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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:03 PM

DU Album of the Day: "Rickie Lee Jones" Rickie Lee Jones

She's not from L.A., but she sure sounds like she should be. In 1979, it was impossible to listen to a radio without hearing "Chuck E.'s In Love" off the first album by a supernova talent named Rickie Lee Jones. "Last Chance Texaco" and "Chuck E." were Grammy nominees from the album, but "Chuck E." was the song everyone heard from the Best New Artist Grammy winner. But if you stop there, as impressive as those songs were, you will miss a gold mine of others.

1. Chuck E's In Love
2. On Saturday Afternoons In 1963
3. Night Train
4. Young Blood
5. Easy Money
6. The Last Chance Texaco
7. Danny's All-Star Joint
8. Coolsville
9. Weasel And The White Boys Cool
10. Company
11. After Hours

If you haven't listened to this album in a while, now's a great time to get reacquainted with a vibrant, fluid voice of nuance, subtlety and unsuspected reservoirs of power.

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gratuitous Jan 2012 OP
Tikki Jan 2012 #1
hunter Jan 2012 #2
peacefreak Jan 2012 #3
hunter Jan 2012 #4
MiddleFingerMom Jan 2012 #5

Response to gratuitous (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:20 PM

1. Rickie Lee Jones lived up the road aways from us back...

in the day. She may still be in Ojai? Anyways, I was on a different
musical path but, because she was a local, I listened to her work and liked it.
Still do. Great choice.


Tikki

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Response to gratuitous (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:23 PM

2. I once went to a concert of hers where she was really, really, really fucked up.

I'm glad she survived.

Many in the music business haven't.

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Response to hunter (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:50 PM

3. I saw her this past summer.

One of the best concerts I've seen in a long time. Real glad I didn't see her at the one you went to!

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Response to peacefreak (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:10 PM

4. It was a long time ago.

I was just noting it 'cause the star machine still grinds people up and I'm happy she came out the other end.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:16 PM

5. My absolute favorite of hers -- with "Chuck E's in Love" in last place.

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Followed closely by a little-known EP called "Girl at her Volcano" -- the
BEST version of "My Funny Valentine" that I've ever heard. I'm at the
library without headphones -- I hope this is it.
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She and Tom Waits used to be an item. What impressed me even more
than her voice and style was this: Tom Waits... fucking TOM WAITS
said he had to split up with her because she was going to drink him to
death.
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Wow. Just wow!!!
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