Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones (1979)

Posted By: mojabe

Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones (1979)
breezy jazz rock | CBR 320 kbps | mp3 | 101 mb

My favourite in the 80's and still a favourite in 2006. 502s or 504s, whatever, I just got to share this with you all. Music that sounds like it was produced just last week, simply difficult to believe that this was recorded back in 1979!

One of the most impressive debuts for a singer/songwriter ever, this infectious mixture of styles not only features a strong collection of original songs (the hits are "Chuck E's in Love" and "Young Blood, " but "Danny's All-Star Joint" and "Coolsville" are just as good) but also a singer with a savvy, distinctive voice that can be streetwise, childlike, and sophisticated, sometimes all in the same song. -

The breezy melodies and jazz stylings of Rickie Lee Jones's debut album are usually found in the works of more mature pop artists. It's only the exuberance of Jones's often cackling voice that reminds you that a 23-year-old is at the controls. And Jones's "little girl lost" perspective, while hanging out in mid-1970s Los Angeles with neo-Beat songwriters-barroom troubadours Tom Waits and Chuck E. Weiss, makes for colorful storytelling. In fact, her tale about Weiss, "Chuck E.'s in Love," hit the Top 10. But there's a lot more elegant stuff here: "Last Chance Texaco" is a soaring ballad about automobiles and broken hearts, and the Sinatra-esque "After Hours" features a lonely Jones singing to a lamppost. - Bill Crandall

Track List:

01 - Chuck E 's In Love
02 - On Saturday Afternoons In 1963
03 - Night Train
04 - Young Blood
05 - Easy Money
06 - The Last Chance Texaco
07 - Danny's All-star Joint
08 - Coolsville
09 - Weasel And The White Boys Cool
10 - Company
11 - After Hours
+ Cover

It took me a while to hunt down this cd version of my favourite long gone vinyl. I hope you'll enjoy listening to Rickie's best like I do!