Grace Jones ‎– Nipple To The Bottle (1982)

Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, model, record producer, and actress. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised by her grandparents. At 13 she moved with her siblings to their parents’ home in Syracuse, New York. Jones started out as a model, initially in New York state, then in Paris, working for Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer.

“Nipple to the Bottle” was the lead single from Jones’ sixth studio album, Living My Life. The song was released in some territories as a double A-side single with “The Apple Stretching”. In some countries, the single B-side featured “Cry Now, Laugh Later” or a dub version of “My Jamaican Guy” – all of these three tracks would later receive separate single releases. The front cover uses an image taken from her A One Man Show performance of “Demolition Man”, with a group of Grace Jones “look-alikes” marching on across the stage. The song was performed by Grace in Julien Temple’s 1983 film It’s All True, made for BBC Arena series.

The single met with a considerable success, reaching Top 20 on Billboard R&B and dance charts. It did exceptionally well in New Zealand, where it became a number 3 hit.

Nipple To The Bottle (Vocal)                                                              6:57

Ja Guys (Dub Version Of My Jamaican Guy) (Instrumental)                 7:15

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Grace Jones ‎– Cry Now, Laugh Later (1983)

Beverly Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican singer, actress and model. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, and raised by her grandparents. When she was thirteen she and her siblings moved to her parents’ home in Syracuse, New York. Jones started out as a model, initially in New York state, then in Paris, working for Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer.

In 1977, Jones secured a record deal with Island Records. In 1980 Jones, with the aid of Compass Point All Stars moved into New Wave, scoring Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart, with “Pull Up to the Bumper”, “I’ve Seen That Face Before”, “Private Life”, “Slave to the Rhythm” and “I’m Not Perfect”. Her albums include Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981) and Slave to the Rhythm (1985).

“Cry Now, Laugh Later” was released in the U.S. and Canada only, simultaneously with “My Jamaican Guy” which was aimed at the European, Asian and Australian market. The 12″ remix of the track, by Steven Stanley, is especially notable in the Grace Jones discography as it differs substantially from the album version. It more or less only retains the lead and backing vocals from the original and has new overdubs of drums, bass and keyboards – and a different chord progression on the choruses. In the UK the Steven Stanley remix of “Cry Now, Laugh Later” was released as the B-side of the “My Jamaican Guy” 12″ single. Both the 12″ remix and the 12″ dub of “Cry Now, Laugh Later” remain unreleased on CD.

Cry Now, Laugh Later (Vocal)                      5:51

Cry Now, Laugh Later (Dub)                        6:04

Nipple To The Bottle (Dub)                          3:40

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Grace Jones ‎– I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You ) (Super Club Edits) (1986)

Grace Jones (born May 19, 1948) is a Jamaican singer, actress and model.

Jones started out as a model and became a muse to Andy Warhol. During that era she regularly went to the New York City nightclub Studio 54. Jones secured a record deal with Island Records in 1977, which resulted in a string of dance-club hits. In the late 1970s, she adapted the emerging electronic music style and adopted a severe, androgynous look with square-cut hair and angular, padded clothes. Many of her singles were hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Airplay charts, for example 1981 “Pull Up to the Bumper”, which spent seven weeks at #2 on the U.S. dance chart.Jones was able to find mainstream success in Europe, particularly the United Kingdom, scoring a number of Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart.

“I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect for You)” was co-written by Bruce Woolley and produced by Nile Rodgers of Chic fame. It was released as the lead single from Grace’s eight studio album, Inside Story. For the 12″ single release “I’m Not Perfect” was remixed by Larry Levan and The Latin Rascals. The track met with commercial success, becoming one of Jones’ biggest hits. It made the Top 40 in several European countries and Top 10 in New Zealand, and was the highest-charting single by Grace Jones on Billboard Hot 100 (at the same time her last song to enter this chart to date).

I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You) (The Right On Time Edit By Larry Levan)                6:55

I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You) (The Ultra Perfect Edit By The Latin Rascals)        7:15

I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You) (The Ultra Perfect Dub By The Latin Rascals)        5:23

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Grace Jones – Victor Should Have Been A Jazz Musician (1987)

Grace Jones (born May 19, 1952) is a Jamaican-American singer, model and actress.

Jones started out as a model and became a muse to Andy Warhol, who photographed her extensively.During that era she regularly went to the New York City nightclub Studio 54. Jones secured a record deal with Island Records in 1977, which resulted in a string of dance-club hits. In the late 1970s, she adapted the emerging electronic music style and adopted a severe, androgynous look with square-cut hair and angular, padded clothes. Many of her the singles were hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Airplay charts, for example 1981 “Pull Up to the Bumper”, which spent seven weeks at #2 on the U.S. dance chart.

Grace Jones eighth studio album and her first for the Manhattan Records label after a long tenure with Island Records, would be “Inside Story”. It was also her first album working with Nile Rodgers and the album would spawn the singles “I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect for You)”, “Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician”, “Crush”, and “Party Girl”.

“Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician” was the third single from album, co-produced by Jones and Nile Rodgers. It was destined for European market, and was released simultaneously with “Crush”, which promoted Inside Story in North America. As the song title suggests, it saw Jones exploring new musical territories and the spoken opening line even refers to one of the late and greats of jazz: “I went to a concert, to see Nina Simone”. The horns on the track were played by Lenny Pickett, Stan Harrison, Steve Elson, and Mac Gollehon under the collective name The Borneo Horns.

The 12″ single featured remixes of “Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician” as well as “I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect for You)” by Ben Liebrand, all of which remain unreleased on CD.

Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician (The JAZZclubmillionminutemix)     6:58

I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect for You) (The C + V.I. Minimix)                       6:49

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