Pop Pop

Pop Pop

by Rickie Lee Jones


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An eclectic collection of covers from one of jazz-pop's most eclectic performers, Pop Pop travels from the stage to tin pan alley through Jimi Hendrix's sky. Rickie Lee Jones cradles each of these songs with her pleading, gentle voice, backing them with subtle orchestration courtesy of notable performers including Robben Ford, Joe Henderson, and Charlie Haden. Her attention to love songs of the '40s and '50s demonstrates almost a longing for simpler times and simpler love, and these qualities are echoed in the treatment of songs like "My One and Only Love" and "I'll Be Seeing You." Her subdued take on the psychedelic Jimi Hendrix screamer "Up From the Skies" is slowed to a bluesy acoustic number, while the bratty refrain from Peter Pan's "I Won't Grow Up" seems blushingly sweet. While fans of the folk styles she demonstrated with her 1979 self-titled debut might not see as much merit in these soulful jazz interpretations, it still demonstrates Jones' ability to evolve and her unwillingness to be pinned down into one category.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/1991
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0720642442623
catalogNumber: 24426
Rank: 36672

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rickie Lee Jones   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Steve Kindler   Violin
Robben Ford   Acoustic Guitar
Joe Henderson   Saxophone
Dino Saluzzi   Bandoneon
Bob Sheppard   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shoemake   Vibes
Terry Bradford   Background Vocals
Walfredo Reyes   Percussion,Bongos,Snare Drums,Shaker,Brushes
Donny Gerrard   Background Vocals
April Gay   Background Vocals
Charlie Haden   Bass
John Leftwich   Bass
Arnold McCutler   Background Vocals
Michael O'Neill   Acoustic Guitar
David Weiss   Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller   Background Vocals
Michael Greiner   Harmonica,Hurdy-Gurdy

Technical Credits

Rickie Lee Jones   Arranger,Producer
Dino Saluzzi   Contributor
John Eden   Engineer
Michael Grenier   Contributor
Jon Ingoldsby   Engineer
Greg Penny   Engineer
David Weiss   Producer
Luis Quine   Engineer
Ric Wilson   Contributor
Kevin Reagan   Art Direction
Mark "Moose" Charlap   Composer

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Pop Pop 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not pop at all, but a collection of outstanding covers that sets her firmly in the pantheon of vocal jazz greats. A must for Rickie Lee fans and for jazz enthusiasts alike.