Began DJing in May 1967. Original DJ at 24 Caisters, 44 Southports. Resident at London’s Wag Club & at Dingwalls Sunday Jazz Sessions.
Bob has produced and remixed over 30 soul artists including The Temptations, Al Green, Sam Dees, Terry Callier, Bobby Womack. In 1997 Bob Jones celebrated an incredible 50 years as a DJ/Presenter in Black Music.
Appeared in Lenny Henry’s ‘New Soul Nation’ on Channel 4, Music Consultant to BBC 2’s ‘The Late Show’ on ‘The British Black Music Industry’. Founder member of The British Rhythm & Blues Association (BRBA).
Club… ‘The Surgery’ started in London’s West End in the ’80s and is still going 30+ years later. 1995 started soulful dance night ‘LIFT’ at Blue Note Club, featuring UK DJ’s Harvey, Idjut Boys, Harri, Glenn Gunner and Phil Asher.
‘Best British Club DJ’ 1995, 1996, 1997. DJ’d ‘Tribal Gathering’ (30,000 clubbers) and ‘Universe’, ‘Creamfields’, ‘V98’ and ‘Big Chill’ Festivals.
Compiled various including “90’s Soul LP” (Beechwood Music). “Stop & Listen Vol.1” (BBE Records) for Bob’s 30 years in Black Music. “Soul Spectrum & Jazz Spectrum” (BBE). Owned Black on Black and Quick Release Records and joint A&R for UK label Chilli Funk Records.
Radio awards for in-depth interviews with artists Terry Callier, Millie Jackson, Will Downing, Isaac Hayes and Kerri Chandler amongst others. Radio show ‘The Surgery’ was nine years at London’s KissFM, BBC Radio London six years and Mi-Soul for seven years.
Still DJ’ing and lecturing all over the world. Dr Bob Jones has just completed work on an educational project, history of Black Music Family Tree ‘Sound Of The Drum’.