Rickie Lee Jones - Balm in Gilead
Written by Nicholas Jennings    Monday, 14 December 2009 01:00    PDF Print E-mail

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Rickie Lee Jones - Balm in GileadIt’s been 30 years since she arrived as a beret-wearing, jazz-loving boho chick singing “Chuck E.’s in Love.” Rickie Lee’s latest shows just how far she’s come as a singer-songwriter, with songs as varied as the country-tinged “Remember Me,” the lovely gospel hymn “The Jeweled Floor” and the bluesy “Old Enough,” a duet with Ben Harper. Her heartfelt “Wild Girl,” written for her daughter Charlotte’s 21st birthday, offers this pearl of motherly wisdom: “the thing that makes you beautiful doesn’t come out of a jar.”

November 2009




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