• pop pop (1991)


    1. My One and Only Love   lyrics
    2. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most   lyrics
    3. Hi-Lili Hi-Lo   lyrics
    4. Up from the Skies   lyrics
    5. Second Time Around   lyrics
    6. Dat Dere   lyrics
    7. I'll Be Seeing You   lyrics
    8. Bye Bye Blackbird   lyrics
    9. The Ballad of the Sad Young Men   lyrics
    10. I Won't Grow Up   lyrics
    11. Love Junkyard   lyrics
    12. Comin' Back to Me   lyrics

    43 minutes
    released: September of 1991
    producer: Rickie Lee Jones and David Was

    Rickie Lee Jones performed vocals and played 6 and 12-String Guitar. She also did the vocal arrangements for "I Won't Grow Up" and the horn arrangements for "Love Junkyard".

    Terry Bradford - Background Vocals
    Robben Ford - Acoustic Nylon String Guitar/Acoustic Steel String Guitar/Acoustic Guitar
    April Gay - Background Vocals
    Donny Gerrard - Background Vocals
    Michael Greiner - Hurdygurdy/Glass Harmonica
    Charlie Haden - Bass
    Joe Henderson - Saxophone
    Steve Kindler - Violin
    John Leftwich - Bass
    Arnold McCuller - Background Vocals
    Michael O'Neill - Acoustic Nylon String Guitar
    Walfredo Reyes - Snare/Bongos/Brushes/Shaker
    Dino Saluzzi - Bandoneon
    Charley Shoemake - Vibes
    Bob Sheppard - Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone
    David Was - Background Vocals/Bottles & Junk

    "The album's got a kind of old flavor about it. There's no electric music, no keyboard and no drums. A couple of songs have snare and a bongo, but no
    drum kit. Real intimate. It's real nice listening. [The album's] just what I wanted to do, what I like to listen to. All standards."

    "I can't remember when I decided on just guitar and bass. I was thinking about it for a couple of years, because I had practiced 'Valentine' with a guitar and bass when I lived in France and said 'Oh, that's eally beautiful and different without a keyboard.' I think I got the idea then and it was growing on me. [That sparer sound] is what I grew up with. My uncle and my dad used to play together all the time: they would sing those standards with the guitar so for me it's the most natural sounding."

    "It's not jazz in the way that people who like jazz like jazz. It's my own way of looking at it. The album is old, it's very special."

    (Rickie Lee Jones)

    Several live recordings are also available from Great Big Island. »


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