Jack Jones
Jack Jones
John Allan "Jack" Jones is an American jazz and pop singer. He was one of the most popular vocalists of the 1960s.
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Review: 'American Hustle' ★★★&#9733
Chicago Times - about 3 years
David O. Russell's Abscam lark populated by unforgettable characters My favorite minute of movie this year comes early in David O. Russell's "American Hustle." Christian Bale's character, the con man Irving Rosenfeld, based on the real-life Abscam linchpin Mel Weinberg, is riding high: His small-time investment scams, conducted with his wily mistress (played by Amy Adams), keep growing more profitable, and they're falling in love. Backed by the great Broadway finger-snapper "I've Got Your Number," Bale and Adams dance their way across a Manhattan intersection and, after a perfect cut, into a hotel ballroom where vocalist Jack Jones and a jazz combo are swinging. So few directors today know how to move a camera around; Russell is one of them. The whole movie, a feast of ensemble wiles and stunning hair, is juicy, funny and alive.     
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Boeing digs deeper in South Carolina as union faces 777X vote
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Harriet McLeod NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - The battle for Boeing jobs heated up on Tuesday as the plane maker broke ground for a new factory in South Carolina just as workers in Washington state prepared to vote on a deal that could bring the latest jet to that state. said it will consider South Carolina and other states for the new jet program, known as the 777X, unless its Washington-based International Association of Machinists union approves a new contract in a vote set for Wednesday. Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries also has approached Boeing with a detailed proposal to build the 777X wings. "It's in the IAM's hands to decide," Jack Jones, vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina, said on Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony on a new jet engine center in South Carolina, a state with a very small union presence.
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Life Imitates Arty
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Like the Red Queen, a political satirist must run swiftly to stay in place; today's parody becomes tomorrow's reality. A while ago, I advocated political realignment, replacing the Republican and Democratic parties with two new parties, The Fools and the Knaves. My purpose was to mitigate voter confusion by making all office seekers state unequivocally whether they were fools or knaves. "I find myself saying, 'Senator X is either a fool or a knave, but I am not sure which," I wrote. "With realignment, I would know for sure. I vote no longer vote for someone thinking he is fool, only later to discover he is a knave." A decade later the parties have implemented my suggestion. They have realigned themselves with the Democrats becoming The Fools and Republicans The Knaves. Consider the Obamacare rollout. To integrate and coordinate this complex computer system, any sensible person would have chosen IBM, one of the biggest and certainly the best-known systems integrator. IBM migh ...
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The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: National Flitch Day: Bacon, Devotion, and High Fidelity
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Celebrating a centuries-old tradition with a reward of bacon for a regretless year and a day of marriage. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Song: Bacon Album: Acme Genre: Rock Buy: iTunes.com Elvis Costello & The Attractions Song: High Fidelity Album: The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years Genre: Rock Buy: iTunes.com William Shatner Song: It Was a Very Good Year (Edit) Album: Spaced Out-The Best of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner Genre: Spoken Word Buy: iTunes.com Todd Rundgren Song: Pretending to Care Album: A Cappella Genre: Rock Buy: iTunes.com Thelonious Monk Song: I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) Album: Solo Monk Genre: Jazz Buy: iTunes.com Carter Burwell Song: The Problem of Marital Fidelity Album: Kinsey (Soundtrack From the Motion Picture) Genre: Soundtrack Buy: iTunes.com Sonny Boy Williams Song: I'll Bring Home the Bacon for ...
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Miseryfreude
The Economist - almost 4 years
DOMINIC Sandbrook's "Seasons in the Sun" has given me so much pleasure to read, even though it recounts a fairly dismal period in British history - the 1974-1979 Labour government. In part, it is because it brings up familiar names from my teenage years - everyone from union leaders like Jack Jones (voted the most powerful man in Britain) to Johnny Rotten. But it is more than that; for my generation, it was the equivalent of the Blitz, something we all lived through, from power cuts, high inflation, rubbish on the streets to the unburied dead. The right word isn't schadenfreude, since that it is enjoyment of other people's sorrows; this is an enjoyable recollection of one's own. Miseryfreude, perhaps. It all ended with Mrs Thatcher's election victory. On the night, only two people at my college stayed up till the end of the election coverage; your blogger and a Trotskyite, grimly convinced that the revolution had come closer because of Thatcher's victory. I wonder what he thinks now? ...
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Scott Walker: Brother beyond
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
He made his name as a crooner with the Walker Brothers, then disappeared. Back with a new avant-garde album, Scott Walker says the darkness has always been there Whatever happened to the great 20th-century crooner Scott Walker? Simple really. He disappeared, had any number of breakdowns, or one long one, and returned as a great 21st-century, avant garde composer. Today David Bowie, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, Julian Cope, the great innovators in contemporary music, line up to proclaim the genius of Scott Walker. But back in the 1960s, his currency was romance, not complexity. His deep velvet baritone belied his youth. As the lead singer with the Walker Brothers, he enjoyed a number of melancholy hits with songs such as The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore, My Ship Is Coming In, No Regrets. Nobody did aching love quite like Scott Walker. There was always more to the Walker Brothers than appeared at first sight – they weren't called Walker, weren't brothers, and however much th ...
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Thomas J.R. Dyer, 67
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Thomas J. R. Dyer, 67, passed away Aug. 24, 2012, at the VA Medical Center, Johnson City, Tenn. He was the son of the late Lloyd & Rebecca Dyer of Asheville, NC. He is at Home now, safe and well. Tom was a graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High School, attended Blanton's Business College, and UNC-A earning a degree in management and Human Resources. He was a combat engineer, master sergeant in the U. S. Army followed by eight years with the National Guard. Tom was branch manager with the Bank of Asheville before becoming vice president of branch operations. He changed venues and began traveling with his job from Pennsylvania to Georgia then to Boone, N.C., working for Samaritan's Purse; prior to retirement, he was with NN Ball & Roller. For the past 12 years Tom, wife Rhonda and son Thomas Jacob made their home in Erwin. He had a love of Western movies, rodeos, square dancing, fishing and for several years was active in Kiwanis. During his life, Tom played music ...
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Jack Jones: Numbers game
CSO - Security And Risk - over 4 years
Now CISO and SVP of Huntington Bank, Jones created the FAIR risk analysis method (CSO Compass Awards 2012)
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Branford Jazz Series: Trio, Aug. 2
Branford Patch - over 4 years
RENOWNED JAZZ TRIO TO PERFORM ON THE BRANFORD TOWN GREEN AUGUST 2 Jazz Guitarist Gene Bertoncini, pianist Donn Trenner and versatile bassist Dave Daddario will unite on the Branford Town Green and perform in the Branford Jazz Series 2012 summer concert series on Thursday, August 2nd starting at 6:30 p.m. Known as one of the pre-eminent jazz guitarists active today, Gene Bertoncini has won international praise and accolades as the “Segovia of Jazz”, due to his fluid technique and lyricism. Gene has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats, including: Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws and Paul Desmond as well as distinguished singers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone, and Edye Gorme. Gene’s CD, Someone to Light Up My Life, won international raves including recognition in Brazilian critic’s and listener’s pools, who named him as the best acoustic jazz guitarist.  His releases include a striking CD, Body and Soul, and his Acoust ...
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Music Review: Jack Jones Performs at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency
NYTimes - over 4 years
Jack Jones performs at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, singing old classics with renewed vigor.
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Boeing Rolls Out First 787 Dreamliner Built in South Carolina - Press Releases
Supply Chain Digital - almost 5 years
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner to be assembled in South Carolina rolled out of final assembly today to great fanfare from the crowd of nearly 7,000 Boeing employees and invited guests. The festival-like atmosphere, featuring aerial displays, music and entertainment, was a fitting celebration to commemorate assembly completion of the first 787 built at the North Charleston, S.C., facility. The airplane's rollout marks the first time that a Boeing commercial airplane has been produced in the Southeastern United States. "This is a proud moment for Boeing as we roll out an airplane from our third final assembly site," said Jim Albaugh, president and chief executive officer, Commercial Airplanes. "Today I welcome the South Carolina team into a small and elite fraternity – a fraternity of workers who have built one of the most complex machines in the world – a commercial airplane." Boeing announced ...
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The Love Songs of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Oxford University Press Blog - almost 5 years
By Kirk Curnutt According to literary legend, the author of The Great Gatsby sold his soul. Perpetually cash-strapped, F. Scott Fitzgerald spent much of his twenty-year career cranking out popular fiction for the Saturday Evening Post and other high-paying “slicks.” While Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and William Faulkner racked up double digits in the novels column, Fitzgerald completed a paltry four and a half, with only one of them (Gatsby, of course) truly great. By contrast, he produced 160 short stories, earning a total of $241,453 off the genre – more than $3 million in today’s dollars. These are impressive figures by anyone’s count, but critics don’t speak positively of his prolific short fiction output. Fitzgerald himself is to blame for this. In a well-known 1929 letter to Ernest Hemingway, he described himself as an “old whore” whom the Post now paid a premium “$4,000. a screw” because “she’s mastered the 40 positions [when] in her youth one was enough.” For Fitzger ...
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What Should Go in the Old Jack Jones Buick?
Bethlehem Patch - almost 5 years
In our new weekly feature, we ask you what should go into the old car dealership on Broad Street.
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Abe Atiyeh Buys Jack Jones Buick Building
Bethlehem Patch - about 5 years
The long vacant <a class="fplink fp-124883" href="/jack+jones+singer">Jack Jones</a> Buick building at 325 W. Broad St. was bought by developer Abe Atiyeh.
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Students up the Pace with new shop - Weston & Somerset Mercury
Google News - over 5 years
The shop stocks major clothes brands like Henleys, Jack Jones and Superdry. They both study at Weston College and have plans of opening up more shops by the end of the year. Cameron said: “We had some money in the bank and we thought what should we do
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Jones
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 77
    In 2015, Jones released Seriously Frank (Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Frank Sinatra), orchestra arranged and conducted by Patrick Williams, with Dave Grusin on piano.
    More Details Hide Details The record was subsequently followed-up with a tour in Los Angeles and the United Kingdom in 2016. Jones made his film debut in Juke Box Rhythm (1959), playing Riff Manton, a young singer who is involved romantically with a princess (Jo Morrow). He sings three songs. Jones acted in such minor films as The Comeback (1978), Condominium (1980), and Cruise of the Gods (2002). He had a humorous cameo in the film parody Airplane II: The Sequel (1982); as Robert Hays's character avoids searchlights while escaping captivity, the beams become a spotlight on Jones, performing a verse from The Love Boat theme. He became a staple on 1960s and 1970s variety shows, performing on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Andy Williams Show, The Dick Cavett Show, The Hollywood Palace, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Jerry Lewis Show, American Bandstand, This is Tom Jones, The Dean Martin Show, The Judy Garland Show, Playboy After Dark, The Jack Benny Program, The Steve Allen Show, and The Morecambe and Wise Show in Britain. He twice hosted NBC's top-rated rock and roll series Hullabaloo, and was featured in two prime-time specials, Jack Jones on the Move (1966) and The Jack Jones Special (1974).
  • 2014
    Age 76
    In 2014, he provided the voice of Jason Funderburker the frog and sang several of the songs, including the theme song, for the Cartoon Network mini-series, Over the Garden Wall.
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    He was also the voice of Greg's frog in the 2014 animated television miniseries Over the Garden Wall.
    More Details Hide Details John Allan Jones, the son of actors Allan Jones and Irene Hervey, was born in Los Angeles on the night his father recorded his signature song "Donkey Serenade", causing him to say that he was "practically born in a trunk". The young Jones attended University High School in West Los Angeles and studied drama and singing. His first professional break was with his father, who was performing at the Thunderbird Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He recorded several demos for songwriter Don Raye, attracting attention from the music industry.
  • 2013
    Age 75
    In 2013, he appeared as himself/ nightclub singer in the film American Hustle, directed by David O. Russell.
    More Details Hide Details American Hustle spawned the single “I Got Your Number” (recording it in one take).
  • 2010
    Age 72
    In 2010, he recorded an album focusing on the Bergmans' work called Love Makes The Changes.
    More Details Hide Details He also released an album featuring new renderings of some of his original hits entitled Love Ballad.
  • 2008
    Age 70
    In March 2008, Jones celebrated his 70th birthday, and a half-century in show business with a concert at the McCallum Theatre (Palm Springs).
    More Details Hide Details Guests included Patti Austin, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 59
    In 1997 came New Jack Swing (Honest Entertainment), with Jones giving a big band treatment to old standards and assorted pop/rock songs.
    More Details Hide Details Another recent album is Jack Jones Paints a Tribute to Tony Bennett (Honest Entertainment, released in 1999), that was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance and Record of the Year.
  • FORTIES
  • 1987
    Age 49
    Jones released I Am a Singer in 1987 for USA Records, and in 1992 he recorded The Gershwin Album for Sony Music, with songs written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin.
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  • 1982
    Age 44
    From 1982 to 2005, he was married to British-born Kim Ely and they had a daughter, Nicole (born in 1991).
    More Details Hide Details The singer has another daughter, Crystal Thomas, from a former marriage to Lee Fuller. Jones lives with wife Eleonora in Indian Wells, in Riverside County, California.
    In 1982, he recorded an album for Applause Records, with covers of songs by the likes of The Beatles, Billy Joel, and The Eagles.
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  • 1979
    Age 41
    In 1979, he moved to MGM Records, recording the album Nobody Does it Better, which featured a disco track of "The Love Boat", the main (opening) theme from the TV series of the same name, and his Grammy winner, "Wives and Lovers".
    More Details Hide Details His second (and, due to its subsequent closure, his last) MGM album, Don't Stop Now, featured duets with Maureen McGovern. Since 1980, he has recorded few albums, and now performs in various concert arenas and occasionally appears on the supper-club circuit. He released the album Live at the London Palladium in 1995, recorded in London on the Emporio label. Jones received recognition in Japan, where a lot of his old records were released on CD.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1976
    Age 38
    From 1976 to 1982, he was married to Kathy Simmons.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 29
    Jones moved from Kapp (in the UK, London Records) to RCA Victor in 1967.
    More Details Hide Details His first album for the label was Without Her. The following releases, If You Ever Leave Me, L.A. Break Down, and Where Is Love were in roughly the same style of the Kapp records, but with a slightly more contemporary vocal styling. After A Jack Jones Christmas, he changed his musical direction and appearance from the smooth club entertainer of the 1960s Las Vegas scene to the long-haired singer of the early seventies. A Time for Us (1970) was one of the albums which marked his transition towards a middle-of-the-road sound. Jones started to record more contemporary material, including covers of such well-known songwriters as Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Carole King, Paul Williams, Richard Carpenter, Gordon Lightfoot, and Gilbert O'Sullivan. The album Bread Winners (1972) was a tribute to the band Bread, with eight songs written by David Gates and two by Jimmy Griffin and Robb Royer. Two more of his albums from this period were dedicated to two French songwriters: Jack Jones Sings Michel Legrand (to Michel Legrand, 1971) and Write Me a Love Song, Charlie with songs by Charles Aznavour (1974).
  • 1961
    Age 23
    While performing at a San Francisco club, he was heard by Pete King, a producer and artist for Kapp Records, who quickly signed him to the label. In August 1961, he recorded the ballad "Lollipops and Roses" (a song by Tony Velona), which became a hit in the following year.
    More Details Hide Details Jones's biggest pop hit was "Wives and Lovers" by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. In the Kapp years, Jones recorded almost twenty albums, including Shall We Dance, This Was My Love, She Loves Me, Call Me Irresponsible, I´ve Got a Lot of Living To Do!, Bewitched, Wives and Lovers, Dear Heart, Where Love Has Gone, The Jack Jones Christmas Album, My Kind of Town, The Impossible Dream, The In Crowd, Jack Jones Sings, Lady, and Our Song. Young, handsome, and well-groomed, Jack Jones was an anomaly in the 1960s, eschewing rock-and-roll trends and opting for the big band sound, lush romantic ballads, and the Great American Songbook, although sometimes he recorded something more pop-, country-, or bossa nova-oriented. For example, one of his biggest hits was "The Race Is On" by country music legend George Jones (no relation). Besides the choice of material, Jones worked with such arrangers as Billy May, Nelson Riddle, Marty Paich, Shorty Rogers, Jack Elliott, Ralph Carmichael, Bob Florence, Don Costa, and Pete King.
  • 1959
    Age 21
    In 1959, Jones was signed to Capitol Records and released the album This Love of Mine and a few singles.
    More Details Hide Details One track from the album is "This Could Be the Start of Something Big".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Age 0
    Born on January 14, 1938.
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