Instruments: Vocals, Guitar
Genre: singer songwriter
Origin: United States
Territories: De, ch, at
Availability: Aug 2019
Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer (for Best New Artist 1980 and Best Jazz Vocal Collaboration in 1989),
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.
In the hands of the eccentric jazz-pop poet Rickie Lee Jones, the phrase "the other side of Desire" could mean a lot of things. As it happens, it's where the gets her mail; the singer-songwriter has been living quietly in New Orleans for the past few years.
"The Other Side of Desire"( 2015 ) is the title of Jones' first album of original material in more than ten years. "Written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans," according to press materials, it was crafted with producers Mark Howard and John Porter, whose resumes are heavy with names like Roxy Music, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the Smiths. (Porter, who also lived in New Orleans for a time, can count locals like the Honey Island Swamp Band, Jon Cleary and Tommy Malone on his personal roster as well.)
The album is pure Jones: warm and whimsical, with a keen storyteller's touch. This time around, it's infused with the sounds of New Orleans. Strains of
swamp-pop, honky tonk and Cajun waltzes wind through "The Other Side of Desire" which, the release said, "could not have been written without the backdrop
of New Orleans; its river, trains, barroom ghosts and sudden bands all playing the same song.
- Text by Alison Fensterstock