Glenn Jones is an R&B/soul singer from America; he was born 1962 at Jacksonville, Florida. He started his career as a gospel singer and has since, managed a successful move into the R&B field. He got his start in R&B in 1980 when Norman Connors featured Jones on a track on his album, Take It ToThe Limit. The song was "Melancholy Fire".
Over his twenty-plus years of recording, Glenn Jones has rarely been included in the short list of important Soul vocalists. While that may be attributable to a perceived lack of distinctiveness and consistency in the material he's covered over his career, he and his catalog of material have generally been underrated, and it is only in the latter stages of his career that he has begun to receive proper credit as a fine Soul singer.
While a review of Jones' chart history from 1983-1994 shows an impressive string of hits, there was never a signature Glenn Jones style, as the quality and style of his albums appeared to be unusually dependent on the producer with whom he was working. Consequently, while a fine singer, Jones was often not seen as particularly distinctive, and his career developed more as a string of unrelated songs than as a cohesive whole. And far from reaching the monster commercial peaks of vocalists such as Luther Vandross or Lionel Richie, Jones remained to the public consciousness at a level below even the next grouping of Soul singers, such as Jeffrey Osborne and Peabo Bryson (each of whom personally crafted a strong, distinctive style that made their material both consistent and identifiable).
First and foremost, the song selection on Timeless is nearly perfect. Rather than relying on overrecorded Motown and Philly classics, Jones has largely mined underappreciated songs of a more recent vintage, and the result is both less contrived and more enjoyable. Such inspired selections as Peabo Bryson's "Reaching For the Sky," Toni Braxton's "Another Sad Love Song" and Tony Toni Tone's "Anniversary" are given fresh readings here, and all sound great. But the best moment of all is on the fantastic cover of Rene and Angela's "My First Love," with Jones dueting with wife Genobia Jeter Jones.