Sunday, 11 June 2017

Paul Jones - Crucifix In A Horseshoe 1971 (1991 Repertoire Records) Flac & mp3

As lead singer of Manfred Mann during their early run of hits such as "Doo Wah Diddy Diddy," "Pretty Flamingo," and many, many others, Paul Jones was far more influential than people realize. Artists such as Arthur Lee have cited him as a primary influence, and for that fact alone, he should be recognized. After leaving Mann in 1966, Jones made one of the greatest cult films of all time, 1967's Privilege. This, though, his solo debut, is another step altogether. Always one of the more literate rockers of his era, Jones spends most of his time on this album making fun of stardom and all that goes with it. Hotel rooms, groupies, and the general grind of it all is the subject matter here, and it's all quite a bit of fun.
As far as the music goes, much of it is more laid-back than anything Jones did with Manfred Mann, with a lot of country leanings. Thomas Jefferson Kaye's production is a bit heavy-handed -- which is not much of a suprise. But in the end, it is an interesting record, sounding very much like a roots-oriented David Bowie record, slashing the tires of a car named "stardom."(

Paul Jones is one of the greatest (today quite unknown) musicians in the pop business. He was the lead singer in the Manfred Mann Band in the sixties.Before that, in1962 a man called Brian Jones asked him to join in his band for the job as leadsinger. You guys know which band i am talking about, right...However, this is not his first solo album. But it's also a fine one. It's different to his sixties work in some things but it is, like all he have done from a high quality.
Give it a try and

           Frank   Flac p2  & Flac p1


  1. Thank you Frank. Great singer!

  2. Always enjoyed this LP ... recommend "The Mighty Ship" and "Who Are the Masters" in particular.

  3. Thanx for this...huge fan of Paul Jones, one of the best voices in music. Based on my tastes in music at that time, this never graced my collection, but now is time to give it my attention!