Debut Album On Vinyl LP!
Rickie Lee Jones is the debut album by singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones. After
arriving in California in the mid-1970s, Jones started taking songwriting more
seriously, and by 1977 had met singer-songwriters Chuck E. Weiss and Tom Waits.
Jones had begun playing live in the Los Angeles area at the age of 21, and after
meeting singer-songwriter Alfred Johnson, the pair began writing and performing
live together (most notably at the Ala Carte club.)
At a label showcase, Jones performed originals, including "Chuck E.'s in Love",
"The Real Thing Is Back in Town" and "The Moon Is Made of Gold." This showcase
performance, plus a demo containing "The Last Chance Texaco", "Easy Money",
"Young Blood" and "After Hours" led to a record deal with Warner Bros.. For her
major label debut, Jones scrapped "The Real Thing Is Back in Town," but used the
titular line in one of the album's tracks, "Coolsville."
• Vinyl LP
1. Chuck E.'s In Love
2. On Saturday Afternoons In 1963
3. Night Train
4. Young Blood
5. Easy Money
6. The Last Chance Texaco
7. Danny's All-Star Joint
9. Weasel And The White Boys Cool
11. After Hours (Twelve Bars Past Goodnight)