Vinyl LP Reissue!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Super Freak" - Rated 481/500!
The fifth album from the unique R&B musician Rick James was released in 1981.
Street Songs stands tall as one of the definitive R&B/Funk album of the 80s. A
triple-platinum hit, All Music.com calls it "defiant, in-your-face funk…This
was not only [Rick James’] best-selling album ever, it was also his best,
period, and certainly the most exciting album released in 1981."
Street Songs stayed at #1 on the R&B chart for 5 months upon its release,
peaking at #3 on the Pop chart. Even today, the album’s hits, "Super Freak" and
"Give It To Me Baby," are heard everywhere. The song "Fire and Desire," a duet
with Teena Marie, was not originally intended as a single but was played on R&B
radio stations pushing it to become a classic hit.
"...honest, gut-level emotion. James simply follows what's in his gut and
lets it rip. Even the world's most casual funksters shouldn't be without this
pearl of an album." -Alex Henderson, allmusic.com
• Vinyl LP Reissue
1. Give It To Me Baby
2. Ghetto Life
3. Make Love To Me
4. Mr. Policeman
1. Super Freak
2. Fire and Desire
3. Call Me Up
4. Below the Funk (Pass the J)