RICKIE LEE JONES Releases Video For “Nagasaki,” From Her ‘Kicks’ Album

With her new album KICKS out today (June 7), singer, songwriter and musician RICKIE LEE JONES has released a video for “Nagasaki,” the album’s second single. For her version of the song–which was first performed by the Ipana Troubadours in 1928 and was most famously recorded by the Benny Goodman Quartet in 1952–JONES gives the track a traditional jazz offering of tight three-part harmonies.

For the clip, RICKIE LEE teamed with award-winning animator/film maker Ben Clarkson to create an anime clip with cameos from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un plus the superhero on the KICKS album cover who defeats the monsters and saves the world. Watch the “Nagasaki” video here.

The album cover, by artist Peregrine Honig, is a super-hero woman in boxing gloves. Sound like anyone we know? RICKIE LEE JONES, superhero, with a super weapon smile! “In times like these,”Miss Jonessmiles, “a smile can be subversive. Here is Rickie Lee‘s musical smile.”

Miss Jones’ own label, OSOD (other side of desire), released KICKS with Thirty Tigers distributing. The album is available here, along with a variety of official KICKS merchandise including t-shirts, posters, totes and other items. In addition, fans can pre-order the album via traditional sites: All RetailSpotifyiTunesApple and Amazon; all pre-orders receive the “Lonely People” instant grat track with the purchase of the pre-release of the album.

The KICKS track listing is as follows:

  1. “Bad Company” (Bad Company, 1974)

  2. “My Fathers Gun” (Elton John, 1970)

  3. “Lonely People” (America, 1974)

  4. “Houston” (Sanford Clark, 1964; made famous by Dean Martin, 1965)

  5. “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You” (Russ Morgan, 1944; made famous by Dean Martin, 1960/1964)

  6. “Nagasaki” (Ipana Troubadours, 1928; most famous by Benny Goodman Quartet, 1952)

  7. “Mack The Knife” (Louis Armstrong, 1956; made famous by Bobby Darin, 1958)

  8. “Quicksilver Girl” (Steve Miller Band, 1968)

  9. “End Of The World” (Skeeter Davis, 1962)

  10. “Cry” (Ruth Casey, 1951; made famous by Johnnie Ray and the Four Lads, 1951)

In support of the album, RICKIE LEE JONES will perform a run of U.S. dates. Her initial 2019 tour dates are as follows:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Fri-Sun

6/7-6/9

Park City, UT

The Egyptian Theatre

Tue-Wed

6/11 & 6/12

Seattle, WA

The Triple Door

Fri

6/14

Boulder, CO

Boulder Theater

Sat

6/15

Fort Collins, CO

The Armory

Sun

6/16

Kansas City, KS

Crossroads

Tue

6/18

Atlanta, GA

The City Winery

Wed

6/19

Nashville, TN

The City Winery

Fri

6/21

Dallas, TX

The Kessler

Sat

6/22

Austin, TX

The 04 Center

Sun

6/23

Houston, TX

The Heights

Tue

6/25

Albuquerque, NM

KiMo Theater

Wed

6/26

Phoenix, AZ

MIM

Thu

6/27

San Diego, CA

San Diego State Fair

Thu

7/18

Berkeley, CA

Freight & Salvage

Fri

7/19

Berkeley, CA

Freight & Salvage

Sat

7/20

Marina Del Rey, CA

Summer Series

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