Radio Mans fave with Oran “Juice” Jones


The Rain

Oran “Juice” Jones (born March 28, 1957)[1][2] is an American retired R&B singer.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in HoustonTexas, and raised in HarlemNew York CityNew York.[3][2]

He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1981.[citation needed]


Military career[edit]

Jones served as a sniper officer in the Marine Corps before becoming a musician.[4]

Music career[edit]

Jones was the first musician signed to OBR Records, a subsidiary of Def Jam (which is now part of Universal Music Group).[5][3]

His song “The Rain” became a hit in 1986, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.[6] It ranks him on VH1‘s top 100 One Hit Wonders of the ’80s.[7] He followed it with “How to Love Again,” a duet with labelmate Alyson Williams.[3] Jones received a Grammy nomination for “The Rain”, with Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male.[8]

Jones released two more albums, but these did not achieve significant success. He collaborated twice with pornographic actress and singer Midori. In 1997 they record a duet of “Let’s Stay Together” for his album Player’s Call[9] and Jones appeared on Midori’s single “5,10,15,20” on the Porn to Rock compilation album released in 1999.[10]


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