Pop Pop

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Pop Pop
Studio album by Rickie Lee Jones
Released September 24, 1991
Genre Jazz, vocal jazz, folk
Label Geffen
Producer David Was, Rickie Lee Jones, Pascal Nabet Meyer (Executive Producer)
Rickie Lee Jones chronology
Flying Cowboys
(1989)
Pop Pop
(1991)
Traffic From Paradise
(1993)

Pop Pop is an album by Rickie Lee Jones, released in September 1991.[1] It was produced by David Was from Was (Not Was).[2][3]

The album contains cover versions, ranging from jazz and blues standards to Tin Pan Alley to Jimi Hendrix's "Up from the Skies". It reached #8 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums, but was her least commercially successful in her career to that point, reaching #121 on the Billboard 200.[4] The cover artwork resembles a package of bang snaps.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) – 5:55
  2. "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) – 3:57
  3. "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" (Bronisław Kaper, Helen Deutsch) – 3:38
  4. "Up from the Skies" (Jimi Hendrix) – 4:32
  5. "The Second Time Around" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) – 4:50
  6. "Dat Dere" (Bobby Timmons, Oscar Brown, Jr.) – 4:07
  7. "I'll Be Seeing You" (Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain) – 3:14
  8. "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson) – 2:22
  9. "The Ballad of the Sad Young Men" (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) – 4:22
  10. "I Won't Grow Up" (Carolyn Leigh, Mark Charlap) – 3:11
  11. "Love Junkyard" (David Weiss, John Keller) – 4:11
  12. "Comin' Back To Me" (Marty Balin) – 5:35

Personnel[edit]

  • Rickie Lee Jones, vocals; acoustic guitar on "Comin' Back to Me"
  • Robben Ford - acoustic guitar
  • Charlie Haden, John Leftwich - acoustic bass
  • Walfredo Reyes, Jr. - bongos, shakers
  • Bob Sheppard - clarinet on "I'll Be Seeing You", tenor saxophone on "Love Junkyard"
  • Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone on "Dat Dere" and "Bye Bye Blackbird"
  • Dino Saluzzi - bandoneon on "My One and Only Love", "Hi-Lili Hi-Lo" and "The Ballad of the Sad Young Men"
  • Charlie Shoemake - vibraphone on "Love Junkyard"
  • Steve Kindler - violin on "Second Time Around"
  • Michael O'Neil - acoustic guitar on "Up From The Skies" and "Love Junkyard"
  • Michael Greiner - percussion
  • April Gay, Arnold McCuller, David Was, Donny Gerrard, Terry Bradford - vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pop Pop: Rickie Lee Jones: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Rickie Lee Jones - Pop Pop (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  3. ^ Pop Pop, credits at Allmusic at AllMusic. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "Rickie Lee Jones | Biography". Lyricsfreak.com. 2007-06-15. Retrieved 2012-06-05.