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Blues and Soul Magazine
July 13, 2012 1:54 pm
Blues and Soul Magazine took a minute to analyze Rick's particular brand of music in 1978. Enjoy this article from the archives here: http://ow.ly/d/HRR
Quote of the Day
April 4, 2014 7:16 am
"I love the way the English bands do it and that's how our show will be. They all build up this kind of mystique and charisma and yet it isn't pretentious..."  MORE
A Step Ahead
April 9, 2014 7:50 am
Rick 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
Quote of the Day
April 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 Day
April 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 Day
April 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 Summer
April 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 Day
April 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 Day
September 15, 2014 7:49 am
Rick 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.
Quote of the Day
October 6, 2014 7:51 am
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." #onestepahead - John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979  MORE
Quote of the Day
October 22, 2014 7:53 am
"In those days, I wanted to be as big as Sly was at the time. Now, there's no telling how Big Rick James can get if he hangs in there." - Rick James, John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979  MORE
Quote of the Day
May 25, 2015 12:08 pm
"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! - Rick James speaking with Blues & Soul, 1979  MORE
Quote of the Day
July 29, 2015 1:41 pm
"Part of the sound that I have been credited with comes from being able to change my sound. I don't feel I have one sound and I consciously try for a lot of different sounds." - Rick James speaking with Blues & Soul in 1979  MORE
Quote of the Day
September 14, 2016 9:14 am
"A striking figure both on and off stage, Rick is built like a fighter and his beaded corn-row hairstyle (of the African tribe, Masai) makes him distinctive from all others." - Blues & Soul, September 1978  MORE


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