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Jill Jones 1990-2000

* this thread is about Jill after/outside of Prince

Bald ~ Flying Records

You Do Me

Ryuichi Sakamoto ~ Beauty

Call Me ~ Giorgio Moroder

the Great Pretender ~ Lisa Lisa

Steve Fargnoli & London Records

unreleased music with the band Baby Mother

Chic w/ Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards

Bald on Flying Records

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Songwriting is the escape

The place where you can vent.

The place where you can say anything you want,

that you can't say in real life.

You can work things out.

Sometimes I just want to pay tribute to certain things

and certain people

I've since taken up writing as well

and I find that to be the same thing

Having things fictionalized a little bit helps

-Jill Jones

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #1 posted 08/28/17 8:05pm

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issue no. 39 of UPTOWN magazine

INTO THE NINETIES

In 1990, Jill collaborated with Japanese avant-garde musician Ryuichi Sakamoto on the track "You Do Me," for his album Beauty. The same year she came to England to work on demos with Tim Simenon of Bomb The Bass and a musician named John Reynolds, who has worked with Sinead O’Connor, the Indigo Girls, and Nusrat Fahteh Ali Khan amongst others. According to Jill, they created "quite a few experimental tracks." She says of John Reynolds, "He has been another constant force in my life. He possesses the ability to merge himself with an artist and provide the right amount of push."

In 1995, Jill sang backing vocals on "Oil For The Lamps Of China", the debut single by The Listening Pool, a UK group comprised of three former members of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), which subsequently appeared on their debut album Still Life.

Jill’s friendship with Tim Simenon led her to front a UK band called Baby Mother, which was a collaborative effort with two former members of a Liverpool band called The River City People. The group became very popular throughout the club scene in England and was offered recording contracts from several record labels. Baby Mother decided to sign with London Records, but the group disbanded without even releasing a single. "At the final stages of the project, my mother became quite ill in NYC," Jill remembers. "I returned home from the UK and spent the last eight months of her life with her. Subsequently, my marriage fell apart, I had a toddler on my hands, with the amount of pain and stress, I ended up hospitalized with a blood clot by my heart. Anyway, to be truthful, I was not the same person and the songs we’d been recording lacked meaning to me. So I asked to be released from the project. I was."



Nothing had been heard about Jill for several years until it was announced in 1999 that Exile Records, an American independent urban alternative label, is licensing the release of an acoustic EP to be recorded with Chris Bruce. The record is planned for late 1999. Jill also hopes to be on the road doing some shows by year’s end. A full-length album is planned for 2000, although most likely not with Exile Records.

Jill will be featured on jazz guitarist Ronnie Jordan’s forthcoming Blue Note album, singing a cover of Carly Simon’s "Why." She also sings background vocals on Ultra Nate’s next album, Stranger Than Fiction (on the song "Losing My Everything"). In addition, she has co-written a new song titled "Another Chapter" for a planned Jody Watley dance album project.

Today, Jill lives in New York with her six-year-old daughter, Azusena, who is "remarkable, beautiful, intelligent, talented, pure perfection" and "the best thing that ever happened to me. And I am very humble and thankful to have been blessed with such a treasure." She is excited about her plans to get back to releasing records and performing. And despite all the years out of the limelight, her followers haven’t forgotten her. She says that she is "very taken aback by the interest others have taken in me and find it extremely supportive, and comforting."

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Label:
Flying Records ‎– FLY 140
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Bald (Mix Master Extended Mix)
Producer [Additional], Remix – Costantino "Mixmaster" Padovano
7:52 A2 Bald (Jazz Voice Dub Version)
Producer [Additional], Remix – Maurizio "Jazz Voice" Verbeni*
5:09 A3 Bald (Mix Master Radio Edit)
Producer [Additional], Remix – Costantino "Mixmaster" Padovano
3:56 B1 Bald (Fresh 'N' Funk Progressive Mix)
Producer [Additional], Remix – Fresh n' Funk
5:50 B2 Bald (Alex Neri House Cut)
Producer [Additional], Remix – Alex Neri
5:00 B3 Bald (Fresh 'N' Funk Radio Mix)
Producer [Additional], Remix – Fresh n' Funk
4:32 B4 Bald (Bald Man's Bonus)

Copyright (c) – Flying Records Productions

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Flying Records Productions Manufactured By – Flying Records Productions Distributed By – Distribuzioni Flying Records Srl Published By – Blue Flower

Credits

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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #4 posted 08/29/17 12:07pm

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How old is Jill -what is her date of birth? Is her daughter her own or was she adopted? A lot of the work she has done in the 1990's up until now has been providing background vocals and songwriting. I would really like her to do another solo album with good producers. Maybe do some acting? I think Jill has acting potential from watching her in P Rain & G Bridge.

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jungleluv said:

How old is Jill -what is her date of birth? Is her daughter her own or was she adopted? A lot of the work she has done in the 1990's up until now has been providing background vocals and songwriting. I would really like her to do another solo album with good producers. Maybe do some acting? I think Jill has acting potential from watching her in P Rain & G Bridge.

Jill is in her earliest 50s I believe.
Her daughter she had from her 1st marriage I believe. She is remarried.

Her 2nd album worth of music that she presented to Prince along with his music was never released.
She did another album, with a band that was not released.
I believe her last album came out in 2013 transient house music, pretty cool stuff.
She had another album before that.

What's the matter with your life
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Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #6 posted 08/30/17 2:05pm

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Snip -Of4S

*mod note* Hard Life was done in 1987, this thread is about JJ career/life OUTSIDE of Prince from 1990-2000

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Snip -Of4S

*mod note* Hard Life was done in 1987, this thread is about JJ career/life OUTSIDE of Prince from 1990-2000

I agree,it's terrible.

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Jill Jones

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Ryuichi Sakamoto Featuring Jill Jones ‎– You Do Me

Label:
Virgin ‎– 663 138, Virgin ‎– 663 138-211
Format:
CD, Maxi-Single
Country:
Germany
Released:
1990
Genre:
Electronic
Style:
House, Deep House

Ryuichi Sakamoto – composer, producer, mixing, engineering, arranger, keyboards, piano, vocals

Jill Jones – vocals ("You Do Me")

Alex Brown – backing vocals ("You Do Me")

Angel Rogers – backing vocals ("You Do Me")

Anita Sherman – backing vocals ("You Do Me")

Kirk Crumpler – keyboards, programmer ("You Do Me")

Larry White – bass ("You Do Me")

Carmen Rizzo – engineer, mixer, programmer ("You Do Me")

Darin Prindle – assistant engineer ("You Do Me")

Kevin Casey – assistant engineer ("You Do Me")

Sylvia Massy – assistant engineer ("You Do Me")

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1 You Do Me (The Justin Strauss Remix) 7:34 2 You Do Me (Froggy Mix) 6:35 3 You Do Me (Just Right Dub) 6:34 4 You Do Me (7" Mix) 3:58 5 Amore (LP Version)
Guitar [Uncredited] – Youssou N'Dour ocals [Uncredited] – Arto Lindsay

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Beauty is the eighth solo studio album by Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. Both a Japanese and an international version were released by Virgin Records in 1989 and 1990, respectively. The international release contains the track "You Do Me (Edit)" featuring singer Jill Jones, a song previously released as a single.

You

do

me

anyone with eyes can see
I

do

you

Everybody knows it's true.
Day

to

day

that's the way our game is played.
Night

to

night

that's the way to love you right.

(Repeats)

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jungleluv said:

Snip -Of4S

*mod note* Hard Life was done in 1987, this thread is about JJ career/life OUTSIDE of Prince from 1990-2000

It is not a movie that was made for release it was Prince just screwing around.

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What's the matter with your life
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Did he put your million dollar check
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What's the matter with your life
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Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #19 posted 09/12/17 12:30pm

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In the 90s,Jill joined the band Chic.She can be heard on their 1999 live album,Chic Live at Budokan

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Image result for chic live at budokan CD

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SoulAlive said:

Image result for chic live at budokan

In the 90s,Jill joined the band Chic.She can be heard on their 1999 live album,Chic Live at Budokan

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@ a CHIC tribute reunion show

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1996 - "Live at the Budokan." Tokyo, Japan.

Jill Jones with Chic and guest guitarist Slash

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