This day (April 24, 2016), in New Jersey, died Billy Paul, an American soul singer, known for his number-one singleMe and Mrs. Jones.
Wikipedia : This day (April 24, 2016), in New Jersey, died Billy Paul, an American soul singer, known for his number-one singleMe and Mrs. Jones.
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@allmusic : He worked with Dinah Washington, Miles Davis, and Roberta Flack, as well as Charlie Parker, before forming a trio and recording for Jubilee. His original 1959 recording of Ebony Woman for New Dawn was later re-recorded for Neptune as the title of his 1970 LP.
@last.fm : He is sometimes known as a one-hit wonder, because while “Me and Mrs. Jones” was a No. 1 hit for the last three weeks of 1972, it was his only chart topper on the pop and soul music listings. Paul has been a frequent member and hit maker for the soul music scene in the years before and after his Grammy Award, especially with the use of the consistently popular Philadelphia soul style as his backing. He has, however, recorded much other material of note, including “Am I Black Enough For You?”, “Let’s Make A Baby” and an alternate version of “Let’s Stay Together”. Jones was on the Neptune Records label for many years. Other songs he recorded include “Thanks For Saving My Life”, “Let ‘Em In”, “Your Song”, “Only The Strong Survive” and “Bring The Family Back”. Paul is married, and continues to tour around the world extensively.
Video : Billy Paul – Me & Mrs. Jones . Me & Mrs. Jones . Your Song . w/ Chimène Badi – Ain’T No Mountain High Enough . It’S Too Late (2010) . Let Em In (1995) . Black Wonders Of The World . Sandra De Sá & Amanhã .