Who Sang The Crossing (Ooh the Action...)? Grace Jones

Grace Jones Slave to the Rhythm cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Electronic Funk / Soul Pop
Style: House/Deep House/Synth-pop/Garage House
length: 4:52
Paul Morley: "What did you want to be when you were seventeen?"
Grace Jones: "Not bored."
Paul Morley: "And what was the first thing you did to alter that situation of being bored?"
Grace Jones: "I floated on a cloud."
Paul Morley: "Like we all do I suppose?"
Grace Jones: "Not all of us."
Paul Morley: "And then what happened?"
Grace Jones: "The lucky ones."
Paul Morley: "And then what happened? You fell off the cloud?"
Grace Jones: "I don't think I ever came down from that cloud. It was wonderful."

Oh the action

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Miss Grace Jones

Jean-Paul Goude: "There was nothing that indicated that Grace could be a star except her deep conviction."

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Miss Grace Jones

Grace Jones: "I think that too much vanity in a man irritates me, and in a woman, oh God..."

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Miss Grace Jones

Paul Morley: "What things make you blush?"
Grace Jones: "Being adored and worshipped, one of the things that makes me blush."

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Miss Grace Jones

Jean-Paul Goude: "Grace really has this thing in the back of her head. She really lets herself carry and when it feels good she just fits into things. She doesn't a___yze too much."

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Miss Grace Jones

"I first met Grace at the Russian Tea Room in New York. That was about 1978. She was like the disco queen of that period."

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Miss Grace Jones

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Jones the Rhythm
  • 2 The Fashion Show
  • 3 Operattack
  • 4 Slave to the Rhythm
  • 5 The Frog & the Princess
  • 6 The Crossing (Ooh the Action...)
  • 7 Don't Cry - It's Only the Rhythm
  • 8 Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones