Oran Juice Jones was
born in Houston, Texas, but raised in Harlem (New York).
Jones graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1981,
ultimately becoming the second black Brigade Commander
in all of Naval Academy history. He also served in
the US Marine Corps until 1986. Jones was actually
a soul singer, hidden in the wrapper of a gangster.
After landing a record
deal in the mid 1980's, Jones released his debut album,
Juice, in 1986. Some of you may remember
the song "The Rain" from this album, which peaked at no.
9 on the Billboard Hot 100. His follow up release,
G.T.O. (Gangsters Taking Over), (1987), was not
as successful, but still featured the songs "Rock the
Night Away" and the duet with Alyson Williams called
"How to Love Again". His final release of the
To Be Immortal
After his 1989
release, Jones left he industry to focus on his family.
He would not release new material again until 1997,
instead working with others on their albums, including
his own son and daughter. The Oran Juice Jones
Discography is as follows:1986: Juice
1987: GTO: Gangsters Takin' Over
1989: To Be Immortal
1997: Player's Call
[starts] I saw you (and him) walking in the
rain, You were holding hands and I'll never be
the same, Tossing and turning another sleepless
The rain crashes against my window pane, Jumped
into my car didn't drive too far, That moment I
knew I would never be the same [etc]