Rickie Lee Jones from The LA times 2020

Rickie Lee Jones is unlike any other musician. It is not uncommon for us to describe a musician as unique, unrivaled, and even head and shoulders above the competition, yet Rickie Lee Jones is on her own planet when it comes to originality, artistry, and command of her vocal instrument gift. A run through the A-sides and B side in order of release will convince even the most jaded listener of this artist’s stand-alone vocal mastery. Rickie demonstrates, either in the studio or live, a strong emotional connection to the narratives and characters with her song stories.  

Cool Media, LLC is cutting a new path while covering Female musical artists. We have observed an obdurate trend in the male-dominated music press while writing about notable female musical artists to spend excessive time covering their romantic life and partners at the expense of their respective creative output. The double standard has stood too long, calling out challenges. Here we begin a different standard. You may have noticed this new journalistic intent employed within the recent celebration of Carly Simon’s considerable creative C.V. Now, to contradict ourselves, here are the obligatory sentences coughed up for your entertainment. One important caveat regarding Rickie Lee Jones’s standing collaboration with Mr. Waits, this relationship was ripe with mutual musical recursive influence, inspiration, and codependent coolness.

Tom Waits appears early in the Rickie Lee Jones career and throughout her life as a romantic companion, muse, and creative peer. Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones first met in late 1977 and romantically linked until 1980.  

Rickie Lee Jones – Conversation with my friend Teresa Tudury (1)

 

From my Living Room Series, Rickie’s “Live From My Living Room” video streaming concert was so popular that she decided to turn it into a series where she will perform music, tell stories, and read from her upcoming autobiography. With her Spring and Summer tours canceled, these Facebook shows are now her only source of income, please consider donating to her PayPal account at http://paypal.me/RickieLeeJones or Venmo at @RickieLeeJones Thank you! Listen to RLJ Spotify – https://spoti.fi/34BwfOt Apple Music – https://apple.co/3ozU9SB Follow RLJ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rickieleejo… Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RickieLeeJones/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/rickieleejones

This 6.45-minute zoom is the first in a series of talks with musicians Teresa Tudury (https://www.teresatudury.com), a long-time friend of mine and singer of original songs. Her perspective of my work is insightful. She is a fantastic intellect and humorist, and her bio is available on my website. For some (accidental) reason none of the book stores hired women to talk about the book. Here we are together in the first -edited by me!!- recorded in March. Check out how women girlfriends talk to each other when no one is around! I just washed my hair! https://rickieleejones.com/last-chanc…

Rickie Lee Jones – From My Living Room Live Stream Feat. Mike Dillon (Concert 3)

 

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Rickie Lee Jones is back with a jazz-inflected pop and R&B album, The Other Side of Desire. After some dark years, including a period of addiction, the artist joins Shad to reflect on the lessons she's learned with age, both in and out of the public spotlight.  Rickie Lee Jones: http://rickieleejones.com/  Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... q's Homepage: http://www.cbc.ca/q q on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbcradioq q on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QonCBCRadio  q is a magazine show that’s unpredictable in the best sense - proud to be “a wild mix of culture by way of Canada” as described by the New York Times. The Globe & Mail noted the show’s “raging popularity across a variety of platforms -- podcasts, television, websites, satellite radio, terrestrial radio, and occasional live remote broadcasts."

Rickie Lee Jones wants to fight the darkness that gnaws at people

 

Rickie Lee Jones is back with a jazz-inflected pop and R&B album, The Other Side of Desire. After some dark years, including a period of addiction, the artist joins Shad to reflect on the lessons she’s learned with age, both in and out of the public spotlight. Rickie Lee Jones: http://rickieleejones.com/ Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… q’s Homepage: http://www.cbc.ca/q q on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbcradioq q on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QonCBCRadio q is a magazine show that’s unpredictable in the best sense – proud to be “a wild mix of culture by way of Canada” as described by the New York Times. The Globe & Mail noted the show’s “raging popularity across a variety of platforms — podcasts, television, websites, satellite radio, terrestrial radio, and occasional live remote broadcasts.”

 

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Rickie Lee Jones in New Orleans

Rickie Lee Jones – Last Chance Texaco (w/ lyrics)

 

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Rickie Lee Jones – Last Chance Texaco Lyrics:

A long stretch of headlights Bends into I-9 Tiptoe into truck stops And sleepy diesel eyes Volcanoes rumble in the taxi And glow in the dark Camels in the driver’s seat A slow, easy mark But you ran out of gas Down the road a piece Then the battery went dead And now the cable won’t reach… It’s your last chance To check under the hood Last chance She ain’t soundin’ too good, Your last chance To trust the man with the star You’ve found the last chance Texaco Well, he tried to be Standard He tries to be Mobil He tried living in a world And in a shell, There was this block-busted blonde He loved her – free parts and labor But she broke down and died And threw all the rods he gave her But this one ain’t fuel-injected Her plug’s disconnected She gets scared and she stalls She just needs a man, that’s all It’s her last chance Her timing’s all wrong Her last chance She can’t idle this long Her last chance Turn her over and go Pullin’ out of the last chance Texaco The last chance

RLJ with Chuckie's in Love Band

Rickie Lee Jones – A Lucky Guy

 

This is perhaps my favorite dog painting from the past five or so years, which is saying rather a lot, since there've been more than a lot of commissioned dog paintings

Rickie Lee Jones – We Belong Together

 

 

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We Belong Together is both a great bridge for this article and the early and the contemporary.RLJ. We Belong Together is also in my top 3 songs from this artist. Lyrically, We Belong, rivals the best of early Springstein and Joni Mitchell.

Rickie Lee Jones – Company

 

 

Rickie Lee Jones Living It Up

 

Weasel And The White Boys Cool – Rickie Lee Jones

 

 

Rickie Lee Jones – Coolsville 1979 Trilogy

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Rickie Lee Jones – Live 1979 – Chuck Es In Love & Easy Money – New HQ Audio

Video from Live London 1979 Video merged with Superior HQ audio from Amsterdam Radio Live 1979 of the same Tour. It’s not perfect synch but damn it’s deserving of the only live 1979 concert Video footage available. I was at the Hamburg Venue of the same Tour, It was freezing cold so stopped by the Wintergarten Bar and happened to be where the after venue party was and a warm welcome as most of the road crew were Scottish.

 

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Rickie Lee Jones – Dat Dere (Live at the Wiltern Theatre)

 

Rickie Lee Jones performance of Dat Dere (Written By Oscar Brown Jr. & Bobby Timmons) at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, 1992. Band: Sal Bernardi, John Leftwich, Mike O’Neill, Keith Fiddmont, Ed Mann, Frank Morracco.

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RICKIE LEE JONES – Old Grey Whistle Test

 

RICKIE LEE JONES Dominion Theatre London, England September 9th, 1979 1. INTRO – ANNE NIGHTINGALE 2. YOUNGBLOOD 3. WEASEL AND THE WHITE BOYS COOL 4. EASY MONEY 5. CHUCK E’S IN LOVE 6. JAM 7. DANNY’S ALL-STAR JOINT Total Time: 36:38 Rickie Lee Jones: vocals, guitar Neil Larsen: Keyboards Buzzy Feiten: guitar David Ii: saxophone Reggie McBride: bass Art Rodriguez: drums Steve Leshner: percussion

 

 

 

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Rickie Lee Jones ~ Running From Mercy ~ Traffic From Paradise (HQ Audio)

 

Lyrics below: Oh sacred place that sets my soul alive There’s a rainbow above me that the storm clouds hide And kind works will never die Cuz the magic in kindness springs from the love, love, love Little acts of kindness and little words of love Make our earthly home heaven above And there is no sorrow heaven cannot heal A fire within, no cross, no crown Running from mercy, hidden and coy Swimming upstream down oceans of joy Die in the arms of a natural life Waking our happiness drowning in light Waking our happiness drowning in light Little acts of kindness, little words of love Make our earthly home like heaven above And there is no sorrow heaven cannot heal A fire within, no cross, no crown This thing was not born with wings Slow to stop our ways sing (chorus) You, you wake up!, come on boy, come on little boy Don’t you stop her, don’t you stop her There’s that door I’ve got that door I know where that door is Just following me and you wake up Come on with me girl Tomorrow

Rickie Lee Jones – It Must Be Love (Version #2)

 

 

 

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