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Tutu Jones

Born Johnny Jones, Jr. Sept. 9, 1966 in Dallas, Texas, Tutu was the son of a local R & B-guitarist named John Jones. He started off as a drummer in bands his uncles played in. In 1979 he began playing with Little Joe Blue and R.L. Griffin. In the early 80s Tutu switched to guitar and by the end of the decade had his own band, Tutu And The Right Time Showband. He and band began opening for acts like Denise LaSalle and Clarence Carter before finally being recorded by JSP in 1994. His first release "I'm For Real" garnered instant acclaim and signaled that a new "young blues gun slinger' had arrived. Jones next signed with Ron Levy's Bullseye Blues imprint, resulting in a terrific pair of releases, "Blue Texas Soul" and "Staying Power".  In 2005 a live disc appeared on Jones for a small label before he started his own company entitled Soultone Records where he released his first all new studio set since 1998.

Album Discography

"I'm For Real" (JSP 1994)

1. Sweet Woman
2. I'm for Real
3. My Own Fault
4. Excited
5. (Do You Love) Steppin' on Me
6. She's My Woman
7. I Still Love You
8. Too Blues to Be True
9. Stubborn Woman
10. I'm Not Your Fool
11. Outstanding

"Blue Texas Soul" (Bullseye Blues 1996)

1. Sky Is Crying, The
2. Chronic Late Arriver
3. Check Out Yourself
4. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
5. It's Been a Mistake
6. You Never Had Love
7. Things Are Looking Up
8. I've Been Loving You
9. I'll Play the Blues For You
10. I'm Not Ashamed to Play the Blues

"Staying Power" (Bullseye Blues & Jazz 1998)

1. Daylight Caught Us Red Handed
2. Milkman Game, The
3. Can't Leave You Alone
4. After Midnight
5. Good Juice
6. Be Good to Your Lady
7. She So Fine
8. You Shatter My Heart
9. Romance Avenue
10. After Loving You

Tutu Jones "Live" (Doc Blues) "Live" (Doc Blues 2005)

1. Sunday Morning Love
2. Goin' Down
3. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
4. Sweet Woman
5. Milkman Game, The
6. My Girl
7. Shake What Your Mama Gave You
8. Little Blue Bird
9. Teenie Weenie
10. Sky Is Crying

"Inside Out" (Soultone 2009)

1. Starting All Over
2. I Can Write A Book About You
3. Weekend Driver
4. Diggin' On You
5. I'm So Proud
6. Six Pack
7. Gain Your Love
8. I Feel Good This Morning
9. Let Me Do

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