Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones (New CD)
CD reissue of this 1979 release. Rickie Lee Jones is the debut album by singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones. 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. Two of their collaborations, "Weasel and the White Boys Cool" and "Company, " would later be recorded for this debut album. She also sang jazz standards, as well as a song penned by her father ("The Moon Is Made of Gold") in her live sets. Recording sessions (which began in September 1978) yielded eleven songs for inclusion on an album. Two of the songs - "On Saturday Afternoons in 1963" and "After Hours" - were recorded live on December 22, 1978.