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Anthology (2002)

Artist: Rick James
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Format: CD
Sku: 210881347
UPC: 602527022451
UPC 14: 00602527022451
Release Date: 4/14/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. You and I ~ Rick James (Bass)
2. Mary Jane ~ Rick James (Bass)
3. Hollywood ~ Rick James (Bass)
4. Bustin' Out (On Funk) ~ Rick James (Bass)
5. Fire It Up ~ Rick James (Bass)
6. Love Gun ~ Rick James (Bass)
7. Come Into My Life ~ Rick James (Bass)
8. When Love Has Gone ~ Rick James (Bass)
9. Big Time ~ Rick James (Bass)
10. Island Lady ~ Rick James (Bass)
11. Give It to Me Baby ~ Rick James (Bass)
12. Super Freak ~ Rick James (Bass)
13. Fire and Desire ~ Rick James (Bass)
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Dance Wit' Me ~ Rick James (Bass)
2. Standing On The Top - (featuring Rick James) ~ Rick James (Bass)
3. Hard to Get ~ Rick James (Bass)
4. Happy ~ Rick James (Bass)
5. 69 Times ~ Rick James (Bass)
6. My Love ~ Rick James (Bass)
7. U Bring the Freak Out ~ Rick James (Bass)
8. Cold Blooded ~ Rick James (Bass)
9. Ebony Eyes - (featuring Smokey Robinson) ~ Rick James (Bass)
10. P.I.M.P. The S.I.M.P. ~ Rick James (Bass)
11. 17 ~ Rick James (Bass)
12. Glow ~ Rick James (Bass)
13. Moon Child ~ Rick James (Bass)
14. Sweet and Sexy Thing ~ Rick James (Bass)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Rick James (vocals, arranger, various instruments);
Muze PNote Teena Marie, Smokey Robinson (vocals); Grandmaster Flash, Roxanne Shante
Muze PNote (rap vocals); John McFee (guitar); Daniel LeMelle (saxophone); Roy Poper (trumpet); John Ervin (trombone); Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Randy Dunlap, Cheryl Dunlap (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producer: Rick James.
Muze PNote Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1978 & 1988. Includes liner notes by David Ritz.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote Personnel: John McFee (guitar); Daniel LeMelle (saxophone); Roy Poper (trumpet); John Ervin (trombone); Roy Ayers (vibraphone).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: David Ritz.
Muze PNote Arranger: Rick James .
Muze PNote Of the many Rick James hits compilations available, ANTHOLOGY is one of the best. James was the flagship artist at Motown throughout the late 1970s and '80s, keeping the sound of the label vital and contemporary long after the heyday of the Temptations and Smokey Robinson. Over the course of two discs and 28 tracks, ANTHOLOGY surveys the length of James's Motown tenure, extending all the way up to 1988's "Loosey's Rap" (featuring Roxanne Shante), and representing the performer's mix of classic R&B, disco-inflected dance-floor anthems, '80s electro-groove, and hard party funk.
Muze PNote Like the best Motown artists, James had an outstanding ear as an arranger and producer. His songs feature roiling beds of rhythm, burbling synthesizers, sharp horn charts, swirling strings, and unfolding choruses of male and female backup singers. The biggest hits--"You and I" (James's first single), the exuberant "Give It to Me Baby," and the irrepressible "Super Freak (Part 1)," his signature song--are here. However, the set is also packed with other gems, including collaborations with Smokey Robinson ("Ebony Eyes"), the Temptations ("Standing on the Top [Part 1]"), and Teena Marie ("Fire and Desire"). ANTHOLOGY works perfectly as a retrospective, and as a top-notch sampler of this funk icon's work. (Note: The 22-track GOLD collection features many of the selections found here.)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Teena Marie
Muze Guest Artist Smokey Robinson
Muze Guest Artist Grandmaster Flash
Muze Guest Artist Roy Ayers
Muze Guest Artist Roxanne Shante

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Motown Singles Collection (1972-1992)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Pure Funk
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Strip Jointz
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Millennium Collection
Muze Music Compilations Party Starter Level 1-The Classics
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Best Of Motown 1970s Millennium Collection
Muze Music Compilations Gold
Muze Music Compilations Motown Remixed
Muze Music Compilations 80S Soul Gold 0906
Muze Music Compilations Motown Number 1's Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Old School Vol 9
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Motown
Muze Music Compilations Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Motown 50 Fanthology
Muze Music Compilations Old School Volume 2
Muze Music Compilations Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Muze Music Compilations Old School Gold Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Old School 6
Muze Music Compilations Gold
Muze Music Compilations Little Miss Sunshine
Muze Music Compilations Original Album Series
Muze Music Compilations Old School Volume 10

Associated Artists and Works

Smooth Jazz All Stars
The Smooth Jazz All Stars

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/14/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 001282502
Music Label Name Label : Motown
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602527022451

Professional Reviews

Q (9/02, p.126)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...It's hard to argue with music this determined..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(9/02, p.116)
- "James pulls out all the stops, drawing from jazz and old-school R&B riffs and reggae, Detroit soul, and even rock 'n' roll...this is a well-annotated anthology that paints an honest picture of the artist and his oeuvre, [however] raw and revealing it may be."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   James,Rick
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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