12 news items tagged as 1979
"Fire It Up" ReviewFebruary 1, 2011 9:36 pmColumbia S.C. Record: Dec 1, 1979. "Rick James' Third Album Covers Broad Range of Music" MORE "Love Gun" ReviewFebruary 1, 2011 9:42 pmThe San Mateo, CA Advocate, Dec 13, 1979. "Disco" by Richard Dearborn MORE "Fire It Up" ReviewFebruary 1, 2011 9:44 pmMelody Maker, Dec 15, 1979. "Still On The Loose" by Peter Wingfield. MORE A Step AheadApril 9, 2014 7:50 amRick was always a step ahead. When "Fire It Up" had just been released, an interviewer asked if he was thinking about putting out another album. Rick says to him, "The songs are finished already – all I have to do is record it."John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979 MORE LabelsApril 11, 2014 8:13 amRick never approved of anyone labeling his sound or his concept. "Let me label myself!" - RJ MORE Quote of the DayApril 16, 2014 7:55 am"Every album I do will always be different... I don't feel I have one sound and I consciously try for a lot of different sounds." -Rick JamesJohn Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979 MORE Quote of the DayApril 21, 2014 8:16 am"I feel that all music is valid and should be accepted as just that. It shouldn't be just a record business tool." - Rick JamesJohn Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979 MORE Quote of the DayApril 23, 2014 8:41 am"I'm not a disco artist. I'm not a Rock artist or a Funk artist. I'm an artist." - Rick James, John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979 MORE Donna SummerApril 25, 2014 9:02 am"Now, Donna Summer isn't a disco artiste - she's Crisco! She's oiled all the way so she goes disco, popsco, MORsco." -Rick James, John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979 MORE Quote of the DayApril 28, 2014 8:52 am"You see, we all think we know so much and yet we understand so little. I don't think there is any hope of us solving our own problems. But individually we can all try." -Rick James, John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979 MORE Quote of the DaySeptember 15, 2014 7:49 amRick had this to say when asked about how his music background influenced his recording process: "A lot of black musicians limit themselves to just R&B or Jazz and they don't get off into the classics, for example - or folk music. There aren't too many Funk performers who would even know who Robert Johnson is, for example!" - Blues & Soul, 1979.