RICK JAMES

Funk / RnB • United States
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Flashy, oft-troubled Canadian vocalist/producer who created a pioneering mix of R&B and rock he called "punk funk."

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 up in Buffalo and running away to join the Naval Reserves, he ran away from the Navy to Toronto, where he was in a band with future Buffalo Springfield members Neil Young and Bruce Palmer, and with Goldy McJohn, later of Steppenwolf. As the Mynah Birds, they signed to Motown and recorded, though no record was ever released.

James had a journeyman's career playing bass in various groups before signing again to Motown as an artist, songwriter, and producer.
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Street Songs [Vinyl]Street Songs [Vinyl]
Motown Records 2009
$13.41
$10.95 (used)
Anthology [2 CD]Anthology [2 CD]
Remastered
Motown Records 2009
$19.64
$14.98 (used)
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rick James20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rick James
Remastered
Motown Records 2010
$7.44
$2.91 (used)
Rick James - Greatest HitsRick James - Greatest Hits
Polygram Uk 2000
$4.13
$6.00 (used)
Come Get It!Come Get It!
Universal Special Products 2005
$14.85
$5.37 (used)
Rick James: Super Freak Live 1982Rick James: Super Freak Live 1982
Multiple Formats · Dolby
Eagle Rock Ent 2005
$10.61
$2.00 (used)
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RICK JAMES Come Get It! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Come Get It!
Funk 1978
RICK JAMES Bustin' Out Of L Seven album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bustin' Out Of L Seven
Funk 1979
RICK JAMES Fire It Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fire It Up
Funk 1979
RICK JAMES Rick James Presents The Stone City Band : In 'N' Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rick James Presents The Stone City Band : In 'N' Out
Funk 1980
RICK JAMES Garden Of Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Garden Of Love
RnB 1980
RICK JAMES Street Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Street Songs
Funk 1981
RICK JAMES Throwin' Down album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Throwin' Down
Funk 1982
RICK JAMES Cold Blooded album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cold Blooded
Funk 1983
RICK JAMES Glow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Glow
RnB 1985
RICK JAMES The Flag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Flag
RnB 1986
RICK JAMES Wonderful album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wonderful
RnB 1988
RICK JAMES Urban Rapsody1997 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Urban Rapsody1997
Funk 1997
RICK JAMES Deeper Still album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deeper Still
RnB 2007
RICK JAMES Kickin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kickin'
Funk 2014

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RICK JAMES Spacey Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spacey Love
Funk 1980
RICK JAMES Reflections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reflections
Funk 1984
RICK JAMES Fire And Desire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fire And Desire
Funk 1984
RICK JAMES Hard To Get album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hard To Get
Funk 1984
RICK JAMES Bustin' Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bustin' Out
Funk 1994
RICK JAMES The Definitive Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Collection
Funk 2006

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