Johnny Ray Jones is back with the follow-up to Feet Back In The Door. The new highly anticipated second album Way Down South, an all-out celebration of Blues, Roots and Americana Soul, is the next chapter in the unfolding story of the Godson of Soul, Johnny Ray Jones, vocalist and songwriter from Los Angeles.

On this album, Johnny Ray brings back the top flight talent that made the first album so successful. Drummer Tony Braunagel (Phantom Blues Band, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Eric Burdon) and guitarist Johnny Lee Schell (Phantom Blues Band, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal) return to contribute their production magic and stellar musicianship. Featured are Mike Finnigan on Piano (Bonnie Raitt, Phantom Blue Band, Joe Cocker, Etta James), James "Hutch" Hutchinson on Bass (Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Joe Cocker), Joe Sublett on Tenor Sax (Phantom Blues Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt), Mark Pender on Trumpet (Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny) and Ritchie "La Bamba" Rosenberg on Trombone (Bruce Springsteen, South-side Johnny). Legendary guitarist Coco Montoya steps in once again with another searing spot, this time on the Johnny Ray Jones original "L.A. Fog."

Johnny Ray's gravel-and-silk voice and the work of this stellar band put this album on the top shelf. With Way Down South, the Godson Of Soul Johnny Ray Jones & company are ready to celebrate these Americana Roots, Soul & Contemporary Blues.

MUSICIANS:

  • Johnny Ray Jones vocals on all songs
  • Johnny Lee Schell guitars on all songs, background vocals on 3,8, percussion on 10
  • Tony Braunagel drums on all songs, percussion on 1,2,4,6,7
  • Mike Finnigan organ on all songs, piano on all songs except 2, background vocals on 1,6,7,10
  • James "Hutch" Hutchinson bass on all songs
  • Joe Sublett tenor sax on all songs except 5,9
  • Darrell Leonard trumpet on all songs except 3,5,8,9
  • Lenny Castro percussion on 3,5,8,9
  • Jimmy Powers harmonica on 5
  • Marty Grebb piano, baritone sax on 2
  • Coco Montoya lead guitar on 2
  • Lee Thornburg trumpet and flugelhorn on 9
  • Paulie Serra tenor sax on 9
  • Julie Delgado, Nita Whitaker background vocals on 2
  • Teresa James background vocals on 1,6,7,10

WAY DOWN SOUTH - JOHNNY RAY JONES

Johnny Ray Jones is back with the follow-up to Feet Back In The Door. The new highly anticipated second album Way Down South, an all-out celebration of Blues, Roots and Americana Soul, is the next chapter in the unfolding story of the Godson of Soul, Johnny Ray Jones, vocalist and songwriter from Los Angeles.

On this album, Johnny Ray brings back the top flight talent that made the first album so successful. Drummer Tony Braunagel (Phantom Blues Band, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Eric Burdon) and guitarist Johnny Lee Schell (Phantom Blues Band, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal) return to contribute their production magic and stellar musicianship. Featured are Mike Finnigan on Piano (Bonnie Raitt, Phantom Blue Band, Joe Cocker, Etta James), James "Hutch" Hutchinson on Bass (Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Joe Cocker), Joe Sublett on Tenor Sax (Phantom Blues Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt), Mark Pender on Trumpet (Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny) and Ritchie "La Bamba" Rosenberg on Trombone (Bruce Springsteen, South-side Johnny). Legendary guitarist Coco Montoya steps in once again with another searing spot, this time on the Johnny Ray Jones original "L.A. Fog."

Johnny Ray's gravel-and-silk voice and the work of this stellar band put this album on the top shelf. With Way Down South, the Godson Of Soul Johnny Ray Jones & company are ready to celebrate these Americana Roots, Soul & Contemporary Blues.

MUSICIANS:

  • Johnny Ray Jones vocals on all songs
  • Johnny Lee Schell guitars on all songs, background vocals on 3,8, percussion on 10
  • Tony Braunagel drums on all songs, percussion on 1,2,4,6,7
  • Mike Finnigan organ on all songs, piano on all songs except 2, background vocals on 1,6,7,10
  • James "Hutch" Hutchinson bass on all songs
  • Joe Sublett tenor sax on all songs except 5,9
  • Darrell Leonard trumpet on all songs except 3,5,8,9
  • Lenny Castro percussion on 3,5,8,9
  • Jimmy Powers harmonica on 5
  • Marty Grebb piano, baritone sax on 2
  • Coco Montoya lead guitar on 2
  • Lee Thornburg trumpet and flugelhorn on 9
  • Paulie Serra tenor sax on 9
  • Julie Delgado, Nita Whitaker background vocals on 2
  • Teresa James background vocals on 1,6,7,10

WAY DOWN SOUTH - JOHNNY RAY JONES

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Way Down South
Artist: Johnny Jones Ray
Format: CD
New: Available $11.98
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DISC: 1

1. Feet Back in the Door
2. Hole in Your Soul
3. Come Up and See Me Sometime
4. High Cost of Loving
5. Hard Times Won
6. Love-Itis
7. I'm a Blues Man
8. A Certain Girl
9. In the Heart of the City
10. Hearts Have Turned to Stone

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Johnny Ray Jones is back with the follow-up to Feet Back In The Door. The new highly anticipated second album Way Down South, an all-out celebration of Blues, Roots and Americana Soul, is the next chapter in the unfolding story of the Godson of Soul, Johnny Ray Jones, vocalist and songwriter from Los Angeles.

On this album, Johnny Ray brings back the top flight talent that made the first album so successful. Drummer Tony Braunagel (Phantom Blues Band, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Eric Burdon) and guitarist Johnny Lee Schell (Phantom Blues Band, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal) return to contribute their production magic and stellar musicianship. Featured are Mike Finnigan on Piano (Bonnie Raitt, Phantom Blue Band, Joe Cocker, Etta James), James "Hutch" Hutchinson on Bass (Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Joe Cocker), Joe Sublett on Tenor Sax (Phantom Blues Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt), Mark Pender on Trumpet (Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny) and Ritchie "La Bamba" Rosenberg on Trombone (Bruce Springsteen, South-side Johnny). Legendary guitarist Coco Montoya steps in once again with another searing spot, this time on the Johnny Ray Jones original "L.A. Fog."

Johnny Ray's gravel-and-silk voice and the work of this stellar band put this album on the top shelf. With Way Down South, the Godson Of Soul Johnny Ray Jones & company are ready to celebrate these Americana Roots, Soul & Contemporary Blues.

MUSICIANS:

  • Johnny Ray Jones vocals on all songs
  • Johnny Lee Schell guitars on all songs, background vocals on 3,8, percussion on 10
  • Tony Braunagel drums on all songs, percussion on 1,2,4,6,7
  • Mike Finnigan organ on all songs, piano on all songs except 2, background vocals on 1,6,7,10
  • James "Hutch" Hutchinson bass on all songs
  • Joe Sublett tenor sax on all songs except 5,9
  • Darrell Leonard trumpet on all songs except 3,5,8,9
  • Lenny Castro percussion on 3,5,8,9
  • Jimmy Powers harmonica on 5
  • Marty Grebb piano, baritone sax on 2
  • Coco Montoya lead guitar on 2
  • Lee Thornburg trumpet and flugelhorn on 9
  • Paulie Serra tenor sax on 9
  • Julie Delgado, Nita Whitaker background vocals on 2
  • Teresa James background vocals on 1,6,7,10

WAY DOWN SOUTH - JOHNNY RAY JONES