Jones recorded 8 albums in a Soul-Jazz vein for
Prestige in the period from 1968 to 1973, but his
most furious, frenetic, funky and in-demand record
has to be "Sweetback," recorded in Upper Darby, PA
in 1975, and originally released on the Joka label.
Ivan Joseph Jones, also known as "Boogaloo Joe",
(born 1 November 1940) made his solo soul jazz
debut as "Joe Jones" on Prestige Records in 1967,
but earned the name "Boogaloo Joe" following a
1969 record of that title. The nickname was meant to
distinguish him from the other people with similar
names in the music business, such as R&B singer
Joe Jones, jazz drummers "Papa Jo" Jones and
Philly Joe Jones, etc. Later, he'd turn to billing
himself as Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones.
While his sound and style clearly derived from the
blues, it was a solid understanding of rock and soul
that Jones brought to his style of jazz and set him
apart from the crowd.