Rickie Lee Jones

Born 8 November 1954.
Rickie Lee Jones

Biography

Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is an American vocalist, musician, songwriter and producer. Over the course of a career of over three decades, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including rock, R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. Her songwriting has been characterized as "a blend of bravado and vulnerability [that] wavers on indefinable borders". She is also known for her unique singing style, especially in live performances. One concert reviewer, describing her rendering of "We Belong Together", states she "reached her apex, skating from swells into near screams into breathy whispers, from pointillist staccato scats into brassy, trumpetlike bursts".

In 1999, Jones was listed at #30 in the VH1 list of 100 greatest women of rock.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Balm in Gilead

    Balm in Gilead 2009

    Reviewed by Barney Hoskyns
    The 11 tracks on Balm in Gilead tie up loose ends.
  2. Review of Sermon On Exposition Boulevard

    Sermon On Exposition Boulevard 2007

    Reviewed by Tim Nelson
    The singing is superb throughout, perhaps the one element to really benefit from the...