Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
"U Bring The Freak Out" made me a Rick James fan
J. L LaRegina | New Jersey | 09/09/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Watching Rick James lip-sync "U Bring The Freak Out" on a 1983 television show instantly made me a fan. Shortly after, I purchased COLD BLOODED, the first of many Rick James albums I would own.
As I write this, the recent news of Rick James's August 2004 death has saddened music fans worldwide. Unfortunately, the media still prefers to publicize the man's personal problems rather than celebrate the funky grooves to which he treated us. Here's hoping James's music will outlast the words of those idiots.
And maybe the untimely death will lead to COLD BLOODED's reissue, as the only Rick James titles that seem to be available are hits collections. Along with the aforementioned "U Bring The Freak Out," COLD BLOODED features freaky, funky numbers such as the "P.I.M.P. The S.I.M.P.," "New York Town," "Cold Blooded," and the classic duet with Smokey Robinson, "Ebony Eyes."
I have every Rick James album except FIRE IT UP and GARDEN OF LOVE. Those aside, I recommend these James titles to the curious: COME GET IT; STREET SONGS; THROW DOWN; GLOW; THE FLAG; URBAN RAPSODY; and, of course, COLD BLOODED.
Long live the music of Rick James.
One of Rick James Masterpieces
DJ France | Aug , Ga | 06/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cold Blooded is A geat album i own it on vinyl lp and cd a Must Have Album which includes classics like cold blooded ebony eyes with smokeyrobinson pimp the simp with grandmaster flash & More. and if you didnt know theres two rick james dvd's coming out one is called superfreak 1982 and theres another 20th century masters and a 20th century cd remasterd vol .2 that i'll be available July 26th .and a new album on August 6th that he made before his death Rip Rick James Dont remeber him by dave chapelle jokes remeber him by Classics and a funk legend."
Rick james is jammin
DJ France | 03/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rick James was still on top when he made this album. This is a must have for all Rick James fans. There are a lot of classic Rick James songs in this album. P.I.M.P ,New York,Ebony Eyes,Cold Blooded, You can't help but to want this album. I'm still enjoying these songs today. So to all you fake Rick James bashers, don't try to down play this album. It is one of his best."