The Jones Girls: Best Soul Girl Groups Countdown

Billy Johnson, Jr.
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Sister trio The Jones Girls performed as background singers before being discovered by Kenny Gamble and signed to Game & Huff's Philadelphia International Records where they achieved stardom in the late 1970s.

Members: Brenda, Valerie and Shirley Jones

Hometown: Detroit

Biggest Hits: "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else," "Who Can I Run To," "I Just Love The Man"

Style: R&B, disco, soul

Labels: Fortune, Hot Wax-Invictus, GM Records, Philadelphia International Records, RCA

Bragging Rights: The Jones Girls sang background on Linda Clifford's "If My Friends Could See Me Now." They additionally sang with Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin. Their song "Who Can I Run To" was covered by Xscape in 1995. The remake was a No. 1 R&B hit that also reached No. 8 on the pop chart. In 1986, Shirley scored a No. 1 R&B record with her solo single, "Do You Get Enough Love."

The Latest: In 2007, Shirley Jones released the album, "Steppin Muzak Records Presents Ladies Night Out (Live)," a collaboration with Cherrelle and Jean Carne.

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