|Mr Jones is in the tie|
I was a young pup working with Roger Marbeck when I first became aware of his fantastic voice. One day the EMI rep came in and raved about The Blues Band album - Official Blues Band Bootleg Album, He loved it and when we played it on the shop's stereo (we're talking records here) so did we.
The promo liner notes mentioned his discography and I suddenly realised that his voice was the one I'd loved on some great Manfred Mann hits.
Those early Manfred Mann singles are as tight as a drum instrumentally and then Paul Jones starts singing and we're in a different place.
He's still active as The Blues Band are still going strong with the same original line up!
Here's my Paul Jones favourites - some of his Manfred Mann, Blues Band and solo moments: