Monday, April 25, 2016

Death of Billy Paul singer, performer of “Me and Mrs. Jones” – The Point

Mrs. Jones must now feel quite alone. American singer Billy Paul, star of the Philadelphia soul scene who shot to fame in 1972 with the hit “Me and Mrs. Jones, “died Sunday at the age of 81.

” It is with a heavy heart that we regret to announce that Billy died at his home today after a serious disease, “said a statement posted on the website of the singer. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer for several years. Paul Williams Born in Philadelphia, he found himself at a young age plunged into the soul music of the universe in this city of the eastern United States. He participated in his youth sessions with legends like Charlie Parker and Nina Simone.

With his beard and thick glasses, Billy Paul had won success by signing with Philadelphia International Records label and its producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. His famous song “Me and Mrs. Jones “brought him a brief international recognition in 1972. Billy Paul has been number one in the US sales for three weeks upon its release and the title was awarded a Grammy in 1973. He contributed to the development of rhythm and modern.

following a decision that would be commercially disastrous, Billy Paul is not chained with another song like that, but with “Am I Black Enough for You? “(” Did I black enough for you? “), Funky song containing allusions to the Black Power movement. “This song is ahead of his time,” said the artist years later, in 2009. “Now it is very, very popular. She caught up with the time – now we have a black president, “he added, referring to Barack Obama

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