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Friendly Friday
February 15, 2013 12:21 pm
James on James for Friendly Friday: Rick James and James Brown duet!   MORE
Inspirations
January 9, 2015 9:32 am
Rick on one of his inspirations: "And naturally, I never stopped learned from Tower of Power's main inspiration, James Brown. The Godfather was the grease, the grit, and guts of groove-centric R&B." - from "Glow".  MORE
Mary Jane
July 10, 2015 8:07 am
"'Mary Jane' was about my love affair with pot. I wrote the song on Fender bass. Peter Tosh was much on my mind. Once I got in the studio, I added an unfinished rock piece as an intro. Then I added flutes and, toward the end, broke it down to reggae. That rhythm guitar ain't nothing but a James Brown thang." - Rick James   MORE
Happy Birthday, James Brown!
May 3, 2017 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
Quote of the Day
April 23, 2018 6:38 am
"I saw 'Hollywood' as a seminal song that described my undying dream of fortune and fame. It was written for Mom, who never stopped believing in my dream."- RJ  MORE
Happy Birthday James Brown!
May 3, 2018 1:40 pm
Happy Birthday to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Check out this footage of Rick, James Brown, & blues brother Dan Aykroyd performing James Brown's "Sex Machine" live in 1996.   MORE


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