Rickie Lee Jones — Kicks (June 7th 2019)                    Rickie Lee Jones — Kicks (June 7th 2019) Pamela MÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃéndez ÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃâ Time (22 Feb 2019)•⇐⇒•      „Kicks“ uspěje v zavádění nových pohledů na písně, které jsou staré desítky let, některé z nich jsou dobře nošené, některé z nich jsou skryté. Ve vesmíru Rickie Lee Jonesové není věk nebo původ písně důležitý — je to o tom, co píseň říká, jak se cítíte, příběh, který vypráví. Je to kreativní stylistka a z písní jiných lidí, které samozřejmě nejsou malým výkonem, vytvořila něco jedinečného. Spolu s koproducentem a vibrafonistou Mikeem Dillionem vytvořila album, které cítí jedinečnost každého kusu: vřelost, příjemnost a nakažlivost, každá píseň se pohodlně usadila v jejím katalogu. Alba R.L. Jones historicky předcházela skvělému albu inkubovaného materiálu, což je vzrušující vyhlídka. V každém případě však „Kicks“ stojí na vlastních nohách. Jako zábavné a jedinečné lze i toto album Rickie Lee Jones vychutnat.
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•⇐⇒•      Kicks is an eclectic album of ten cover songs — from „Mack The Knife“ written in 1928 for a German musical (known in the U.S. as The Threepenny Opera) that became a jazz standard, to „Bad Company“ the eponymous theme song for the British rock band written in 1974. The arrangement and instrumentation, by producer Michael Napolitano (Ani DiFranco), provides a fresh and modern sonic infusion on every song. Rickie Lee Jones skyrocketed to fame in 1979 when as a barely known artist she appeared on Saturday Night Live. Performing her biggest hit „Chuck E’s In Love“ in her trademark red beret, Time Magazine instantly dubbed her „the Duchess of Coolsville.“ Since then she has gone on to win two Grammy Awards, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone twice, and included in VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. Singer who gained fame combining folk and jazz styles with lyrical songwriting populated by bohemian characters. Born: November 8, 1954, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Origin: Los Angeles and Hollywood, California, United States
Album release: June 7th 2019
Record Label: Other Side of Desire Music
Duration:      36:00
01. Bad Company   5:52
02. My Fathers Gun   4:18
03. Lonely People   3:18
04. Houston   3:04
05. You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You   2:22
06. Nagasaki   1:59
07. Mack the Knife   3:19
08. Quicksilver Girl   3:39
09. The End of the World   4:01
10. Cry   4:08
• Rickie Lee Jones is that rare musician who has transcended the singer~songwriter mantle by incorporating different radio genres from the get~go and she continues that tradition on her forthcoming album KICKS, her newest collection of songs from the great American songbook. Due out June 7, the album spans two decades (50s~70s) of pop, rock and jazz, presenting her unique and sophisticated interpretations of these songs.
• Miss Jones’ own label, OSOD (other side of desire) released KICKS with Thirty Tigers distributing. The past decade has seen her team up with manager Ron Stone (Nirvana, Bonnie Raitt, among others) and her team is innovating a new fund~raising campaign to promote this project. A pre~order of the self~released album is available here, along with a variety of official KICKS merchandise including t~shirts, posters, totes and other items.
• It is fitting that one of the American treasures of songwriters should be comfortable with this diverse collection of the great songwriters of the 20th century — she is one of them. On KICKS, she brings emotion to sleeper album tracks like “My Fathers Gun” and her tongue~in~cheek humor to songs like “Houston.” The album will be previewed by the infectious, insistent track of hope “Lonely People,” which arrives at radio April 19; it was a Top Five Billboard hit in 1974, originally recorded by America. The song will be available as an instant grat track that same day with the purchase of the pre~release of the album.
• Weaving the connection between 70’s rock and 50’s jazz was no leap for JONES. “It is all part of what I heard growing up,” says JONES. “The radio played everything! 1960’s AM radio was the primordial zone for our musical life today. As a kid I heard R&B, country, rock, and the most sophisticated singer~songwriters of the day forming their genre. Radio was a college education for a budding musician because these songs are all playing on my internal radio all the time, it’s not a stretch for me to put them together on an LP. Really, I just love to sing.”
• KICKS was created entirely in New Orleans, using local musicians, mixers and studios. Produced by RICKIE LEE JONES with her band~mate, vibraphonist Mike Dillion, it features 10 songs of a highly infectious nature. Check out “Nagasaki,” her traditional jazz offering of tight three~part harmonies, and “Bad Company,” where JONES cuts loose on electric guitar.
• The album cover, by artist Peregrine Honig, is a super~hero woman in boxing gloves. Sound like anyone we know? RICKIE LEE JONES, superhero, with a super weapon smile! “In times like these,” Miss Jones smiles, “a smile can be subversive. Here is Rickie Lee’s musical smile.”
The KICKS track listing is as follows:
01. “Bad Company” (Bad Company, 1974)
02. “My Fathers Gun” (Elton John, 1970)
03. “Lonely People” (America, 1974)
04. “Houston” (Sanford Clark, 1964; made famous by Dean Martin, 1965)
05. “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You” (Russ Morgan, 1944; made famous by Dean Martin, 1960/1964)
06. “Nagasaki” (Ipana Troubadours, 1928; most famous by Benny Goodman Quartet, 1952)
07. “Mack The Knife” (Louis Armstrong, 1956; made famous by Bobby Darin, 1958)
08. “Quicksilver Girl” (Steve Miller Band, 1968)
09. “End Of The World” (Skeeter Davis, 1962)
10. “Cry” (Ruth Casey, 1951; made famous by Johnnie Ray and the Four Lads, 1951)
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