The View: Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones is one of the greatest women in rock and that isn’t just my opinion. She was ranked 30th on VH1’s list of the 100 greatest women of rock.
She reached the pinnacle of her career with her first album, Rickie Lee Jones, which debuted at number three on the charts. Her first single for her album, “Chuck E.’s in Love,” debuted at number four on the charts and is still a hit single that can be heard today.
But even with the most success coming from her first album, Jones has still recorded 14 records throughout her career and is still going. She told The View she is going on tour next year and doing songs strictly from her album Pirates, one that many people claim to be the best album of her career. Even Whoopi Goldberg said it was one of her favorite albums of all time.
The View: Ben Harper
Rickie Lee Jones is going to be teaming up with Ben Harper, the two-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, on her next album. Harper, who credits seeing a Bob Marley concert when he was only nine-years-old as a defining moment in his music career, has teamed up with Rickie Lee Jones to contribute music to and produce her newest album The Devil You Know. Harper also has his own new album coming out in January 2013 which is titled Get Up!
The View: Ben Harper and Rickie Lee Jones Perform
The two performers had a stellar performance of the classic Rolling Stones song “Play With Fire.” Jones sang with her signature whispers while Harper played the slide guitar.