Keyboardist wrote songs for Spike Lee
Chaka Khan, and he wrote Jeffrey Osborne’s 1983 hit “Stay With Me Tonight.” Jones’ forays into movies came via a relationship with Lee, who enlisted him as a songwriter and producer for four of his films — “School Daze,” “Get on the Bus,” “Clockers” and “Do the Right Thing.” “Do the Right Thing” boasted three of Jones’ compositions on the soundtrack, which, thanks to Public Enemy single “Fight the Power,” became an iconic document of the era’s urban music landscape. Jones also served as musical director for Fox’s “The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show” in 1997.
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