Rick James releases his fifth album : ‘Street Songs’ featuring ‘Super Freak’ (1981)

Rick James‘ ‘Street Songs’ feat. ‘Super Freak is his fifth album released on April 7, 1981 by Gordy.

Track Listing : 1.Give It To Me Baby (Rick James) – 04:08 . 2.Ghetto Life (Rick James) – 04:20 . 3.Make Love To Me (Rick James) – 04:48 . 4.Mr. Policeman (Rick James) – 04:17 . 5.Super Freak (Rick James, Alonzo Miller) – 03:24 . 6.Fire And Desire (Rick James) – 07:17 . 7.Call Me Up (Rick James) – 03:53 . 8.Below The Funk (Pass The J) (Rick James) – 02:36

Musicians : Rick James – Bass, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Poetry, Timbales, Timpani, Vocals . Teena Marie – Handclapping, Vocals On (6) . Gerald Albright – Flute (Tenor) . Oscar Alston – Bass, Handclapping, Percussion . Clifford J. Ervin – Flugelhorn, Piccolo, Trumpet . John Ervin – Flute, Trombone . Fernando Harkless – Trumpet . Nathan Hughes – Percussion . Daniel Lemelle – Flute, Handclapping, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor) . Tom Mcdermott – Guitar, Percussion . Armando Peraza – Percussion . Roy Poper – Trumpet . Raul Rekow – Percussion . Narada Michael Walden – Drums . Bugsy Wilcox – Percussion . Erskine Williams – Clavinet, Keyboards, Organ (Hammond) . Stevie Wonder – Harmonica . The Temptations – Vocals . Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs – Vocals . Marci Thomas – Vocals . Julia Waters Tilman – Vocals . Jackie Ruffin – Vocals . Maxine Willard Waters – Vocals . Melvin Franklin – Vocals . Pattie Brooks – Vocals . Ja’Net Dubois – Vocals . Lisa Sarna – Handclapping . Victoria Reed – Handclapping

Production : Produced By Rick James . Tony Autore – Assistant Engineer . Bobby Brooks – Engineer, Mixing . Michael “Mike Dee” Johnson – Assistant Engineer

Package : Rick James – Cover Art Concept . Johnny Lee – Art Direction . Ginny Livingston – Design . Norman Moore – Logo Design . Ron Slenzak – Photography . Craig Werner – Liner Notes

Recorded In January 1981 At The Record Plant, Sausalito, Ca & Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Recording Studios, Hollywood, Ca.

ReleasedOn April 7, 1981 By Gordy.

(Source Rick James‘ ‘Street Songs’ feat. ‘Super Freak | Official Site)

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Sputnikmusic.com
The beat and rhythm are infectious, highlighted by claps, Rick’s distinctive voiceand of course his bass lines. The songs are deceptively simple. […]

BBC
What made Street Songs such a success was the defiant and passionate performances given by James, together with the innovative and exciting songwriting throughout. […]

allmusic
But then, the thing that makes this hot-headed diatribe extreme is what makes the album on the whole so arresting — honest, gut-level emotion. James simply follows what’s in his gut and lets it rip. Even the world’s most casual funksters shouldn’t be without this pearl of an album. […]

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