Paul Jones Releases New Solo Album With Special Guest Eric Clapton


Paul Jones

Carla Olson has produced a new album by British Invasion legend Paul Jones – the singer of the Manfred Mann hits Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Sha La La, Pretty Flamingo, The One In The Middle, My Little Red Book, If You Gotta Go – Go Now, Oh No Not My Baby, Come Tomorrow, 5-4-3-2-1…

Paul is also the lead singer of The Blues Band and the co-lead singer of The Manfreds and has had two BBC radio programs for decades.

The album was mostly recorded in Los Angeles but a few overdubs were recorded at Olympic Studios in London.

‘Collectors’ Choice Music’ will be releasing the new album, Starting All Over Again, on 13 march. The album was made with a glittering cast including Austin guitar stalwart Jake Andrews, legendary saxman Ernie Watts, Hollies vocalist Mikael Rickfors, Neil Young bassist Tony Marsico, Stevie Wonder (among others) drummer Alvino Bennett, Eagles keyboardist Mike Thompson and two guys you may have heard of, soul legend Percy Sledge and guitarist uber-legend ERIC CLAPTON (Paul and Eric actually teamed back in the ’60s in the short-lived group Powerhouse on our ‘What’s Shakin” reissue)! EC actually appears on two cuts here, ‘Choose or Cop Out’ and the title track, while Paul duets with Percy on the bonus track, ‘Big Blue Diamonds’. The other tracks, which range from swingin’ to smoldering, bluesy to boppin’, include ‘Lover to Cry; If You Love Me (Like You Say); Sundown; I’m Gone; Philosopher’s Stone; Still True; Need to Know; Gratefully Blue; When He Comes’, and ‘Alvino’s Entourage’. All produced under the watchful eyes (and ears) of CCM label artist Carla Olson.

1 Lover To Cry
2 If You Love Me (Like You Say)
3 Choose Or Cop Out
4 Sundown
5 Starting All Over Again
6 I’m Gone
7 Philosopher’s Stone
8 Gratefully Blue
9 Need To Know
10 Still True
11 When He Comes
12 Alvino’s Entourage
13 Big Blue Diamonds