22 January 2023
68-year-old iconoclastic songstress RICKIE LEE JONES was once
labeled The Duchess Of Coolsville by Time Magazine (in the late 70s).
The musician who fused jazz with pop/R&B/folk/ and soul with style,
verve and bravoure.
And she will return to her love for jazz again with a new album,
named PIECES OF TREASURES. The record will feature 10 jazz
classics from the Great American Songbook.
01 “Just In Time” (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
02 “There Will Never Be Another You” (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
03 “Nature Boy” (Eden Ahbez)
04 “One for My Baby” (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
05 “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
06 “All the Way” (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
07 “Here’s That Rainy Day” (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
08 “September Song” (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
09 “On the Sunny Side Of The Street” (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
10 “It’s All In The Game” (Charles G. Dawes, Carl Sigman)
RLJ: “This album is as much about being human, the view of surviving,
which means aging, and loving relentlessly, as it is about anything. We
love ’til the day we die, love our lives, our families, and finally ourselves.”
The album arrives on 28 April. Pre-order info here.
The first taster is the opening track Just In Time.
Sensual and sultry.
RLJ: Facebook – Instagram – Bio – Discography
5 July 2021
Book: Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles Of An American Troubadour
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Released: 13 April 2021 – 384 pages
Order info: here
Content: Last Chance Texaco is the first-ever no-holds-barred account of the life of two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones in her own words. It is a tale of desperate chances and impossible triumphs, an adventure story of a girl who beat the odds and grew up to become one of the most legendary artists of her time, turning adversity and hopelessness into timeless music.
With candor and lyricism, the “Duchess of Coolsville” (Time) takes us on a singular
journey through her nomadic childhood, to her years as a teenage runaway, through her legendary love affair with Tom Waits, and ultimately her longevity as the hardest working woman in rock and roll.
In this electrifying and intimate memoir by one of the most remarkable, trailblazing, and tenacious women in music are never-before-told stories of the girl in the raspberry beret, a singer-songwriter whose music defied categorization and inspired American pop culture for decades.
An audio excerpt read by Rickie Lee Jones herself…
RICKIE LEE JONES: Website
Great album covers from the past…
‘Pirates’ by RICKIE LEE JONES
Released: 15 July 1981 – Second LP
RICKIE LEE JONES: Facebook