BL: jones (redux)
Posted: 03 September 2019 03:42 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Another “origin unknown”

Posted: 07 September 2019 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Joined  2007-02-24

That brings up memories. My wife’s maiden name was Jones (she passed 5 years ago). I have always thought that the song, “Me and Mrs. Jones” was a reference to drugs (It came out in the early 70’s, recorded by Billy Paulso). I felt back then that it might be a subtle reference to drugs, though I had no evidence that is was.

What have the artists said about the song?:

Kenny Gamble explained to National Public Radio in 2008 that he and (Leon) Huff got the idea for the song from trips to a little bar downstairs in the Schubert Building, which was where their record company was located. Said Gamble: “This guy used to come into the bar every day – little guy that looked like a judge. We’re songwriters, so we’re always thinking about a song. The next day he came in again, and every day after he’d come in, this girl would come in 10-15 minutes after he’d get there, and they’d sit in the same booth, then go to the jukebox and play the same songs. We said, ‘That’s me and Mrs. Jones.’ Then, when they’d get ready to leave, he would go his way and she would go hers. It could have been his daughter, his niece, anybody, but we created a story that there was some kind of romantic connection between these people, so we went upstairs to our office and wrote the song.”

I always felt it was like getting your drug on every day. It has always been pure speculation on my part.

[ Edited: 07 September 2019 05:15 PM by Eyehawk ]
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