Rick's Pick
06/10/13 4:30 pm
Josephine Baker, "50 Ans de Chansons" – Daring fashion, sultry songs, and chart topping hits: Josephine Baker and Rick James were cut from the same cloth. Read more about this record from Rick's collection:
Quote of the Day
06/05/13 4:18 pm
"I hate to have people call me a funk artist. I always get upset when I hear that. I'm so much more than a funk artist. I love lyrics. I like to consider myself a good lyricist. I love classical music, and I love Indian music, and I love all these musics that I've studied. I love jazz and R&B, Latin, salsa music, all that kind of stuff. Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and all that. My love for music ranges, and it's so deep. To call me a funk artist really undermines me, and everything that I've done."
Rick's Pick
06/03/13 5:57 pm
Rick James' personal record collection is as eclectic as it is interesting. Explore the music that Rick listened to and discover some new gems in the process! Let us know your thoughts on the music in Rick's collection. Rick's pick: George Duke, “Follow The Rainbow” – What happens when a jazz virtuoso releases a trippy soul/R&B record? This. Read more about the record – and a highlight track here:
Quote of the Day
05/31/13 3:46 pm
"It gave me a sense of independence. It gave me a sense of the whole traveling-minstrel thing. I was over there singing and playing for a living." – Rick James, on living in Europe in the 1970s
Quote of the Day
05/29/13 4:44 pm
"My teacher said I would either be a hoodlum, or a great entertainer." - Rick James  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/24/13 4:18 pm
"If anything I consider myself non-violent. I'm from the hippy era, peace, love, groovy." - Rick James  MORE >>
Question of the Day
05/22/13 4:22 pm
What is one of Rick's favorite rap songs of all time?  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/20/13 4:24 pm
"I didn't really have anything. I had a little room that I lived in with a bed and a record player. And I had this group, and we were all very happy. We were all happy to be living a very free life." – Rick James, on his days in Toronto
Quote of the Day
05/18/13 11:39 am
"Off-stage it's cool-out time. You can't funk and roll all the time." - Rick James  MORE >>

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