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The Resource Last Chance Texaco

Last Chance Texaco

Label
Last Chance Texaco
Title
Last Chance Texaco
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Subject
Summary
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" (Hilton Als), Rickie Lee Jones. This troubadour life is only for the fiercest hearts, only for those vessels that can be broken to smithereens and still keep beating out the rhythm for a new song. Last Chance Texaco is the first-ever no-holds-barred account of the life of two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones in her own words. It is a tale of desperate chances and impossible triumphs, an adventure story of a girl who beat the odds and grew up to become one of the most legendary artists of her time, turning adversity and hopelessness into timeless music. With candor and lyricism, the "Duchess of Coolsville" (Time) takes us on a singular journey through her nomadic childhood, to her years as a teenage runaway, through her legendary love affair with Tom Waits and ultimately her longevity as the hardest working woman in rock and roll. Rickie Lee's stories are rich with the infamous characters of her early songs – "Chuck-E's in Love," "Weasel and the White Boys Cool," "Danny's All-Star Joint," and "Easy Money"— but long before her notoriety in show business, there was a vaudevillian cast of hitchhikers, bank robbers, jail breaks, drug mules, a pimp with a heart of gold and tales of her fabled ancestors. In this tender and intimate memoir by one of the most remarkable, trailblazing, and tenacious women in music are never-before-told stories of the girl in the raspberry beret, a singer-songwriter whose music defied categorization and inspired American pop culture for decades
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Jones, Rickie Lee
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Music
  • Nonfiction
  • Performing Arts
Label
Last Chance Texaco
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b0c01045-b924-4034-ad9f-d3cdba319fb3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802188809
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Last Chance Texaco
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b0c01045-b924-4034-ad9f-d3cdba319fb3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780802188809
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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