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Street Songs (Deluxe Edition)

Rick James

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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.
© Alex Henderson /TiVo

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1
Give It To Me Baby (Album Version)
Rick James
00:04:09

Reggie Andrews, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Teena Marie Brockert, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Rick James, Producer, String Arranger, Vocals, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Daniel LeMelle, String Arranger, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Melvin Franklin, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1981 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Ghetto Life (Album Version)
Rick James
00:04:22

Otis Williams, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Rick James, Producer, Vocals, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dennis Edwards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Jane Girls, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Street, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Daniel LeMelle, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Melvin Franklin, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jeannette Dubois, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1981 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Make Love To Me (Album Version)
Rick James
00:04:48

Alonzo Miller, Producer, Executive Producer - Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1981 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Mr. Policeman (Album Version)
Rick James
00:04:18

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1981 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Super Freak (Album Version)
Rick James
00:03:24

Reggie Andrews, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Alonzo Miller, ComposerLyricist - Rick James, Producer, String Arranger, Vocals, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Temptations, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Daniel LeMelle, String Arranger, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1981 UMG Recordings, Inc., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group, Inc.

6
Fire And Desire (Album Version)
Rick James
00:07:22

Reggie Andrews, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Rick James, Producer, String Arranger, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Teena Marie, FeaturedArtist - Daniel LeMelle, String Arranger, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1981 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Call Me Up (Album Version)
Rick James
00:03:56

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1981 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Below The Funk (Pass The J) (Album Version)
Rick James
00:02:39

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1981 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Give It To Me Baby (12" Version)
Rick James
00:05:44

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Daniel LeMelle, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1981 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Give It To Me Baby (Instrumental)
Rick James
00:06:50

Rick James, Producer, Rhythm Arranger, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Daniel LeMelle, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1981 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Super Freak (12" Version)
Rick James
00:07:08

Alonzo Miller, ComposerLyricist - Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1981 UMG Recordings, Inc., Licensed Courtesy Of UMG

12
Super Freak (Instrumental)
Rick James
00:03:33

Alonzo Miller, ComposerLyricist - Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1981 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

DISC 2

1
Introduction (Rick James/Street Songs-Deluxe Edition) (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Rick James
00:01:46

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Ghetto Life (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Rick James
00:04:21

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Big Time (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Rick James
00:07:07

Leroy Burgess, ComposerLyricist - James Calloway, ComposerLyricist - Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Sonny Davenport, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Come Into My Life (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Rick James
00:04:14

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
I'm A Sucker For Your Love (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Levi Ruffin Jr.
00:08:28

Rick James, ComposerLyricist - Teena Marie, FeaturedArtist - Levi Ruffin Jr., MainArtist, FeaturedArtist

℗ 2001 Universal Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Square Biz (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Teena Marie
00:07:00

Allen Henry McGrier, ComposerLyricist - Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Teena Marie, MainArtist - Mary Brocket, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Fire It Up (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Rick James
00:03:35

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Love Gun (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Rick James
00:05:42

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Do You Want Some Funk?! (Interlude / 1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Rick James
00:02:22

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Mary Jane (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Rick James
00:10:39

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Super Freak (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Rick James
00:04:21

Alonzo Miller, ComposerLyricist - Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
You And I (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Rick James
00:11:48

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Give It To Me Baby (1981/Live In Long Beach, CA)
Rick James
00:06:05

Rick James, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2001 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

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.
© Alex Henderson /TiVo

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