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

Jones, Rickie Lee, (author.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at York County Libraries.

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3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Martin Library Adults Jones Biography (Text) 33454005807318 Atrium Checked Out 07/06/2021
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults JONES Biography (Text) 34318001185079 Adult Area New Checked Out 07/07/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802127129
  • ISBN: 0802127126
  • Physical Description: xviii, 364, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition, First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2021.

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Introduction : a prelude to gravity -- The back seat -- Riding shotgun -- Driver's seat -- The way back seat.
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.
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.
Biographies.
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