"Ebony Eyes"
07/15/15 7:55 am
"Like Marvin and Stevie, Smokey was a man I deeply admired. Wasn't easy for me to find the authority to produce his vocal. It was easy for Smokey, though, because, for all his genius accomplishments, he's a humble cat who allowed me to direct the whole operation. I'll always love him for that." - Rick James on working with Smokey Robinson on "Ebony Eyes".  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
07/13/15 8:02 am
"James' records are as creative and musically substantial as anything you might care to compare them to. Equally adept at pulling off a candlelight ballad or high velocity funk, full bore rock 'n' roll or a moody tale of heartbreak, Rick James' six albums show a gifted songwriter/musician/singer/producer." - Musician, 1983  MORE >>
Mary Jane
07/10/15 8:07 am
"'Mary Jane' was about my love affair with pot. I wrote the song on Fender bass. Peter Tosh was much on my mind. Once I got in the studio, I added an unfinished rock piece as an intro. Then I added flutes and, toward the end, broke it down to reggae. That rhythm guitar ain't nothing but a James Brown thang." - Rick James   MORE >>
Street Songs Vinyl Re-Release Party
07/08/15 1:30 pm
Friday, 7/31 - 7pm at the Record Parlour in Los Angeles, CA!  MORE >>
07/08/15 7:39 am
"...a fast-paced memoir recounting his sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll exploits." - Publisher's Weekly on Rick's autobiography, "Glow" which was released this week in 2014   MORE >>
Money Talks
07/06/15 7:56 am
"What about the war and destitute, Well, they don't matter, They do not compute" - Rick James "Money Talks"  MORE >>
07/03/15 8:17 am
"The brash insouciance of the past has been replaced with a maturity that partakes more of classic soul stylists like Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes and Barry White than shouters like Little Richard or James Brown." - Creem on "Glow", 1985  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
07/01/15 4:05 pm
"Not only was I back making hits, I was making history. Motown hadn't seen sales like this since the days of Stevie's Songs in the Key of Life. I had reclaimed my glow - and then some." - Rick James   MORE >>
Teena Marie
06/29/15 7:29 am
Rick James and Teena Marie warm your loins one last time in 2004.  MORE >>
A Very Kinky Girl
06/26/15 8:03 am
Tag a very kinky girl. Namely, the kind you don't take home to mother. Choose wisely; we don't want to ruin anyone's day here.  MORE >>

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