News
RSS
Rick's Picks
05/24/17 7:20 am
"A Rick James and the Stone City Band show was like a party on the Fourth of July. It was a celebration" - Rick James, 2002.   MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/22/17 6:41 am
"As much as for his showmanship and his lunacy, James ought to be remembered for his ambition, his fluency, his professionalism.” - The New York Times, 2004.   MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/19/17 6:33 am
"When the planet gets totally destroyed and everything, and the music is gone, then all the legacies will be gone. Until then, the music will speak for itself." - Rick James, 2001.   MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/17/17 6:54 am
"His funk was high and mighty while his attitude stayed down and dirty. His eroticism was raw. He was an early gangsta of love, outrageous, unmanageable, both benefactor and victim of his own inexhaustible energy." - David Ritz, Scary Monsters and Freaks.  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/15/17 6:44 am
"'Below the Funk' is really one of my favorites. It's an afro-rhythm thing, but it's really just me telling people in my hometown, 'Fuck you. Kiss my ass.'" - Rick James, 2002.   MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/12/17 7:08 am
"I called it Punk Funk. It was a word I used to describe freedom. I could sing about anything, the government, the police killing friends of mine, sex, whatever." - Rick James.   MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/10/17 6:29 am
"I try to make the audience forget all their problems - for an hour and a half or so, get them out of themselves, and space, and time, and consciousness." - Rick James, 2002. Photo by Henry Diltz. Where did you experience the King of Punk Funk?   MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/08/17 6:58 am
"Working three hours with Rick James, that's like five years in a university studying record-making. Inside of 40 minutes you'd have a fully finished production. It was really great." - Daniel Lanois to LA Times, 2004.   MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/05/17 6:44 am
"[Deeper Still] is one he really wanted out. He really didn't want anybody else on these songs. He wanted to prove himself again. He wanted people to enjoy him; his music." - Ron Kramer in Billboard. 2004. Today marks the 10th Anniversary of Rick's last album, "Deeper Still". Play it loud and proud for the King of Punk Funk.
Happy Birthday, James Brown!
05/03/17 7:17 am
"I never stopped learning from Tower of Power’s main inspiration, James Brown. The Godfather was the grease, grit, and guts of groove-centric R&B." - Rick James. Happy Birthday to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown!  MORE >>


© The James Ambrose Johnson, Jr. 1999 Trust terms & conditions | privacy policy