Anthology CD (2009)

Artist: Rick James

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 210881347
UPC 602527022451
UPC 14 00602527022451
Format CD
Release Date 4/14/2009
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Author Rick James
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Motown Singles Collection (1972-1992)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Pure Funk
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Strip Jointz
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Millennium Collection
Compilation Appearance Party Starter Level 1-The Classics
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Best Of Motown 1970s Millennium Collection
Compilation Appearance Gold
Compilation Appearance Motown Remixed
Compilation Appearance Little Miss Sunshine
Compilation Appearance Gold
Compilation Appearance 80S Soul Gold 0906
Compilation Appearance Motown Number 1's Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Old School Vol 9
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance Old School Volume 10
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Motown
Compilation Appearance Anthology
Compilation Appearance Motown 50 Fanthology
Compilation Appearance Old School Volume 2
Compilation Appearance Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Compilation Appearance Old School 6
Compilation Appearance Old School Gold Box Set
Compilation Appearance Original Album Series
Associated Artist/Work Smooth Jazz All Stars
Associated Artist/Work The Smooth Jazz All Stars
Technical Info
CatalogID 001282502
Lable Name Motown
Released 04/14/2009
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 147m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602527022451
Musical Guests
Teena Marie
Smokey Robinson
Grandmaster Flash
Roy Ayers
Roxanne Shante
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Rick James (vocals, arranger, various instruments);
Teena Marie, Smokey Robinson (vocals); Grandmaster Flash, Roxanne Shante
(rap vocals); John McFee (guitar); Daniel LeMelle (saxophone); Roy Poper (trumpet); John Ervin (trombone); Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Randy Dunlap, Cheryl Dunlap (background vocals).
Producer: Rick James.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Recorded between 1978 & 1988. Includes liner notes by David Ritz.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: John McFee (guitar); Daniel LeMelle (saxophone); Roy Poper (trumpet); John Ervin (trombone); Roy Ayers (vibraphone).
Liner Note Author: David Ritz.
Arranger: Rick James .
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.
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.)
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."
Disc 1
1 You and I,Dance Wit' Me
2 Mary Jane,Standing On The Top - (featuring Rick James)
3 Hollywood,Hard to Get
4 Bustin' Out (On Funk),Happy
5 Fire It Up,69 Times
6 Love Gun,My Love
7 Come Into My Life,U Bring the Freak Out
8 When Love Has Gone,Cold Blooded
9 Big Time,Ebony Eyes - (featuring Smokey Robinson)
10 Island Lady,P.I.M.P. The S.I.M.P.
11 Give It to Me Baby,17
12 Super Freak,Glow
13 Fire and Desire,Moon Child
14 Sweet and Sexy Thing
Disc 2
1 You and I,Dance Wit' Me
2 Mary Jane,Standing On The Top - (featuring Rick James)
3 Hollywood,Hard to Get
4 Bustin' Out (On Funk),Happy
5 Fire It Up,69 Times
6 Love Gun,My Love
7 Come Into My Life,U Bring the Freak Out
8 When Love Has Gone,Cold Blooded
9 Big Time,Ebony Eyes - (featuring Smokey Robinson)
10 Island Lady,P.I.M.P. The S.I.M.P.
11 Give It to Me Baby,17
12 Super Freak,Glow
13 Fire and Desire,Moon Child
14 Sweet and Sexy Thing
Product Attributes
Artist James,Rick
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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