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My Love Came Tumbling Down / Won't You Let Me Know - Kable 437 /
Rich 1737 * 1960
Just One More Time / Hey Child I Love You - Mickays 3004 / Scepter 1266 * 1963
These Chains Of Love / Color Green - Mickays 3114 * 1963
Teenage Queen / Someone - Mickays 351 * 1963
So Far Away / Love Requires Understanding - Mickays 353 * 1964
Poor Unfortunate Me / She Ain't Ready - Ring R-101 * 1964
Please Let Me In / I Think I Found A Love - Ric Tic 106 * 1965
Real Humdinger / I Ain't Gonna Do It - Ric Tic 110 * 1966
Day Tripper / Don't Bring Me Bad News - Ric Tic 115 * 1966
Say It / Deeper In Love - Ric Tic 117 * 1966
Baby Please Come Back Home / Chains Of Love - Groovesville 1006 * 1967
Now That I Got You Back / Forgive Me - Groovesville 1008 * 1967
Easy Living / I've Lost You - Groove City 206 (with The Holidays) * 1967
Now She's Gone / Hold On To It - Revilot 216 * 1968
Sad Days A Coming / I'll Keep Coming Back - Revilot 218 * 1968
Our Love Is In The Pocket / All The Goodies Are Gone (inst.) - Revilot 222 * 1969
So Called Friends / Now She's Gone (inst. - The Lebaron Strings) - Revilot 225 * 1969
Evidence / I'll Keep Coming Back - Buddah 120 * 1969
Snowflakes / Got To Get Rid Of You - Volt 4027 * 1969
Soul Emotions / Wouldn't It Be A Pleasure - Leo (shown As Jay Rhythm) * 1970
To An Early Grave / Cloudy Days - Magic Touch 1000 * 1970
You're Just A Living Doll / I Make Believe I'm Touching You - Perception P546 * 1973
My Baby - You're Still My Baby - Invasion 1001 (early 70's)
To An Early Grave (vocal) / To An Early Grave (instrumental) - Contempo (UK) 2009 (re-release)
Sweet Sherry / Chains Of Love - Contempo (UK) 2048 (re-release)
Baby Please Come Back Home / Cloudy Days - Contempo (UK) 2063 (re-release)
Errol Flyn / She's Mine - Contempo (UK) 2105 (late 70's)
Sara Smile / Let Me Feel The Funk - Contempo (UK) 2111 (late 70's)
How Long / I'm The One Who Loves You - Contempo (UK) 2123 (late 70's)
Errol Flyn / (Love Cooking - The Duparrs) - Contempo (UK) CX16 12 inch (early 80's)
I Think I've Got A Good Chance Pt. 1 /pt. 2 - Organic 1
Competition Ain't Nothing - Inferno (UK) * 1984
Guess I'll Try Again / Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Inferno (UK) * 1985
Shades of Soul Issue 4, 1985. There was a very detailed J J Barnes article on Shades of Soul vol. 3 and vol. 4 (two parts). Sadly I haven't got vol. 3, but the full discography was on volume 4. I think the article & discog. is by Shades editor Derek Pearson.
Real Nice by Johnny Barnes, and James Barnes records on the Golden Hit label have been rumored to be JJ Barnes recordings, but they are not.
The Rare Stamps - J J Barnes & Steve Mancha LP on Volt, and its CD reissue (see review page ) contain some of J J's greatest recordings.
There was a UK LP on Contempo, Groovesville Masters containing three of the above Groovesville tracks, the two Magic Touch tracks, and five other tracks of unknown origin: Your love is gone, Tine has come, Welcome to the club, I need a change, and Help me.
J J Barnes's has three other LP's: The1973 Born Again on Perception - early 70's stuff, good but not brilliant, Sara Smile on UK Contempo, late 70's, and a 1991 album on UK Motor City - Try It One More Time, produced by Northern Soul celebrity Ian Levine.
J J Barnes had three Billboard R&B chart hits: Real Humdinger peaked at 18, Baby Please Come Back Home at 9, and Now That I Got You Back at 44. These chart positions are taken from Joel Whitburn's Top R&B Singles - see Record Research Homepage
Goldmine (UK) have issued a J. J. Barnes double CD in 1998, which includes mainly (but not just) Groovesville / Revilot stuff, with some unreleased tracks. Check out its review on the Soul of the Net's reviews page .
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