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!! OMG, a Q&A with Gloria Jones !!

Photo (C) 1973 Jim Britt.

A while back we had the pleasure of interviewing soul singer Gloria Jones, otherwise known as “The Queen of Northern Soul” thanks to her underground club hit “Tainted Love”. Ms. Jones was Motown Records’ third female producer who, along with co-producer Pam Sawyer, penned classics such as Gladys Knight’s “If I Were Your Woman”. She also sang back-up for an exhaustive list of 1970s rock and R&B acts, including The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Ike and Tina and glam rock band T-Rex.

In 1973 she recorded an album called Share My Love, a rousing gospel-and-reggae infused soul album which was re-issued earlier this year on Reel Music. For the past several years, she has been living in Sierra Leone where she has founded the Marc Bolan School of Music Film. We rang up The Gloria Jones to find out more about Share My Love and her expansive career. Read the full Q&A after the jump.

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