Rick James – Street Songs (1981)

Rick James - Street Songs (1981)
Artist: Rick James
Album: Street Songs
Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk
Released: 1981
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Give It To Me Baby
Ghetto Life
Make Love To Me
Mr. Policeman
Super Freak
Fire And Desire (with Teena Marie)
Call Me Up
Below The Funk Pass (Pass The J)
Give It To Me Baby (12″ mix)
Super Freak (12″ mix)


Disappointed because Garden of Love wasn’t as well received as it should have been, Rick James made a triumphant return to defiant, in-your-face funk with the triple-platinum Street Songs. This was not only his best-selling album ever, it was also his best period, and certainly the most exciting album released in 1981. The gloves came all the way off this time, and James is as loud and proud as ever on such arresting hits as “Super Freak,” “Give It to Me Baby,” and “Ghetto Life.” Ballads aren’t a high priority, but those he does offer (including his stunning duet with Teena Marie, “Fire and Desire”) are first-rate. Even the world’s most casual funksters shouldn’t be without this pearl of an album.
Review by Alex Henderson

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