Gordy publish Rick James’ ‘Throwin’ Down’ featuring The Temptations, Teena Marie and Grace Slick (1982)

Rick James’ ‘Throwin’ Down’ is an album featuring The Temptations, Teena Marie and Grace Slick as guests and released on May 13, 1982 by Gordy.

Track Listing : 1.Dance Wit’ Me (Rick James) – 07:16 . 2.Money Talks (Rick James) – 04:50 . 3.Teardrops (Rick James) – 04:49 . 4.Throwdown (Rick James) – 03:17 . 5.Standing On The Top (Rick James) – 03:51 . 6.Hard To Get (Rick James) – 04:07 . 7.Happy (Rick James) – 05:29 . 8.She Blew My Mind (69 Times) (Rick James) – 04:11 . 9.My Love (James, Le Roi Johnson)- 02:53

Musicians : Rick James – Vocals, Guitars, Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Linn Drum Programming, Percussion . The Temptations – Vocals On (5) . Teena Marie – Vocals On (7) . Daniel Lemelle – Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, String Synthesizers, Backing Vocals . Levi Ruffin, Jr. – Electric And Acoustic Piano, Synthesizers, Backing Vocals . John Mcfee – Guitars . Tom Mcdermott – Guitars . Erskine Williams – Piano . Oscar Alston – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals . Lanise Hughes – Drums, Percussion . Narada Michael Walden – Drums, Percussion . Paul Hines – Drums, Percussion . Nate Hughes – Percussion, Handclaps, Backing Vocals . Roy Ayers – Vibraphone . Donny Keider – Vibraphone . Grace Slick – Backing Vocals . Jean Carn – Backing Vocals . Julia Tillman Waters – Backing Vocals . Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs – Backing Vocals . Maxine Willard Waters – Backing Vocals . Patti Brooks – Backing Vocals . Tabby Johnson – Backing Vocals . Diane Nixon – Backing Vocals . Jeri Fields – Backing Vocals . Moses Johnson – Backing Vocals . Joanne Mcduffy – Backing Vocals . Lisa Sarna – Handclaps, Backing Vocals . Aaron Dublin – Handclaps . Big John Main – Handclaps . Jennifer – Handclaps . Ronald Byrd – Handclaps

Production : Produced By Rick James

Recorded 1981- 1982 At Record Plant (Sausalito), Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Studios (Hollywood).

Released On May 13, 1982 By Gordy.

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Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
James decided to see how far he could push the formula: all six pop/funk tracks feature the same artificial handclap sound from “Super Freak” – “Hard To Get” is practically a note-for-note copy – and the three ballads all sound alike (but “Teardrops” is the corniest). […]

Robert Christgau
But all of the fast ones are such bad fun. Stealing his licks from G. Clinton & Co. (or maybe himself, who cares anymore?), he’s the nearest thing to a pop musician in the rock and roll sense that today’s black charts–not to mention today’s white charts–can offer. […]

creativeallies
The album cover pictures the frontman in animal skins and leather boots, clutching a shield and an axe-shaped Kramer bass. He’s got treasure, skulls, bubbling cauldrons and fire to complete the image. The influence here is clear: Conan the Barbarian was also released in 1982 and was the movie that earned Arnold Schwarzenegger international recognition. […]

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