• A1:    

    Give It To Me Baby

  • A2:    

    Ghetto Life

  • A3:    

    Make Love To Me

  • A4:    

    Mr. Policeman

  • B1:    

    Super Freak

  • B2:    

    Fire And Desire

  • B3:    

    Call Me Up

  • B4:    

    Below The Funk (Pass The J)

PLAY ALL 8 tracks

In light of soul singer-songwriter Rick James' wild and controversial behaviour during his career, it's easy to forget that he wrote some vastly successful and celebrated music. Nowadays he's best remembered for a famous and celebrated sketch from the TV show Chapelle's Show, or for his various arrests for drug charges, but during late-1970s and 1980s he was a powerhouse of his genre. The nadir of this success was undoubtedly James' fifth album. He was already a gold-selling funk/soul artist with multiple Top 40 hits under his belt, but 1981's Street Songs was the album that broke him into the mainstream. The album took the smooth, swaggering sound that he had built his career upon, and fused it elements of rock and new wave, into a sound that James dubbed "funk punk." It even featured vocal backing from The Temptations, and a harmonica solo from Stevie Wonder. Street Sounds was an immediate commercial hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard Pop charts, reaching platinum status, selling over a million copies. In addition to various Grammy nominations, Street Sounds also produced major chart hits in tracks like "Give It To Me Baby", "Ghetto Life", and what would become his most successful signature song; "Super Freak", which peaked at #16 on the US Pop Charts, and was famously sampled by MC Hammer for his mega-hit "U Can't Touch This." It caught the attention of publications as well, who heaped critical praise upon the album, even netting a rare A- grade from noted rock music curmudgeon Robert Christgau.


Includes a voucher to download MP3 version of the album.


A1 Give It To Me Baby 4:07
A2 Ghetto Life 4:20
A3 Make Love To Me 4:48
A4 Mr. Policeman 4:17

B1 Super Freak 3:25
B2 Fire And Desire 7:19
B3 Call Me Up 3:54
B4 Below The Funk (Pass The J) 2:36

RICK JAMES LP Street Songs

€21.90 Precio
€17.90Precio de oferta

Label: Gordy ‎– G 1002

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram

Country: Europe

Released: 2016


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