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Barbara Jones (singer)

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Birth name  Barbara Nation
Name  Barbara Jones
Genres  Reggae, Gospel music
Years active  1971–2014
Role  Singer
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Died  December 19, 2014, Kingston, Jamaica
Albums  Sad Movies, You're Always On My Mind, Blue Side Of Lonesome
People also search for  Barker B, Trinity, Peter Tosh
Record labels  Trojan Records, VP Records

Barbara Nation (c. 1952 – 19 December 2014), better known as Barbara Jones, was a Jamaican singer who had a UK hit single in 1981 with "Just When I Needed You Most".



Born in Kingston and raised in Manchester, Jamaica, she began her career in 1971 with the single "Sad Movies". She had her greatest success in January 1981 with "Just When I Needed You Most", which reached number 31 on the UK Singles Chart.

She toured as backing singer with Jimmy Cliff in the late 1970s and early 1980s; In 1991, she became a devout Christian and gave up secular music to concentrate on gospel music.

After becoming ill in London, she was diagnosed with leukaemia in February 2014. She returned to reggae with performances in Brazil with Lloyd Parks. Her health deteriorated and she died in Kingston's University Hospital of the West Indies on 19 December 2014, from pneumonia contracted during chemotherapy treatments. She was 62 years old.

Jones was once described as "the Billie Holliday of reggae music".


  • Don't Stop Loving Me (1979), GG's
  • My Love: Just When I Needed You Most (1980), Rhino
  • Sings Hit Songs In Reggae Style (1983), Top Rank
  • You're Always On My Mind (1984), Dynamic
  • 10 Million Sellers In Reggae (1985), Top Rank
  • Need to Belong (1985), EAD
  • Will It Last Forever, Hit
  • For Your Ears Only (1994), Jamaican Gold
  • The Two of Us, Park Height - Phillip James feat. Barbara Jones
  • Jesus Is Calling (2000), VP
  • Thank You Lord for Your Blessing (2005), Silver Lining
  • So Much to Thank Him For (2005), Silver Lining
  • Use Me Lord (2011), Nylahs Gospel Music
  • Compilations
  • Best of Barbara Jones (1976), Trojan
  • Sad Movies (1997), Charly
  • Just When I Needed You Most: The Best of Barbara Jones (2004), Trojan
  • Blue Side of Lonesome (2007), Jet Star/Zone Entertainment
  • Songs

    Slim Boy
    Walk Through This World
    Come and Get Some
    Just When I Needed You Most
    Need To Belong
    Changing Partners
    A Boy Name Tom
    I Will Never Marry
    I Can't Help It Darling
    How Much Is That Doggie In The Window - Original
    Hold What You've Got - Original
    Sad Movies
    Till The Storm
    Leaning On Jesus
    Love Filled Me
    Dont Stop Loving Me - Original
    The Kiss - Original
    This Love Makes Me Happy - Original
    Watching You Grow
    The Sweeter He Grows
    Single Girl
    When I Needed You Most
    Don't Stay Away
    If I Had My Way - Original
    Sad Movies - Original
    Why Birds Fly - Original
    You and I - Original
    All I Have To Do Is Dream - Original
    Come and Get Some - Original
    Release Me - Original
    Just When I Needed You Most - Original
    Youre My Soul and Inspiration - Original


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