myspace.com/billyjonesbluez; ...usa ...Official Website
http://musictrax.jp/billy_jones_bluez; ...japan
http://www.blackplanet.com/billyjonesbluez ...usa
http://losangeles.going.com/billyjonesbluez ...los angeles
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551528789; ...usa
http://myspace.cn/billyjonesbluez ...china

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oWMVvlG64U ...video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raoYbdFUdrg ...video

http://www.liveforlondon.com/profile/billyjonesbluez ...united kingdom
http://www.nextcat.com/billyjonesbluez ...hollywood
http://reverbnation.com/billyjonesbluez ...usa
http://www.livebluesworld.com/profile/billyjonesbluez ...da' hangout
http://www.southerncoalitionmovement.com/billyjonesbluez ...da' homies

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Hi Billy, welcome to the Clubhouse!

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WARNING! ...Entertainers Beware! ...Scam Alert!

WARNING!!  ...Entertainers Beware!   ...Scam Alert!  -  Bingley Music Festival The Billy Jones Band has been SCAMMED out of $1,2000.00 by the Bingley Music Festival.We want all of our friends and followers to know that this a criminal operation and the people involved with this shameful deceitful scam are low-lifes and crooks.http://www.bingleymusiclive.com/ Please DO NOT fall victim to this internet scam.  ...they are thieves and…See More
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...live performances!

http://www.facebook.com/billy.j.bluez .. "...he has a voice that will enchant you. ...his songs are dripping with sexuality. ...at times dark. ...mysterious. ...downright funky, and always…See More
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ABC affilate KATV Channel 7 interviews The NEW American Bluesman.

http://www.katv.com/clip/10473223/interview-with-billy-jones-bluezHoping all of our European friends in Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Greece, Apeldoorn and Italy will be listening online. ...will tour there again soon! The promos for this broadcast will start airing this coming Friday through Tuesday. The show will air September 2nd, 2014 at 7:00pm Central…See More
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Billy meets Lenny!

..here is a picture of my band at Harlow's Casino in Greenville, MS with our new friend the legendary Lenny Williams. ...meeting him was like meeting a super hero. ...I love this guy! ...we are blown away that he came to see our show!
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Ted Crocker commented on billy jones bluez's blog post ...from the root to the fruit. ...blues/funk meets hip-hop!
"WOW Billy, great stuff!!"
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Guy Bradford replied to billy jones bluez's discussion I'm A Bluesman - new cd
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WARNING! ...Entertainers Beware! ...Scam Alert!

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WARNING!!  ...Entertainers Beware!   ...Scam Alert!  -  Bingley Music Festival
 
The Billy Jones Band has been SCAMMED out of $1,2000.00 by the Bingley Music Festival.
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