Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, lyricist, supermodel, record producer, and actress. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
Grace Jones - Unlimited Capacity For Love.
Album: "Living My Life" Written by Jones /Reynolds. Produced by Chris Blackwell & Alex Sadkin. Island Records. 1982.
Grace Jones ..Private Life 1980 Extended Mix
Grace Jones & Images from newspapers over the last few decades
Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper
"Pull Up to the Bumper" was co-written by Grace Jones herself, Kookoo Baya and Dana Mano, and is an uptempo pop-dance song incorporating funk and R&B elements. The song's instrumental path was originally recorded in 1980 during the Warm Leatherette sessions, however, it didn't make the album as Chris Blackwell found its R&B sound not fitting in the rest of the material. It was finally completed for the 1981 critically acclaimed album Nightclubbing and became its third single in June 1981. The song sparked some controversy for its suggestive lyrics, as they figuratively describe sexual intercourse. Among the lines are "Pull up to my bumper baby / In your long black limousine / Pull up to my bumper baby / Drive it in between" and "Grease it / Spray it / Let me lubricate it". The lyrics rumouredly refer to anal sex and a presumably-large penis. However, in a 2008 interview with the Q magazine, Jones revealed that the meaning of the lyrics was not meant to be interpreted in a sexual context. Over the years, "Pull Up to the Bumper" has been remixed several times. The original 12-inch single featured the unedited album master recording as an extended mix of 6m45s. There also appears to be an untitled long album version lasting 5m48s which can be found on the U.S. Rebound Records/Polygram Records World of Dance: The 80's compilation CD. An extended dub version lasting 7m17s also known as "Remixed Version" was included as the B-side on the 12-inch release of Jones' "Walking in the Rain"; this version can be found on the Universal Music compilation CD 12"/80s. The "Walking in the Rain" 7" single also had an alternate dub mix as the B-side, called "Peanut Butter" and credited to the Compass Point All Stars. The full mix of "Peanut Butter" lasting 7m02s as well as "Pull Up to the Bumper"'s "Party Version" lasting 5m01s can be found on the U.S. Hip-O Records/Universal Music In Good Company CD by Sly & Robbie. In 1985 the track was again remixed and re-released to promote the Island Life compilation, and was released in two different 12" mixes, one an extended mix with additional keyboard overdubs and remix by Paul "Groucho" Smykle, which can be found on the very rare (Netherlands only) EVA Records 1986 Now Dance compilation CD. The other, an eight-minute megamix entitled "Musclemix", which included excerpts from tracks like "Warm Leatherette", "Walking in the Rain", "Use Me", "Love Is the Drug" and "Slave to the Rhythm", remains unreleased on CD. Upon its release, the song spent seven weeks at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, as well as becoming a Top 5 single on the U.S. R&B chart. The track has since come to be one of Jones' signature tunes and her first transatlantic hit. Music critic and writer Glenn O'Brien called "Pull Up to the Bumper" "Grace's first car radio hit". The original 1981 release peaked at #53 on the UK Singles Chart. When it was re-released in 1985, then with the 1977 recording of "La Vie en rose" as the B-side, it reached #12 on the UK pop chart in early 1986. The song then finally charted in Ireland and Germany, and became the singer's best-seller. In 2011, The Guardian's Richard Vine ranked the release of "Pull Up to the Bumper" as one of fifty key events in the history of dance music, proclaiming it "one of those rare records that manages to replicate the sensation of actually being in a club."
GRACE JONES - USE ME
My friends think that, it's their appointed duty? And he keeps trying to tell me, All you wanna do is use me, But my answer to all that use me stuff, oh baby, Now I'm gonna to spread the news, That if it feels this good gettin' used Keep on using me 'til you've used me up. Use Me. Use Me. Mother sat down, And you know she told me, "If he can overcome you, all he's gonna do is use You", But my answer to all that use me stuff, oh baby. Now I'm going to spread the new. That if it feels this good gettin' used Keep on using me 'til you've used me up. Use Me. Use Me. Now I'm going to spread the news, That if it feels this good gettin' used Come on and keep on using me 'til you've used me up. Use Me. Sometimes it's true, You really do abuse me, I lost the only people, Who ever really didn't use Me, But oh baby, when you love me I can't get enough, oh baby. Now I'm going to spread the news, That if it feels this good gettin' used Well keep on using me 'til you've used me up. 'Til you've used me up, Come on and use me up. Use Me.
Grace Jones - I've Done It Again
Grace Jones' song from her high-succesful fifth studio album, Nightclubbing, from 1981. Song is released as last track on the album, and has written by Barry Reynolds. It hasn't relased as a single and hasn't became very popular. There're lyrics: I was on the first ship to Peru Charted all the courses like all sailors do First to cross the Mason-Dixon line Overseeing wetbacks for good californian wine And I've done it again, done it again, done it again And I've done it again, done it again, done it again I was there when Jenny Lind first sang First to feel the cold Alaskan white man First to take a trip on LSD First to vote for Roosevelt back in '33 And I've done it again, done it again, done it again And I've done it again, done it again, done it again Yes Ive seen it, yes Ive seen it And if you're feeling great, you know I feel it Yes I feel it And I've done it again, done it again, done it again And I've done it again, done it again, done it again And I've done it again, done it again, done it again And I've done it again, done it again, done it again
Grace Jones - The apple stretching (1982, 12'' version, from vinyl)
Writer : Melvin Van Peebles, Personnel : Wally Badarou – keyboards, Mikey Chung – guitar, Sly Dunbar – drums, syndrum, Ted Jensen – mastering, Grace Jones – vocals, Barry Reynolds – guitar, Robbie Shakespeare – bass guitar, Uziah Thompson – percussion, Alex Sadkin – organ, production, engineering, mixing, Chris Blackwell – production, Michael Brauer – mixing, Steven Stanley – engineering, mixing, Benji Armbrister – assistant engineering, Jean-Paul Goude – design, photography, Released : October 1982 (Some extra's have been added to the music layer, barely audible, but nonetheless not on the original copy)
Everybody Hold Still - Grace Jones
Album : Living My Life Written by Barry Reynolds. Island Records. 1982.
Grace Jones - Corporate Cannibal
New video from Grace Jones's forthcoming album 'Hurricane' released in October 2008
Grace Jones - Hurricane Dub
Track of Grace Jones from the album Hurricane. I do not own the rights of this song.
Grace Jones - Well Well Well Dub
Click to pre-order the album new album out Sept 5th: glnk.it/7c Grace Jones -- Well Well Well Dub, taken from the forthcoming Hurricane Dub released September 2nd in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, September 5th in UK / Globally and September 6th in the USA. www.facebook.com/gracejonesofficial