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David Ritz on Rick James
August 12, 2013 7:26 am
As the seventies melted into the eighties, Rick was bad, superbad, the baddest of the bad. His orchestrations were brilliant, his shows spectacular. He worked in the celebrated R&B instrumental tradition—percussive guitar riffs, busy bass lines, syncopated horn punches—extending from Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Ike Turner, James Brown, Sly Stone and George Clinton . . . His funk was high and mighty while his attitude stayed down and dirty. His eroticism was raw. He was an early gangsta of love, outrageous, unmanageable, both benefactor and victim of his own inexhaustible energy."  MORE
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June 27, 2014 7:34 am
"Marvin's story is incredible. But wait until you hear mine." - Rick James to David Ritz. Get the whole story in GLOW. Pre-order now: http://bit.ly/1g6bgz7
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June 30, 2014 7:42 am
"Between Parliament and Prince, Rick carried the banner of black pop over that fertile territory known as funk. As the seventies melted into the eighties, he was bad, superbad, the baddest of the bad." - David Ritz. Get the whole story: http://bit.ly/1g6bgz7
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February 3, 2016 8:14 am
"Rick James carried the banner of black pop over that fertile territory known as funk." - David Ritz  MORE
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May 11, 2016 12:51 pm
"Outrageous, unmanageable, both benefactor and victim of his own inexhaustible energy." -Dave Ritz  MORE
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May 17, 2017 6:54 am
"His funk was high and mighty while his attitude stayed down and dirty. His eroticism was raw. He was an early gangsta of love, outrageous, unmanageable, both benefactor and victim of his own inexhaustible energy." - David Ritz, Scary Monsters and Freaks.  MORE


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