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Last chance Texaco : chronicles of an American troubadour / Rickie Lee Jones.

Jones, Rickie Lee, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library 921 JON (Text) 33500013406285 New Checked out 07/01/2021
Roseau Public Library 921 JON (Text) 35500006455040 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802127129
  • ISBN: 0802127126
  • Physical Description: xviii, 364, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition, First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"A tender and intimate memoir by one of the most remarkable, trailblazing, and tenacious women in music, the two-time Grammy Award-winning "premiere song-stylist and songwriter of her generation" (New Yorker), Rickie Lee Jones. Have you met Ms. Jones? One weekend night on primetime television, a then-unknown singer and vital part of the burgeoning Los Angeles jazz pop scene skyrocketed to fame overnight after a now- iconic performance on Saturday Night Live. The year was 1979, the song "Chuck E's in Love," and the singer, donning her trademark red beret, was the soon-to-be-pronounced "Duchess of Coolsville" (Time), Rickie Lee Jones. Last Chance Texaco is the first-ever no-holds-barred account of the life of one of rock's hardest working women, in her own words. With candor and lyricism Rickie Lee Jones takes us on the journey of her exceptional life: from her nomadic childhood as the granddaughter of vaudevillian performers, to her father's abandonment of the family and her years as a teenage runaway, her beginnings at LA's Troubadour club, to her tumultuous relationship with Tom Waits, her battle with drugs, and longevity as a woman in rock and roll. These are never-before-told stories of the girl in "the raspberry beret," a songwriter who has inspired American culture for decades"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    *Starred Review* Even after all these years, her image remains the same: elusive, mysterious, cool. Her physical presence is also indelible: a sleek singer-songwriter in a red beret. But Grammy–winning Rickie Lee Jones' life has not been as polished as her music. In her lyrical memoir, she writes about her rootless childhood as the granddaughter of vaudevillian performers, her difficult years as a teenage runaway, and her battles with drugs and other demons. But there was always music. "Performing is a religious experience for me," she writes. She also shares her stormy relationship with that other idiosyncratic troubadour, Tom Waits, and tales of her early gigs at L.A.'s famous Troubadour club, of friends and lovers, cowriters and producers, from Dr. John and Lowell George to a particularly weird encounter with Van Morrison. A nomad at heart, Jones has spent most of her life in cars, vans, and buses, traveling the world "via my thumb and VW Microbus" and even the now-gone Concorde. Jones was an old soul before she was even an adult. With gorgeous prose ("I did drugs like I did everything else. On fire, with no back door") interspersed with her lyrics, this is as distinctive as she is, a rich, bracing, and candid memoir dancing with the love of language. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    *Starred Review* Even after all these years, her image remains the same: elusive, mysterious, cool. Her physical presence is also indelible: a sleek singer-songwriter in a red beret. But Grammy–winning Rickie Lee Jones' life has not been as polished as her music. In her lyrical memoir, she writes about her rootless childhood as the granddaughter of vaudevillian performers, her difficult years as a teenage runaway, and her battles with drugs and other demons. But there was always music. "Performing is a religious experience for me," she writes. She also shares her stormy relationship with that other idiosyncratic troubadour, Tom Waits, and tales of her early gigs at L.A.'s famous Troubadour club, of friends and lovers, cowriters and producers, from Dr. John and Lowell George to a particularly weird encounter with Van Morrison. A nomad at heart, Jones has spent most of her life in cars, vans, and buses, traveling the world "via my thumb and VW Microbus" and even the now-gone Concorde. Jones was an old soul before she was even an adult. With gorgeous prose ("I did drugs like I did everything else. On fire, with no back door") interspersed with her lyrics, this is as distinctive as she is, a rich, bracing, and candid memoir dancing with the love of language. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rickie Lee Jones has released seventeen record albums and received two Grammy Awards. She lives in New Orleans.

Subject: Jones, Rickie Lee.
Women rock musicians > United States > Biography.
Women singers > United States > Biography.
Rock musicians > United States > Biography.
Singers > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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