Joy Jones
The Joy/This Too Shall Pass
RBM008 | LJR001
12" Vinyl & Digital 2008

A1. The Joy (Fundamentalist Mix)
Produced by The Soulful Fundamentalist for Love Jones Recordings
A2. The Joy (Drop It Mix)
Produced by Daru Jones for Rusic Productions
A3. The Joy (Lil' Dave Remix)
Produced by Lil' Dave for Ill Vibe Collective

B1. This Too Shall Pass (Daz-I-Kue Mix)
Produced by Daz-I-Kue for Bugz in the Attic
B2. This Too Shall Pass (Spinnerty Remix)
Produced by Spinnerty for Spinning Heads
B3. This Too Shall Pass (Acapella)
Produced by The Soulful Fundamentalist for Love Jones Recordings


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Artist - Joy Jones


It is in the intensity of her eyes. It is in the burning story that lies in the crevices of a subtle smirk. It is what brings us JOY. She was born in East LA, raised by Caribbean-American parents and reared on good music and spicy food. As a child Joy was very in tune with the worlds...those within and those outside of her being. It is this strange osmosis that is refelcted in her work. Her travels, her meetings, her education and experiences all find their way to her creative palate. They show up in songs, in poems, in plays and in her artwork.

After attending Duke University where she studied biology and cultural anthropolgy, Joy moved to the United Kingdom. At the University of London she studied medical anthropology by day and the local art scene by night. While in Europe she performed in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. When Joy returned to LA she began work on her one-woman-show entitled, THE NAPPY GODDESS COMPLEX. It ran for 4 weeks at the Hudson Theater and received rave reviews. Joy also became a fixture on LA's underground spoken word/ soul movement. In addition to performing around the city, Joy has traveled from the West Coast of Africa to the West Coast of America, sharing her work in Cuba, Turkey and Swaziland among other places. She is currently a recipient of the 2002 California Arts Council Individual Artist In Residence Prograqm Grant, which allows her to conduct literary workshops with HIV positive individuals.

Recently Joy has reconnected with the London art scene to complete her debut CD with the legendary Bugz In The Attic Crew. Her highly anticipated album, GODCHILD is due out early 2009 and promises to be a journey into postmodern funk, surrealist soul and intergalactic grooves for the people.

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