Henry Stone Music

J. P. Robinson Classic R&B from the 1960s



1. You Got Your Thing On A String
2. Keep On Holding On
3. Please Accept My Call
4. Doggone It
5. What Can I Tell Her
6. Love Is Not A Stranger
7. Say It
8. Only Be True To Me
9. I’ve Got A Long Way To Go
10. You Can Be A Lady
11. Hot Love

After years of making 45 singles, this album represents the first full-length release for J. P. Robinson. He started recording for Henry Stone on the Alston label in the late 60s. J.P. “Pooleroo” Robinson, out of West Palm Beach, was discovered by Joe Fisher, a well-known radio disc jockey from WRBD in Ft. Lauderdale. Robinson was introduced to Henry Stone, who gave the okay for Clarence Reid and Willie Clarke to write and produce his songs, which they did with a flamboyant, energetic sound.

According to Willie Clarke, “J. P. seemed to go berserk at the microphone. He was so caught up in the feel of his songs, at times we thought we would have to hit him with a bat to calm him down. He was electric!” When he was going to do a recording session, people would try to get in on it to watch him work. His sessions were like watching a show.

Willie got the idea to write “Hot Love”, in which you can easily hear Robinson’s energy in the lyrics. Robinson was an instant sensation with the release of the hit 45 single, “I Got My Thing On A String.”