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Rick James|Come Get It!

Come Get It!

Rick James

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After returning to the U.S. from London, where he fronted the blues band Mainline, Rick James cut one album with White Cane before he turned to his own solo venture. By 1977, he'd begun working with the Stone City Band, emerging at the end of the year with an album's worth of delicious funk-rock fusion. Released in spring 1978, Come Get It! was a triumphant debut, truly the sum of all that had gone before, at the same time as unleashing the rudiments of what would become not only his trademark sound, but also his mantra, his manifesto -- his self proclaimed punk-funk. Packed with intricate songs that are full of effusive energy, Come Get It! is marvelously hybridized funk, so tightly structured that, although they have the outward feel of funk's freewheeling jam, they never once cross the line into an uncontrolled frenzy. This is best demonstrated across the monumental, eight-plus-minute "You and I." With enough funk bubbling under the surface to supplant the outward disco sonics of the groove, but brought back to earth via James' vocal interpolations, "You and I" became James' first R&B chart hit, effortlessly slamming into the top spot. "Mary Jane," meanwhile, was James' homage to marijuana -- honoring the love affair through slang, it dipped into the Top Five in fall 1978. More importantly, though, it also offered up a remarkable preview of his subsequent vocal development. With nods to Earth, Wind & Fire on "Sexy Lady," Motown sonics on "Dream Maker," the passionate "Hollywood," and the classic club leanings of "Be My Lady," it's obvious that James was still very much in the throes of transition, still anticipating his future onslaught of hits and superstardom. Many of the songs here have a tendency toward the disco ethics that were inescapable in 1978, and have been faulted as such; nevertheless, what James achieved on this LP was remarkably fresh, and would prove vitally important to funk as it grew older during the next decade.
© Amy Hanson /TiVo

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1
Stone City Band, Hi! (Album Version)
00:03:28

Rick James, Producer, Mixer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Art Stewart, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1978 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
You And I
00:08:06

Rick James, Producer, Mixer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Art Stewart, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1978 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Sexy Lady (Album Version)
00:03:51

Rick James, Producer, Mixer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Art Stewart, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1978 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Dream Maker
00:05:15

Rick James, Producer, Mixer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Art Stewart, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1978 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Be My Lady (Album Version)
00:04:48

Rick James, Producer, Mixer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Art Stewart, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1978 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Mary Jane
00:04:57

Rick James, Producer, Mixer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Art Stewart, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1978 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Hollywood (Album Version)
00:07:33

Rick James, Producer, Mixer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Art Stewart, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1978 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Stone City Band, Bye! (Album Version)
00:01:09

Rick James, Producer, Mixer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Art Stewart, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1978 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
You And I (Extended M+M Mix)
00:09:55

Rick James, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - John Morales, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Art Stewart, Producer

℗ 2014 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

After returning to the U.S. from London, where he fronted the blues band Mainline, Rick James cut one album with White Cane before he turned to his own solo venture. By 1977, he'd begun working with the Stone City Band, emerging at the end of the year with an album's worth of delicious funk-rock fusion. Released in spring 1978, Come Get It! was a triumphant debut, truly the sum of all that had gone before, at the same time as unleashing the rudiments of what would become not only his trademark sound, but also his mantra, his manifesto -- his self proclaimed punk-funk. Packed with intricate songs that are full of effusive energy, Come Get It! is marvelously hybridized funk, so tightly structured that, although they have the outward feel of funk's freewheeling jam, they never once cross the line into an uncontrolled frenzy. This is best demonstrated across the monumental, eight-plus-minute "You and I." With enough funk bubbling under the surface to supplant the outward disco sonics of the groove, but brought back to earth via James' vocal interpolations, "You and I" became James' first R&B chart hit, effortlessly slamming into the top spot. "Mary Jane," meanwhile, was James' homage to marijuana -- honoring the love affair through slang, it dipped into the Top Five in fall 1978. More importantly, though, it also offered up a remarkable preview of his subsequent vocal development. With nods to Earth, Wind & Fire on "Sexy Lady," Motown sonics on "Dream Maker," the passionate "Hollywood," and the classic club leanings of "Be My Lady," it's obvious that James was still very much in the throes of transition, still anticipating his future onslaught of hits and superstardom. Many of the songs here have a tendency toward the disco ethics that were inescapable in 1978, and have been faulted as such; nevertheless, what James achieved on this LP was remarkably fresh, and would prove vitally important to funk as it grew older during the next decade.
© Amy Hanson /TiVo

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