Brooklyn Boro President candidate and Brownsville Democratic District Leader Anthony T. Jones, besides his considerable talent in the political arena, is also an exceptional singer, who has put out several well-produced soul music cover remakes and accompanying videos.
In the following video, Jones Covers Jackie Wilson’s Work Out in several Brooklyn locations.
“First of all I was inspired by a gentleman named Mike Yung who used to sing in the train stations. I’ve known him since I was a kid. He has several million views on Facebook and is one of my inspirations,” said Jones, adding that he’s known Royal Bayyan, formerly of the R&B/Funk band Kool and the Gang and who has recording credits on the recording tracks of numerous artists including Freddie Jackson, Gloria Gaynor and Tupac Shakur for a long time and who always thought he had a good voice and encouraged him to sing.
Jones, who was born and raised in Brownsville is the great-grandson of an interracial couple from Pennsylvania, who came to Brooklyn and originally settled in Weeksville a historic neighborhood settle by free African-Americans in pre-Civil War America. His great-Grandmother was a French Jew.
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