Joneses, The

Also known as Joneses
Members of Joneses, The: Gary Pinchom, Glenn Dorsey, Harold Taylor, Jimmy Richardson (3), Lee Valentine, Stewart Davidson, Wendell Noble

Discography of Joneses, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Sugar Pie Guy 4 Audio 1983 Mercury
2 Summer Groove 2 Audio 1981 Good Records (2)
3 Sugar Pie Guy 2 Audio 1974 Mercury
4 Sugar Pie Guy 2 Audio 1974 Mercury
5 Sugar Pie Guy 4 Audio 1983 Mercury
6 Sexy Motion 2 Audio 1984 Silver Cloud Records
7 Sugar Pie Guy 2 Audio 1974 Mercury
8 I've Got To Space / You Better Get It 2 Audio Savern
9 I Can't See What You See In Me / Our Love Song 2 Audio 1974 Mercury
10 Sugar Pie Guy 2 Audio 1983 Mercury
11 Pretty, Pretty 2 Audio 1972
12 Love Inflation 2 Audio 1975 Mercury
13 Sugar Pie Guy 2 Audio 1974 Mercury
14 Baby There Is Nothing You Can Do 22 Audio 1990 P-Vine Records
15 The Joneses 10 Audio 1977 Epic
16 Summer Groove 2 Audio 1981 Champagne Records (5)
17 Love Inflation 2 Audio 1975 Mercury
18 Disco Duck / Sugar Pie Guy 2 Audio 1992 Collectables
19 Name Of The Game 2 Audio 1975 Mercury
20 Pull My String (Turn Me On) / Baby (There Is Nothing You Can Do) 2 Audio Pride
21 Keepin' Up With The Joneses 10 Audio 2000 Vivid Sound Corporation
22 My First Mistake / Sugar Pie Guy 2 Audio 1992 Unidisc
23 Sugar Pie Guy 4 Audio 1983 Mercury
24 Name Of The Game 2 Audio 1975 Mercury
25 Child Of Mine 2 Audio 1976 Mercury
26 Sugar Pie Guy 2 Audio 1974 Mercury
27 Hey Babe (Is The Gettin' Still Good?) 2 Audio 1974-06-28 Mercury
28 Battle Of The Bands Round 3 22 Audio 1997 Sequel Records
29 Love Contest 2 Audio 1979 Spring Records
30 Love Contest 2 Audio 1979 Spring Records
31 Love Inflation 2 Audio 1975 Mercury
32 Sugar Pie Guy 2 Audio 1974 Mercury
33 Keepin' Up With The Joneses 10 Audio 1975 Mercury
34 You Better Get It Part 1 / You Better Get It Part 2 2 Audio Savern
35 Sugar Pie Guy / Keep Smilin' 2 Audio 1979 Mercury
36 In Love Again 2 Audio 1977 Epic
37 Keepin' Up With The Joneses 11 Audio 1974 Mercury
38 Beauty (Is In The Eye Of The Beholder) 2 Audio 1980 Posse Records
39 Name Of The Game 3 Audio Disco Queen Records
40 I Can't See What You See In Me / Our Love Song 2 Audio 1974 Mercury
41 Hey Babe (Is The Gettin' Still Good?) 2 Audio 1974 Mercury
42 Pull My String (Turn Me On) 2 Audio Pride
43 The Joneses 10 Audio 1977 Epic
44 Who Loves You 2 Audio 1977 Epic
45 Sugar Pie Guy / Keep Smiling 2 Audio 1979 Mercury
46 The Joneses 10 Audio 2011-07-25 Big Break Records


The Joneses had one of the earliest club hits with "Sugar Pie Guy" in 1974. As with all club hits in disco's formative years it was released on a 7" 45 rpm with a Part One & Two.

And as with their contemporaries, they had more of a soul feel than what we now would call disco. The song, although a hit, failed to garner the group international fame, or for that matter another album.

The group consisted of five members: Harold Taylor on saxophone and lead vocals, Lee Valentine on guitar and arranging/producing/mixing and conducting, Glenn Dorsey on bass and mixing/arranging as well as writing 9 of the 10 tracks on "Keeping Up With The Joneses," Richard Pratt on congas and conducting, and Richard Tee on keyboards and arranging.


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