Ruth Jessica Jones was born in Glamorgan, Wales, but her family moved to Birmingham, England, when she was 3 years old, and she lived there until 1966. She started her professional singing career at the age of 18 with the group “The Birds ‘n Bees”, touring Germany. Following this, she joined a cabaret company and travelled to the Middle East and Europe.
In 1969 Jones came to South Africa on a singing contract in Port Elizabeth, and decided to stay. She subsequently sang with “Pleasure Machine” and appeared in stage productions such as “The Rocky Horror Show”, “The Archon” and “I love my wife”. She was discovered by orchestra leader, Eric Smith, who invited DJ and record producer David Gresham to listen to her cabaret at Johannesburg’s “Top Of The Town”, this resulting in her being signed to Nitty Gritty Records. Two albums followed from this collaboration, “Sunday Monday Tuesday” (1972) and “Golden Girl” (1973), as well as a number of 7” singles. In 1972 she had a #1 hit on the South African Top 20 with “Sunday, Monday, Tuesday”, and she also had Top 20 hits with “Wake up, Wake up” (#9 in 1972) and “Waikiki Man” (#13 in 1973).
This song is off the album “Golden Girl”, released in 1973. It’s a cover of a Little Jimmy Osmond song from 1973.
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