Rick James

Real Name:
James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.
Profile:
American vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer.
Born on February 1, 1948 in Buffalo, New York, USA
Died August 6, 2004 in Burbank, California, USA

Growing up in the Buffalo ghetto as the third oldest child in a family of eight, by age 14 he already had legal troubles. In 1964 James went AWOL from the Navy because it interfered with his music career, and he fled to Canada for a few years.
His first band, formed in the 1960s with future Steppenwolf member Nick St. Nicholas was initially called the Sailor Boys but soon changed their name to The Mynah Birds. He also formed the blues band The Main Line, and was singing and writing in The Great White Cane.
In 1977 he formed the Stone City Band. His first album “Come and Get It” reached position 3 on the R&B charts, “You and I” went gold in September and “Mary Jane”, a barely-disguised hymn to marijuana, hit US R&B #3 in October 1977. He also helped launch the Mary Jane Girls in the mid-1980s. Rick James is also credited for establishing the “Punk Funk” style.
On the morning of August 6, 2004, Rick James was found dead in his Burbank, California home. He had died from pulmonary failure and cardiac failure with his various health conditions of diabetes, stroke, a pacemaker and a heart attack.
Sites:
Aliases:
In Groups:
Variations:

Rick James Discography Tracks

Albums

Rick James - Come Get It! album art Rick James Come Get It! (Album) Gordy US 1978 Sell This Version
Rick James - Bustin' Out Of L Seven album art Rick James Bustin' Out Of L Seven (Album) Gordy Spain 1979 Sell This Version
Rick James - Fire It Up album art Rick James Fire It Up (Album) Gordy Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
Rick James - In 'N' Out album art Rick James Presents The Stone City Band* Rick James Presents The Stone City Band* - In 'N' Out (Album) Gordy US 1980 Sell This Version
Rick James - Garden Of Love album art Rick James Garden Of Love (Album) Gordy France 1980 Sell This Version
none Rick James - Special Edition With Sid McCoy album art Rick James Special Edition With Sid McCoy(LP, Transcription) Westwood One none US 1980 Sell This Version
Rick James - Street Songs album art Rick James Street Songs (Album) Gordy Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
Rick James - Throwin' Down album art Rick James Throwin' Down (Album) Gordy South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
Rick James - Blow album art Rick James Presents Bobby M* Rick James Presents Bobby M* - Blow (Album) Gordy US 1982 Sell This Version
Rick James - Cold Blooded album art Rick James Cold Blooded (Album) Gordy Greece 1983 Sell This Version
Rick James - Glow album art Rick James Glow (Album) Gordy, Gordy Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Rick James - The Flag album art Rick James The Flag (Album) Gordy Italy 1986 Sell This Version
Rick James - Wonderful album art Rick James Wonderful (Album) Reprise Records Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Rick James - Urban Rapsody album art Rick James Urban Rapsody (Album) Raging Bull Records, Private I Records, Mercury US 1997 Sell This Version
015 Rick James - Deeper Still album art Rick James Deeper Still(CD, Album) Stone City Records 015 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Rick James - Kickin' album art Rick James Kickin'(10xFile, AAC, Album) Warner Bros. Records none 2014

Singles & EPs

1615-S Rick James - My Mama album art Rick James My Mama(7", Single, Mono, Promo) A&M Records 1615-S US 1974 Sell This Version
Rick James - Get Up And Dance album art Rick James Get Up And Dance Polydor Canada 1976 Sell This Version
Rick James - Mary Jane / Dream Maker album art Rick James Mary Jane / Dream Maker (Single) Gordy Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Rick James - You And I / Hollywood album art Rick James You And I / Hollywood (Single, EP) Gordy UK 1978 Sell This Version
PROM 31 Rick James - Lovin' Livin' and Givin' / You And I album art Diana Ross, Rick James Diana Ross, Rick James - Lovin' Livin' and Givin' / You And I(7", Single, Promo, Mis) Motown PROM 31 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
DD 90002 Rick James - Double Disco 45 RPM album art Rare Earth / Rick James Rare Earth / Rick James - Double Disco 45 RPM(12", Single) Motown DD 90002 Argentina 1978 Sell This Version
M-00058 Rick James - Warm Ride / You And I album art Rare Earth / Rick James Rare Earth / Rick James - Warm Ride / You And I(12", Single) Motown M-00058 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
Rick James - Summer Love album art Rick James Summer Love (Single) Motown UK 1979 Sell This Version
Rick James - High On Your Love Suite / One Mo Hit (Of Your Love) album art Rick James High On Your Love Suite / One Mo Hit (Of Your Love) (Single, Maxi) Motown, Motown US 1979 Sell This Version