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Joe Jones (VIII) (1926–2005)

New Orleans-born and -bred Joe Jones studied music at New York's prestigious Juilliard School of Music, paid for by the GI Bill after his stint in the US Navy during World War II. Returning to New Orleans, he got his foot in the music scene as a personal assistant and "gofer" for blues legend B.B. King, and eventually became King's arranger and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Rain Man
Rain Man Soundtrack
(1988)
Mission: Impossible II
(2000)
Andre
Andre Soundtrack
(1994)
K-9
K-9 Soundtrack
(1989)

Filmography

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 2000 Mission: Impossible II ("IKO-IKO")
 1994 Andre (performer: "You Talk Too Much") / (writer: "You Talk Too Much")
 1989 K-9 (writer: "IKO IKO" - as Jones)
 1988 Rain Man (writer: "Iko Iko" (1965))
 1988 Satisfaction (writer: "Iko, Iko")
 1986 The Big Easy (writer: "IKO IKO")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.54 (1965) ... (writer: "A-B-C Song")
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 1960 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #4.69 (1960) ... Himself
- Episode #4.26 (1960) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "You Talk Too Much" (Ric Records / Roulette Records). NOTE: (1) Reached #3 on the Billboard pop charts. (2) Originally recorded in 1957 for Roulette Records, which never released it. Jones re-recorded it in 1961 for a small New Orleans label, Ric Records, and it became a hit. Roulette then took legal action to have Ric's ... See more »

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Former personal assistant, arranger and pianist for B.B. King.

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