Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of a Troubadour

Rickie Lee Jones (Author)
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Description

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 candour 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 electrifying 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 pop culture for decades.

Product Details

Price
£20.00  £18.60
Publisher
Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish Date
8 April 2021
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9781611856460
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