Gloria Jones

Look What You Started
Come Go With Me
Finders Keepers
Heartbeat
Tainted Love – Minit 1968 – 70

Gloria Jones

(Original was blue and in the UK on ..?)

Gloria originally performed as a member of the Blossoms, she went solo and released two great soul tracks ‘Tainted Love’ and ‘Heartbeat’. She moved to England and was the girlfriend of Marc Bolan and appeared on his TV show and joined his group T Rex. He was killed in a car crash in 1977 with Gloria behind the wheel and Gloria later returned to the USA.

Her ‘Tainted Love’ (1966) became a smash hit in the UK for another Marc dressed in black; Mark Almond of Soft Cell, and later by Marilyn Manson. but the less said about such versions the better!

After the closure of the Blue Noteand then the Wheel, the Wigan Casino opened and became the soul Mecca. Gloria Jones’ TAINTED LOVE was a very early sound in Wigan at the ‘new all-nighter.

 A great recording supposedly found by the Casino DJ’s but it was Dave Lomas who played it first at the Blue Note. We never heard it played anywhere else, not even at the Wheel. Dave also had a copy of ‘Heartbeat’ which was much, much more popular  than Tainted Love at that time.

Biographie Gloria Jones

Gloria was born on the 12 September 1938, in Long View, Texas. She was also a songwriter and co-wrote Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross’ 1974 hit duet, ‘My Mistake.’

 
Song Lyrics – Tainted Love

Sometimes I feel I’ve got to
Run away, I’ve got to
Get away
From the pain
You drive into the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I’ve lost my light
And I toss and turn
I can’t sleep at night

Once I ran to you
Now I run from you
This tainted love you give me
I gave you all a boy could give you
Take my tears
And that’s not really
Ooh, tainted love
Tainted love

Now I know I’ve got to
Run away, I’ve got to
Get away
You don’t really want
Anymore from me
To make things right
You need someone
To hold you tight
And you think love is a game
But I’m sorry I don’t play that way

Once I ran to you
Now I run from you
This tainted love you give me
I gave you all a boy could give you
Take my tears
And that’s not really
Ooh, tainted love
Tainted love
Tainted love
Tainted love

Tainted love
Tainted love
Don’t touch me, please
I cannot stand the way you tease
I love you though you hurt me so
Now I’ve gotta pack my things and go
Tainted love
Tainted love
Tainted love
Tainted love


YouTube

Gloria Jones – Tainted Love, YouTube

Weblinks

Gloria Jones – answers.com

Mystery of Marc’s Millions – Gloria got none

Gloria Jones – cover versions

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