7-Inch History – BILLY PAUL 50 Years Ago Today
Great 7″ singles from the past
16 December 2022
Artist: BILLY PAUL
Who: Grammy Award-winning
soul artist from Philadelphia.
He passed away in 2016, aged 81
Single: MR AN D MRS. JONES
Written: by composers Kenny Gamble,
Leon Huff, and Cary Gilbert
The song is anout an extramarital affair between a man and his lover, called Mrs. Jones. The two meet in secret “every day at the same cafe”, at 6:30, where they hold hands and talk. The two are caught in a quandary: “We got a thing going on/we both know that it’s wrong/but it’s much too strong/to let it go now”.
This day 50 years ago, on 16 December 1972 Paul and Mrs. Jones
started a 3-week run on the top spot of the American Singles Chart.
BILLY PAUL: Bio – Discography