“Give It To Me Baby” by Rick James (1981)

“Give It To Me Baby” is a monster, a classic Rick James party jam. It starts off with a thunderous bass before launching into a whomping funk groove. The King of Punk Funk is in full “I’m Rick James, bitch!” mode here, bellowing “I’ll make you holler you’ve had enough!” However, considering the preceding lyrics… Read More “Give It To Me Baby” by Rick James (1981)

“All Night Long” by The Mary Jane Girls (1983)

The person most responsible for the public perception of Rick James is Rick James. Rick did much to promote himself as a coke-fueled hedonist (even after his coke-fueled hedonist days were over), and that image took away from the fact that he was an amazingly talented singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Case in point: “All Night… Read More “All Night Long” by The Mary Jane Girls (1983)