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Dr Bob Jones

06/03/2020 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Free entry but table bookings recommended via hello@spiritland.com or 020 3319 0050.
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Bob Jones career in the music business started in May 1967 His music policy was, as it is now, the highest quality black music, featuring soul, dance and jazz, and he has been recognized worldwide as one of the first DJs ever to play jazz to a dance floor as early as 1971. Dr Bob is still filling dance-floors across planet Earth 52 years since he started in May 1967. In 1979 he DJ’d at the world's first ever soul and jazz Dance Weekender at Caister in Norfolk, England, and went on to play at 24 Caisters. In the 80s Bob Jones was on the original DJ lineup for Alex Lowe’s Southport Dance Weekend and went on to spin at 44 x Southport Weekends, 2 a year for 22 years.

He has played in numerous clubs and venues across England, He also played at the famous Monday night Jazz Sessions at London's Wag Club alongside Gilles Peterson, Kevin Beadle and Sylvester, and was resident at the now famous Sunday Jazz Sessions at Dingwalls , Camden Lock, London with Gilles Peterson and Kev Beadle.

In 1990 he was approached by the American music giant Motown Records, to remix and additionally produce a record by The Temptations. The result was the International hit 'The Joneses'. The recording by the artists known as 'Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince', and Bob is now credited as a co-writer of 'Boom - Shake the Room', this reached No 1 in over 14 countries He was also instrumental in giving Coldcut the idea to record Yazz's No 1 Record 'The Only Way is Up', which sold 6 million copies and became the biggest selling single at the time.

Bob has produced over 30 different artists including Al Green, Daryl Hall, Izit, Squeeze, and Bobby Womack. He has also given his expertise on the history of black music consulting and starring in Lenny Henry's 'New Soul Nation' on Channel 4 in 1994, and was Music Consultant to BBC 2's 'Late Show' on The British Black Music Industry in 1995, and completed a film treatment for 'A History of UK Black Music'. Jones is also one of the founder members of The British Rhythm & Blues Association - the BRBA.

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