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Rick James

Rick James
Born: Feb 1, 1948 in Buffalo, NY
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Died: Aug 6, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: R&B, Rap, Pop/Rock
Biography: In the late '70s, when the fortunes of Motown Records seemed to be flagging, Rick James came along and rescued the company, providing funky hits that updated the label's style and saw it through into the mid-'80s. Actually, James had been with Motown earlier, though nothing had come of it. After growing ...Read full biography
Street Songs [Deluxe Edition]
Released: 1981
Label: Motown
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Street Songs is one of the definitive R&B/funk albums from the '80s. Although much of the subject matter delves into the seamier and otherwise decadent undercurrent of pop society, Rick James, with his ...Read full review
Street Songs [Remastered With Bonus Tracks]
Released: 1981
Label: Motown
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Disappointed because Garden of Love wasn't as well received as it should have been, Rick James made a triumphant return to defiant, in-your-face funk with the triple-platinum Street Songs. This was not ...Read full review
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