Williams' Blood

Album: Hurricane (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • On both this autobiographical song and the touching reminiscence, "I'm Crying (Mother's Tears)," Jones speaks directly of her family. In this song the free-spirited singer talks of her how she takes after her mother (Williams is her mother's maiden name), rather than her strict, religious father, the Reverend Robert Jones.
  • This song explains that Jones' musical genes come from her mother's side. Her mom (born Marjorie Williams) has a lovely voice and her grandfather from her mother's side was a musician who played with Nat King Cole. Marjorie can be heard singing the hymn "Amazing Grace" towards the end of this song. She also did backing vocals on Jones 1982 single, "My Jamaican Guy," but couldn't be acknowledged, for fear of upsetting the church elders.
  • This was written by Grace Jones, together with duo Wendy and Lisa, who are best known for their collaborations with Prince in the 1980s.

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