Fire It Up [Bonus Tracks]

Fire It Up [Bonus Tracks]

by Rick James
     
 
Rick James's third album in 18 months may have spread the funk a little thin (or saturated the market), since Fire It Up was not as effective as his first two efforts. The usual mix of rock and R&B had some disco added, which dulled the music's edge and made it more formulaic. At the same time, James's single-entendre come ons, notably the album's biggest

Overview

Rick James's third album in 18 months may have spread the funk a little thin (or saturated the market), since Fire It Up was not as effective as his first two efforts. The usual mix of rock and R&B had some disco added, which dulled the music's edge and made it more formulaic. At the same time, James's single-entendre come ons, notably the album's biggest single, "Love Gun," were beginning to sound less provocative than just smutty. James had all the weapons for success in his arsenal, but he hadn't yet figured out a unified plan of attack, and Fire It Up was a holding action.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2010
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602527337838
catalogNumber:
001407602
Rank:
36511

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rick James   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Harpsichord,Timbales,Syndrum
Shondu Akiem   Percussion,Syndrum
Oscar Alston   Bass Guitar
Colored Girls   Background Vocals
John Ervin   Trombone,Hand Clapping
Pat Henderson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Greg Levias   Keyboards,Hand Clapping,fender rhodes
Tom McDermott   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Choir, Chorus,12-string Guitar,Hand Clapping
Jackie Ruffin   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping
Levi Ruffin   Synthesizer,Percussion,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping
Julia Waters   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Lisa Sarna   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping
J. Cliff Ervin   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Hand Clapping
Maxine Waters   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Danny LeMelle   Flute,Harpsichord,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping
Winston L. Allen   Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping
California St. Clair   Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping
Lanise Hughes   Drums
Rachelle L. James   Hand Clapping
Susie Ervin   Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Rick James   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Rhythm Track Arrangement
Tom Flye   Engineer
Levi Ruffin   String Ensemble
John Cabalka   Art Direction
Danny LeMelle   Horn Arrangements
Mike Diehl   Reissue Package Design
Michael Veal   Liner Notes

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