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by Douglas Payne
In the few years he recorded and performed (roughly from 1966 to 1978), guitarist Ivan Boogaloo Joe" Jones (b. 1940) never really got his due as an exciting, rapid-fire R & B plecterist. His sound and style clearly derived from blues. But it was a solid understanding of rock that Jones brought to his style of jazz. The result, outlined on a handful of Prestige albums, was a healthy mix of finger-licking funk, sweet-natured soul and infectious blues.read more