Will "Dub" Jones

Will " Dub" Jones ( born May 14, 1928 in Shreveport, Louisiana; † January 16, 2000 in Long Beach ( California)) was a noted rhythm and blues and doo wop singer of the 1950s.

After his military service, Jones moved to Los Angeles, where he along with Ted Taylor and Lloyd McCraw at first the Soul Seekers joined. In the late 1940s, with initially three then with Aaron Collins his own band, the first for RPM has recorded under the name The Cadets. In some cases, such as the single Hands Across the Table, they expanded their name to Will Jones & the Cadets. However, the biggest hit of the band should have under the name of The Jacks: Stranded in the Jungle, released on Modern Records, stayed for several weeks in the charts. Incidentally, Jones helped out on recordings Jesse BelVins and played in a group called The Joneses.

1958 Jones moved then to New York City to join the Coasters, the former bass singer Bobby Nunn had stayed in LA. Jones ' vocals can be heard among other Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown and Poison Ivy. In the 1960s, he then again left the band.

Later, he sang along with Cora Washington in the duo Cora & Dub and was a guest musician on recordings of the Trammps. In 1980 he called a meeting with Billy Guy a band called The World Famous Coasters to life and then returned to LA, where he worked again with Lloyd McCraw. On January 16, 2000 Jones died in Long Beach, California.

  • Born in 1928
  • Died in 2000
  • Man
  • R & B singer
  • American musician