Sounds For Sunday: JJ Barnes

by Simon

JJ Barnes was from Detroit, and released some cracking tunes. At one point he was signed to Motown, but because he sounded a lot like Marvin Gaye they didn’t know what to do with him. And yes there similarities to Marvin vocally. But there are, as I said, cracking tunes, including an incredible version of Daytripper that in my opinion outdoes Otis’ version by a mile. Listen and enjoy.

(Check out last week’s Sunday sounds for a couple more tracks by Mr Barnes too..)

JJ Barnes – Forgive Me
JJ Barnes – Our Love Is In The Pocket
JJ Barnes – Snowflake
JJ Barnes – Call On Me Baby
JJ Barnes – Welcome Back Now That I’ve Got You Back
JJ Barnes – I Need A Change
JJ Barnes – Sweet Sherry
JJ Barnes – Time Is Love
JJ Barnes – No Ifs, Ands Or Buts
JJ Barnes – Daytripper