Heaven Scent / Henderson & Jones
‘I’m gonna get ya’ / ‘I’m gonna getcha’
Label: Epsilon Record Co
Release Date: End of March 2021
Henderson & Jones story by Alfonso JonesIn 1980 while serving in the military at McGuire AFB New Jersey, Ken and I met at the NCO Club and I sang a song that was chosen off of the juke box by Heatwave for him. He told me that he had songs that he had written and asked if I would be interested in working on them with him. That was the beginning of our musical venture.
We went to 8 track studios to get a basic structure of his music. The vocals that had been recorded were replaced by my vocals. We became friends a show together for exposure.
We took our songs to Arista Records in New York and after a month of not hearing from them we retrieved our tape.We met with Landy McNeal, a producer in New York listened to our songs and said that there was no hook line.We went to Philadelphia to see another producer name Norman Harris. He liked what he heard but suggested that we should go to California because it would be a better area to launch our music Kenny got an assignment to Norton AFB in San Bernardino California and he sent for me on a 3 day bus ride.
Ken had hand picked musicians out of Los Angeles to record the songs and we went to the studio in L.A for me to meet them and start laying tracks.We had a guy named J.B. Bell who wanted to help produce and promote us.After getting the record pressed we obtained a Masonic Hall for a weekend to perform the songs.
After that we went to KGFJ in L.A to talk with the Program Director named George Moore. He listened but nothing came out of it.