Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Listening to Rickie Lee Jones' debut album

Taking it down a notch or two.
Rickie Lee Jones' spirited 1979 debut. I was in Sixth Grade when this first came out with "Chuck E.'s In Love" getting a lot of airplay. I remember my dad telling me, "Like a young Joni Mitchell" referring to Jones. 
I only purchased the album months later when Mitchell's "Mingus" album came out. These records were some of my first flirtations with jazz as I was a metalhead slowly getting into punk and new wave. But I'd listen to my dad play his jazz records. When he saw me with Rickie Lee Jones' album as well as Mitchell's Mingus, he patted me on the head.
Good memories.

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