SINGLES JANIE JONES & THE LASH House of the ju-ju queen / Sex machine sp 1983 Big Beat wavProduced by Joe Strummer.
Janie Jones : vocals / Joe Strummer : guitar / Mick Jones : guitar / Paul Simonon : bass / Mel Collins : saxophone /Charley Charles : drums / Mickey Gallagher : keyboards.
In December 1982, Janie Jones herself, backed by members of the Clash and the Blockheads and credited as Janie Jones & the Lash, recorded a 7" single, "House of the Ju-Ju Queen", which was written and produced by Joe Strummer and released on Big Beat in 1983. Strummer as well as Mick Jones also played guitar on the record, together with Paul Simonon on bass, Mickey Gallagher on keyboards, Mel Collins on saxophone, and Charley Charles on drums. The B-side of the single was a cover of James Brown's "Sex Machine".
"Janie Jones" is also a song by the Clash on their eponymous debut album . The subject of the song, Janie Jones, was a famous madam in London during the 1970s and had been a pop singer during the 1960s.Legendary film maker, Martin Scorsese, well known as an ardent fan of The Clash, claimed in the book "Scorsese on Scorsese", that he considers "Janie Jones" to be the greatest British rock and roll song.