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Rickie Lee Jones


Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist, musician, songwriter, and producer from the United States. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. Rickie Lee Jones is a singer songwriter whose style leans on jazz and pop/R&B timing and personification.

Jones settled in LA at the age of nineteen, doing the classic waiting tables stuff until she landed a recording contract with Warners. Her self-titled debut album in 1979 was a big success, as was the single, Chuck E.'s in Love, about her musician friend Chuck E. Weiss. At the 1980 Grammy Awards, she won a Grammy for Best New Artist, and also received four more nominations: for Record of the Year; Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female; Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female; and Song of the Year (for "Chuck E.'s in Love"). While none of her subsequent recordings achieved the same level of commercial success, Jones has continued releasing critically acclaimed albums that have explored a variety of sonic terrain from jazz standards to trip hop influenced works.

Jones' pursuit of jazz standards led to the recording of "The Moon Is Made of Gold" and "Autumn Leaves" for Rob Wasserman's album Duets in 1985. The latter track earned her another Grammy nomination. And in 1990, her duet with Dr. John, a cover of "Makin' Whoopee", earned the artist her second Grammy Award, this time in the category of Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group.

At the time of recording her debut album, Jones was in a romantic relationship with Tom Waits; she is the girl draped over the car on the cover of his 1978 album Blue Valentine.

Early in her career, Jones was known for her drinking and substance abuse. She eventually tempered those demons, and came to terms with herself, and her own uncertain spirituality, and has maintained respect of her musical peers.

She's devoted to her talents, beyond music, one of which is raising her teenage daughter, and has even run her own political website and made music critiquing the Bush administration. She is involved in left-wing politics and community activism, partly through her web community, Furniture for the People (http://www.furnitureforthepeople.com/).

A greatest hits collection on Rhino called The Duchess of Coolsville was released in 2005.

In 2007 she signed to New West Records releasing The Sermon On Exposition Blvd, a record exploring lyrical territory inspired by Lee Cantelon's 1991 book The Words, which attempted to translate Christ's teachings into a more accessible contemporary format. Cantelon's friend, Guitarist Peter Atanasoff was instrumental in the creation of the eventual record.

Discography

1979: Rickie Lee Jones – Warner Bros.
1981: Pirates – Warner Bros.
1983: Girl at Her Volcano (EP) – Warner Bros.
1984: The Magazine – Warner Bros.
1989: Flying Cowboys - Geffen
1991: Pop Pop - Geffen
1993: Traffic From Paradise - Geffen
1995: Naked Songs - Reprise
1997: Ghostyhead – Warner Bros.
2000: It's Like This - Artemis
2001: Live at Red Rocks - Artemis
2003: The Evening of My Best Day – V2
2005: Duchess of Coolsville - Rhino
2007: Sermon On Exposition Boulevard - New West
2009: Balm in Gilead



Song lyric The Horses THE HORSES Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Easy Money EASY MONEY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Dat Dere DAT DERE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Bye Bye Blackbird BYE BYE BLACKBIRD Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric We Belong Together WE BELONG TOGETHER Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Rebel Rebel REBEL REBEL Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Satellites SATELLITES Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Flying Cowboys FLYING COWBOYS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric The Last Chance Texaco THE LAST CHANCE TEXACO Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Up From The Skies UP FROM THE SKIES Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Altar Boy ALTAR BOY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Young Blood YOUNG BLOOD Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Stewart's Coat STEWART'S COAT Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Coolsville COOLSVILLE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Night Train NIGHT TRAIN Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Beat Angels BEAT ANGELS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Company COMPANY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Circle In The Sand CIRCLE IN THE SAND Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric I Won't Grow Up I WON'T GROW UP Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric My One And Only Love MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric For No One FOR NO ONE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Just My Baby JUST MY BABY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Living It Up LIVING IT UP Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Rodeo Girl RODEO GIRL Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric A Lucky Guy A LUCKY GUY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric I'll Be Seeing You I'LL BE SEEING YOU Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Jolie Jolie JOLIE JOLIE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Tigers TIGERS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Ghost Train GHOST TRAIN Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Ghetto Of My Mind GHETTO OF MY MIND Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Running From Mercy RUNNING FROM MERCY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric It Must Be Love IT MUST BE LOVE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Show Biz Kids SHOW BIZ KIDS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Skeletons SKELETONS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric A Second Chance A SECOND CHANCE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric A Stranger's Car A STRANGER'S CAR Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric A Tree On Allenford A TREE ON ALLENFORD Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric After Hours AFTER HOURS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Atlas' Marker ATLAS' MARKER Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Away From The Sky AWAY FROM THE SKY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Bitchenostrophy BITCHENOSTROPHY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Carried Into Redemption CARRIED INTO REDEMPTION Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Chuck E' Is in Love CHUCK E' IS IN LOVE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Chuck Es In Love CHUCK ES IN LOVE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Cloud Of Unknowing CLOUD OF UNKNOWING Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Comin' Back To Me COMIN' BACK TO ME Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Cycles CYCLES Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Danny's All-star Joint DANNY'S ALL-STAR JOINT Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Deep Space DEEP SPACE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Driving Away DRIVING AWAY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Drunk On The Striped Table DRUNK ON THE STRIPED TABLE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Falling Up FALLING UP Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Firewalker FIREWALKER Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Ghostyhead GHOSTYHEAD Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Gloria GLORIA Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Gravity GRAVITY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Hey Bub HEY BUB Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Hi-lili, Hi-lo HI-LILI, HI-LO Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Howard HOWARD Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric I Can't Get Started I CAN'T GET STARTED Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric It Takes You There IT TAKES YOU THERE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Jimmy Choos JIMMY CHOOS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Juke Box Fury JUKE BOX FURY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Lap Dog LAP DOG Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Leaving Through The Forest Path LEAVING THROUGH THE FOREST PATH Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Letters From The 9th Ward / Walk Away Renee LETTERS FROM THE 9TH WARD / WALK AWAY RENEE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Little Mysteries LITTLE MYSTERIES Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Little Yellow Town LITTLE YELLOW TOWN Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Love Is Gonna Bring Us Back Alive LOVE IS GONNA BRING US BACK ALIVE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Love Junkyard LOVE JUNKYARD Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Lush Life LUSH LIFE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Magazine MAGAZINE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Matters MATTERS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Mink Coat At The Bus Stop MINK COAT AT THE BUS STOP Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric More At The Striped Table MORE AT THE STRIPED TABLE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric My Funny Valentine MY FUNNY VALENTINE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric On Saturday Afternoons In 1963 ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS IN 1963 Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric On The Street Where You Live ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric One Hand, One Heart ONE HAND, ONE HEART Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Outside The Great Divide OUTSIDE THE GREAT DIVIDE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Pink Flamingos PINK FLAMINGOS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Pirates (so Long Lonely Avenue) PIRATES (SO LONG LONELY AVENUE) Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Rainbow Sleeves RAINBOW SLEEVES Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Road Kill ROAD KILL Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Runaround RUNAROUND Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Sailor Song SAILOR SONG Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Scary Chinese Movie SCARY CHINESE MOVIE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Secret Language Of Trees SECRET LANGUAGE OF TREES Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Skeleton SKELETON Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Smile SMILE Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric So Long SO LONG Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Someone To Watch Over Me SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Something Cool SOMETHING COOL Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Sunny Afternoon SUNNY AFTERNOON Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Tell Somebody (repeal The Patriot Act Now) TELL SOMEBODY (REPEAL THE PATRIOT ACT NOW) Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric The Albatross THE ALBATROSS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric The Ballad Of The Sad Young Men THE BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric The Evening Of My Best Day THE EVENING OF MY BEST DAY Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric The Low Spark Of High-heeled Boys THE LOW SPARK OF HIGH-HEELED BOYS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric The Real End THE REAL END Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric The Returns THE RETURNS Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric The Second Time Around THE SECOND TIME AROUND Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric The Unsigned Painting THE UNSIGNED PAINTING Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric The Weight THE WEIGHT Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric The Weird Beast THE WEIRD BEAST Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Traces Of The Western Slopes TRACES OF THE WESTERN SLOPES Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Trouble Man TROUBLE MAN Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Ugly Man UGLY MAN Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Under The Boardwalk UNDER THE BOARDWALK Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Up A Lazy River UP A LAZY RIVER Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Vessel Of Light VESSEL OF LIGHT Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Weasel And The White Boys Cool WEASEL AND THE WHITE BOYS COOL Rickie Lee Jones
Song lyric Woody And Dutch On The Slow Train To Peking WOODY AND DUTCH ON THE SLOW TRAIN TO PEKING Rickie Lee Jones