Rickie Lee Jones

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Rickie Lee Jones

American vocalist, musician, songwriter and producer add

Category: Music

Born in 1954.

Countries: United States (50%), United Kingdom (26%), California (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: California, George Harrison, Randy Newman

Linked to: Playboy, McDonald's, YouTube, Black Panther Party




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Rickie Lee Jones was born in 1954 add something


The family moved to Arizona in 1959, and the landscape provided imagery for her early music add something


Russ Titelman - Beginning his career in the 1960s, he has worked with musicians such as The Monkees, Dion Dimucci, George Harrison, Bee Gees, Little Feat, Christine McVie, Meat Loaf, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, The Allman Brothers Band, James Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones, Chaka Khan, Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, Gordon Lightfoot, Eric Clapton and Gerry Goffin


Andy Newmark - After leaving the band in 1974, Newmark has performed and recorded with John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Joe Walsh, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, George Harrison, Rickie Lee Jones, Patrick_Moraz, Randy Newman, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Murray Head, Ronnie Wood, Roxy Music, ABC, Hue and Cry, Laura Nyro, Elkie Brooks, Sting, Steve Winwood, Nils Lofgren, George Benson and Michael Franks


By 1977, Jones was performing original material at the Ala Carte club in Hollywood with Johnson add something


In 1977, Jones met Tom Waits at The Troubadour after an Ivan Ulz show in which she had sung a few of her songs and one of her father's called "The Moon is Made of Gold" add something


A four-song demo of material was circulated around the L.A. music scene in 1978, with Emmylou Harris later recalling that she had heard an early version of "The Last Chance Texaco" on the demo tape add something


George recorded her song for his first solo record, "Thanks, I'll Eat it Here" in 1978 add something


Matthew Wilder - In 1978 he moved to Los Angeles , California, and sang for television commercials, and as a backing vocalist for Rickie Lee Jones and Bette Midler


Jones secured five nominations for the 1979 Grammy awards for Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female, Song of the Year , and Best New Artist, which she won at the January 1980 ceremony add something


Her appearance - as an unknown - on "Saturday Night Live" television show on April 7, 1979 sparked an overnight sensation add something


Touring after the album's release, she played Carnegie Hall on July 22, 1979 add something


The songs were written between September 1979 and June 1981 - when the last lyrics to "Traces of the Western Slope" and the last bass on "A Lucky Guy" were put down add something


Dr. John - He played keyboards on the highly successful 1979 solo debut album by Rickie Lee Jones and has toured with Willy DeVille and contributed to his "Return to Magenta" , "Victory Mixture" , "Backstreets of Desire" , and "Big Easy Fantasy" albums


The remainder of the 1980s found Jones falling out of favor commercially and pursuing a more complex and experimental sound add something


After moving to New York City, Jones spent the majority of 1981 working on a follow-up album, written and recorded partly in reaction to the break-up of her relationship with Tom Waits sometime between late 1979 and early 1980 add something


Working closely with long-time collaborator David Kalish, with whom Jones first worked on 1981's "Pirates", Jones released "Balm in Gilead" on the Fantasy label in November 2009 add something


The recording sessions finally yielded "Pirates" in July 1981 add something


Donald Fagen - He played synthesizer on the title track of Rickie Lee Jones' 1981 album Pirates


Another lengthy and successful tour into 1982 followed, before Jones moved back to California, settling in San Francisco add something


A partial tour memento, the EP "Girl at Her Volcano", was issued originally as a 10" record in 1983, featuring a mix of live and studio cover versions of jazz and pop standards, as well as one Jones original, "Hey, Bub", which was recorded for "Pirates" add something


Jones settled in France and recorded new material, some of which was released on her third full-length solo album, "The Magazine", in September 1984 add something


She began to pursue jazz standards, recording "The Moon Is Made of Gold", which was written by her father, and "Autumn Leaves" for Rob Wasserman's album "Duets" in 1985 add something


For her next project, Jones opted to finish half-written songs dating back as far as 1986 as well as include new ones add something


Jones returned to the United States in 1987 after a tour of Israel and Norway, and the imminent birth of her daughter brought her home to California add something


In September 1988, work began on her fourth solo album following another Grammy nomination for her Wasserman collaboration "Autumn Leaves" add something


The album, a collaboration with Rick Boston , found Jones employing beats, loops, and electronic rhythms, and showcased Jones' connection with the trip-hop movement of the mid-to-late 1990s add something


Daryl Braithwaite - Braithwaite went on to have a number of solo hits in the early 1990s, including the Australian No. 1 "The Horses", a cover of a Rickie Lee Jones recording written by Jones and Walter Becker


In 1992 she toured extensively with Rob Wasserman, with whom she had collaborated in the mid-1980s add something


Her swan song for Geffen Records was "Traffic From Paradise", released in September 1993 add something


Jones' first solo shows in 1994 paved the way for her "unplugged" acoustic album "Naked Songs", released in September 1995 through a one-off deal with Reprise Records add something


Emphasizing her experimentation and change, Jones embraced electronic music for "Ghostyhead", released on Reprise Records in June 1997 add something


Jones' second album of cover versions, "It's Like This", was released on the independent record label Artemis Records in September 2000 add something


In 2001, Jones was the organizer of the web community "Furniture for the People", which is involved in gardening, social activism, bootleg exchange and left wing politics add something


After starting up her official website, Artemis issued an archival Jones release, "Live at Red Rocks", in November 2001, featuring material recorded during the "Flying Cowboys" era tour of 1989-1990, including a Lyle Lovett duet add something


Released on the independent V2 in October 2003, "The Evening of My Best Day" featured influences from jazz, Celtic folk, blues, R&B, rock, and gospel, and spawned a successful and lengthy spurt of touring add something


Also in 2005, Jones was invited to take part in her boyfriend and collaborator Lee Cantelon's music version of his book "The Words", a book of the words of Christ, set into simple chapters and themes add something


Renewed interest in Jones led to the three-disc anthology "Duchess of Coolsville: An Anthology", released through reissue specialists Rhino in June 2005 add something


Writer Ann Powers included this on her list of Grammy-worthy CDs for 2007 add something


When Cantelon could no longer finish the project, Jones picked it up as her own record and hired Rob Schnaf to finish the production at Sunset Sound in 2007, and the result was "The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard", released on the independent New West Records in February 2007 add something


In May 2010 Jones performed at the Sydney Opera House as part of the VIVID festival add something


On September 18, 2012, Jones released "The Devil You Know" on Concorde Records add something


In 2015, Rickie Lee Jones founded her own lablel and released her 13th studio album, "The Other Side Of Desire" add something


Musician Steve Adey covered "The Unsigned Painting" on his 2017 LP "Do Me a Kindness" add something


Jones' autobiography "Rickie Lee" is due in 2018 add something


In 2019, Jones released a cover version of the Paul Rodgers/Simon Kirke song, Bad Company add something


Glastonbury Festival - She is scheduled to play the Glastonbury Festival in June 2019 add something


On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Rickie Lee Jones among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something