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Pop Pop

Rickie Lee JonesAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 10, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000000OSL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,604 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rickie Lee Jones's almost perfect Record September 18, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If I had to choose a favorite Rickie Lee Jones record, it would be a difficult choice but Pop Pop might just be my final decision. From the first chords on an acoustic nylon string guitar on the first track you know you're in for a treat. More than any other of her albums, Pop Pop captures the magic that Rickie Lee Jones delivers on stage if you catch her in a small venue. Jazz legends Charlie Haden on bass, Joe Henderson on Sax and Robben Ford on acoustic guitar offer up jaw dropping performances throughout Pop Pop. When it comes to subtle jazz instrumentation and pitch perfect vocals, it doesn't get much better than this. Add to that, the gorgeous quality of the recording and you have the basic ingredients for a near perfect pop/jazz album that seems to have rarely left my cd player for almost a decade. Stand out tracks include: My One and Only Love, Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most, Jimi Hendrix's Up From The Skies, Second Time Around, and Bye Bye Blackbird.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great revival of some timeless classics October 9, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This CD is full of smooth and laid back revivals of some melodies of the last 50 years, delivered in Rickie Lee Jones' unique style. Her delivery can best be described as vulnerable, with her soft voice wavering and floating over the lyrics.

Rickie's version of the classic "Hi-Lili Hi-Lo" revives this work and she pulls off the line "A song of love is a sad song, ask me how I know" to great effect.

Her version of "Second Time Around" seems real with her phrasing and pauses that seem almost conversational.

"I'll Be Seeing You" is mellow, with a clarinett complimenting every line. She ends with the sad line "I'll be looking at the moon but I'll be seeing you."

"Bye Bye Blackbird" comes across fun and jazzy.

"I Won't Grow Up" comes across less Hollywood from the Frank Sanatra version from one of his movies.

"Love Junkyard" is full of odd lyrics, testimony to the creativity and sarcasm of earlier generations.

The CD ends with the very spooky and odd "Comin' Back to Me" that sneeks up on you because she whispers before she sings. This final song haunts like a ghost as Ricki's voice becomes mournful and almost deranged from loss of her lover as she sings "I saw you coming back to me".

A wonderfully mellow and even quality CD.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of its Kind March 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
When the question is asked, "What pop singer did the best jazz standards covers," answers that tend to pop up are Linda Ronstadt and Rod Stewart. No, actually: Rickie Lee Jones' "Pop Pop" is the one. I'd give it 4 and 1/2, in truth; but the "best of" anything, no matter how esoteric, ultimately gets 5 in my book. The selections that stick with me are "Love Junkyard," "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most," and "My One and Only Love." Ms. Jones has a most interesting voice: at once playful and plaintive, worldly and coquettish. I've heard slightly better covers of these done by Mark Murphy,Johnny Hartman and the New York Voices, among others: but if Rickie Lee Jones leads you to singers like Mark Murphy, Johnny Hartman and the New York Voices, she's definitely worth the ride. As it is, this album is worth having. Recommended.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-wrenchingly emotional March 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD
As has been the case with me before, I bought this one not because of the artist herself, but because Charlie Haden plays on it, and I am a huge fan of his playing. But, Rickie's performance just floored me. Listening to her sing "My one and only love" almost got me to tears. I mean, her voice cracks, fades into a whisper, then comes back up, she phrases somewhat unevenly - all these things sound like a technical analysis of her performance, and that's what it is. But, if you forget about that, and just let her voice invade your heart, you will be moved. Her voice on this song alone is just THE most emotional vocal performance I have ever heard. Now, the rest of the album is not bad, mind you. The musicians are all top-notch, and the instrumentation is generally sparse - no big band, no loud drums or electric guitars. Just the pure sound of a few acoustic instruments supporting her unique voice. A beautiful, stark, un-glamorous little album that is just pure, naked emotion. It is not all sad, of course. The bouncy, upbeat "Dat Dere" provides a needed break from the "seriousness" of most of the other tracks. With this album I added another worthy female vocalist to my playlist. If you have not had a chance to hear Rickie, or just need a passionate performer that does not rely on production gimmicks or hype, give this one a spin.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yummy stuff February 6, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Sorry, Ian - you're showing your type 'A' roots, darlin'. This is Rickie at what I belive to be her finest, feet on the ground and voice floating to the heavens. Lyrically, she's never quite hit home with me, and this album allows the listener to kick back and absorb one of the most underappreciated voices in jazz today without the distraction of her clumsy, however ethereal writing. Granted, Rickie is not the queen of diction, but her voice on Pop Pop is pure caramel - sweet, a little sticky, but creamy smooth and thoroughly addicting. This disc didn't leave my player for days, I tell you, and any listener with an ear for style won't be disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music and sonics to match
Good disc to show off your system. Love the Hendrix tune and Jimmy would be proud. All around a very good album and the sound quality to match. Wish I had more like this. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Robert B Centola
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop Pop
Bought this as a replacement for an album I have enjoyed for many years. One of my favorite Rickie Lee Jones Albums
Published 8 months ago by picturethisone
5.0 out of 5 stars Whoa! Who knew?
This is not the Ricky Lee Jones you are thinking of.

This just shows how talented this artist truly is
Published 8 months ago by M. McCoy
5.0 out of 5 stars Sultry, Detailed Coffee-house Jazz
Rickie Lee Jones, a standup bass, keyboards and guitar= beautiful. Rickie never stops emoting her songs. Read more
Published on December 2, 2010 by Mark K. Terhune
2.0 out of 5 stars I agree this is a boring album for the most part
I've been listening to RLJ for at least a couple of decades now, and this is a very forgettable effort for the most part. Read more
Published on September 16, 2010 by DistantRhythm
5.0 out of 5 stars every cut is extraordinary
It's been sometime since I heard something that suprised me. Something that stunned me. Something that I hadn't heard before. Something extraordinary!!! I played in the car. Read more
Published on October 15, 2009 by Larry Brill
5.0 out of 5 stars traveling miles#10 "POP POP"-her neo-nostalgic,permanent and jazzy...
Once the expression of "We belong togather" and its romanticism I was impressed and longed for and still now... Read more
Published on June 2, 2009 by R. AOKI
5.0 out of 5 stars Soothing, very mellow, laid-back listening.
Mellow, laid-back listening experience that will soothe your troubled soul.
Put it on and get on with whatever it is you're doing and it will be there in the background to... Read more
Published on May 16, 2009 by Music Lover.
2.0 out of 5 stars 80% saccharine, 12% okay, 8% genius
For those who like their saccharine straight up, this album poses few challenges. Rickie sings her slouchy style competently enough, serving up a a candy colored bouquet of easy... Read more
Published on September 18, 2007 by aproductofsociety
5.0 out of 5 stars Nora Jones could take some lessons from Rickie Lee...
I'll keep this short and sweet...this is a GREAT smooth jazzy album of purely good music....propelled by the ever-cool RLJ and the always tasty Robben Ford.... Read more
Published on September 13, 2004 by Martin W Smith
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