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Kipper Jones


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Kipper Jones is a timeline through the history of the modern Black music industry. Motown trained as a session singer at 15, during the last of the Berry Gordy era. As part of the venerable R&B/Funk outfit, TEASE, recorded for CBS/Epic Records under legendary record executive, Larkin Arnold. Tutored and directed by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, and celebrated R&B icon, Luther Vandross. Performed and recorded with a multi-generational mix of industry lore; Johnny Mathis, The Winans, Brian Wilson, Anita Baker, Teddy Pendergrass, Brian McKnight, Teena Marie, Eric Clapton, Charlie Wilson, Lauryn Hill, and even Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Sly Stone. But it’s been as a songwriter where the legend of Kipper Jones is most associated. From crafting the platinum initial offering of superstar singer/actress, Vanessa Williams, (The Right Stuff), as well as the double platinum follow-up, The Comfort Zone, to the landmark 5 million selling Atlantic Records debut, brandy, which yielded the 1 platinum Kipper Jones compositions, “I Wanna Be Down”, “Brokenhearted”, and the record setting, “Baby”. Along the way, the debut and sophomore releases of Kenny Lattimore, (featuring the initial smash single, “Never Too Busy”), the Warner Bros. Epiphany release by R&B great, Chaka Khan, (including the Funk/Soul classic, “Somethin’ Deep”), “In The Middle” from the classic motion picture, The Five Heartbeats, as well as original music for the Wesley Snipes produced, Sundance Film Festival Award winning documentary, A Great and Mighty Walk.

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  • Matty-J

    I love Kipper Jones!!! Oh yeah, Hey Big

    9 Mar 2009 Reply

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