Rickie Lee Jones, singer

Rickie Lee Jones

November 8, 1954, Chicago, IL

Her voice, which, at times, has the lonesome sound of a train whistle on a wind swept prairie and, at other times, sounds like nothing so much as laughter winding down into a whisper, or a sigh. ~ RickieLeeJones.com: Rickie Lee Jones ~ retrieved November 9, 2015 © RickieLeeJones.com

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November 8, 1986 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (1) Cyndi Lauper, True Colors ~ #2 (3) Robert Palmer, I Didn't Mean To Turn You On ~ #1 (4) Boston, Amanda


The singer-songwriter is so elementally articulate, so gifted at grasping both the rawest and the most complicatedly cooked emotions in her compositions, that critical framing best comes after the experience of listening to her. But for anyone who is unaware: Jones brought her exceptional blend of jazz, soul, rock and whatever else fits to the pop scene in 1979, when her self-titled debut album and its single, “Chuck E.'s in Love,” made her a beacon of New Bohemia and landed her on the cover of Rolling Stone. Since then she's made some of the most poignant and adventurous music the radio's ever played, become an accomplished interpreter expanding the definition of the standard, and remained a dynamic live performer with a dazzling vocal approach. ~ NPR: Rickie Lee Jones Embraces ‘The Big Invisible’ ~ May 21, 2015 © NPR

Rickie Lee Jones ~ Ranked #30 VH-1 100 Greatest Women Of Rock & Roll in 1999.

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John Mellencamp ~ Scarecrow (1985) ~ Ranked #95 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ Scarecrow consolidated the band's rugged, roots-rock thrash and the ongoing maturation of Mellencamp's lyrics. ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone

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