Author Reynaud D. Jones’s new book “The Long Journey to Glory” is a memoir of his connection to the Jackson family and the true story of their rise to fame and fortune

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Recent release “The Long Journey to Glory: My Side of the Jacksons’ Story” from Page Publishing author Reynaud D. Jones is a personal account of how an enterprising African American youth taught himself to play the guitar, organize singing groups, show bands, and promote talent. It is the story of his constant struggle and personal desire to break free of cultural chains and find his rightful place in history amid his need with the constant fear of betraying his spiritual ethos.

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Reynaud D. Jones is a married father, grandfather, and musician with a forty-year career in the fields of community corrections, social services, and the criminal justice system he served as program manager for the Lake County Community Corrections and coordinator of the community transition program in Crown Point, Indiana. He has published his new book “The Long Journey to Glory: My Side of the Jacksons’ Story”: an illuminating account centered on one of the most famous families in music history.

“The Long Journey to Glory My Side of the Jacksons’ Story” seeks to finally set the record straight as to who discovered Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. The book describes the truth about the real beginning of the Jackson singing group and Michael and their climb to fame. It will include the story of the Jacksons, from the family’s very meager beginning in Gary, Indiana, like it has never before been told. We learn more about Joe, the father, and also the neighborhood he chose to live in. There are details surrounding the neighborhood, the little community’s Little League baseball teams, the long days of practicing their music in the basement of a neighbor’s home, the deceptive maneuvers used by Tito Jackson to develop his guitar-playing skills, and finally, the events surrounding the talent show at Gary’s Roosevelt High School that introduced the Jacksons. The story is told by the original unknown member and leader of the group.

The Jacksons continue to perform to this day. Although refined by experience and technology, the act has not essentially changed from its inception. In the early days, no one except their families knew about their rehearsals. They couldn’t practice together at Joe’s house, but they did practice at Reynaud’s house. Since they were using his basement and he was the oldest, he automatically made himself the leader. They decided they would surprise Joe with their progress. Before then, the Jackson family wasn’t charismatic to the neighbors. The neighborhood was booming with children, and the majority of them laughed teasingly at the Jacksons. There were nine Jackson children at the time living in a two-bedroom basement-less house with their parents.

Published by Page Publishing, Reynaud D. Jones’s engrossing book is a must-read for avid music history, Jackson 5, and Michael Jackson fans.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Long Journey to Glory: My Side of the Jacksons’ Story” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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