Born Samantha Owens in Liverpool, Jones began her recording career in The Vernon Girls, a female singing group affiliated with the Vernon Football Pools company; they created a popular Beatles tribute album in 1964 with producer Charles Blackwell, who launched Jones’ solo career that same year. Blackwell producer a debut solo LP for Ascot in 1968; two years later, Larry Page released sophomore set A Girl Named Sam, with Austrian wunderkind Mark Wirtz casting her in the broad realm of pop, though most of the songs describe romantic failures. The album thus has a tongue-in-cheek cover of Burt Bacharach’s I’ll Never Fall In Love Again and credible renditions of Aretha’s You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman and Jackie DeShannon’s Put A Little Love In Your Heart. Limited green vinyl 180 Gram press with one bonus track for RSD 2020.