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Rick James - Fire It Up Album

Rick James - Fire It Up Album
Performer: Rick James
Title: Fire It Up
Released: 1979
Label: Gordy
Country: US
Style: Funk, Disco
Catalog #: G8-990MI
Genre: Soul
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 681
Formats: Vinyl, LP, Album
FLAC size: 2458 mb
MP3 size: 2127 mb


1Come Into My Life7:10
2Lovin' You Is A Pleasure4:08
3Fire It Up3:59
4Love In The Night
Choir – California St. Clair, Cynthia Gable, Cynthia Nettles, Danny LeMelle, Jackie Ruffin, Julia Waters, Keith "Star" Ragin, Lisa Sarna, Maxine Waters, Pat Henderson, Tom McDermott, Winston L. Allen
5Stormy Love2:05
6When Love Is Gone7:32
7Love Gun5:44


  • Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute, HarpsichordDanny LeMelle
  • Art DirectionJohn Cabalka
  • Backing BandThe Stone City Band
  • Backing VocalsJulia Waters, Maxine Waters, Pat Henderson, The Colored Girls
  • Backing Vocals [The Colored Girls]Jackie Ruffin, Lisa Sarna
  • Bass GuitarOscar Alston
  • DesignGinny Livingston
  • DrumsLanise Hughes
  • Electric Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, Guitar [6-string], Acoustic GuitarTom McDermott
  • EngineerTom Flye [Super Flye]
  • Engineer [Assistant]Rick Sanchez, Russell Curtis
  • HandclapsCalifornia St. Clair, Cliff Ervin, Danny LeMelle, Greg Levias, Jackie Ruffin, John Ervin, Levi Ruffin, Lisa Sarna, Dr. Rachelle L. James, Susie Ervin, Tom McDermott, Winston L. Allen
  • Keyboards, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes]Greg Levias
  • Mastered ByJim Sintetos
  • Percussion, Electronic Drums [Syndrums]Shondu Akiem
  • Photography ByRon Slenzak
  • Synthesizer, Synthesizer [Strings Ensemble], Percussion, Backing Vocals, Co-producer [Production Assistant]Levi Ruffin
  • TromboneJohn Ervin
  • Trumpet, FlugelhornCliff Ervin
  • Typography [Lettering]Michael Manoogian
  • Written-By, Arranged By, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Timbales, Timpani [Tympani], Electronic Drums [Syndrums], Drums, Percussion, Words By, Music ByRick James


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
G8-990M1Rick James Fire It Up ‎(LP, Album)GordyG8-990M1US1979
VIP-6709Rick James Fire It Up ‎(LP, Album)MotownVIP-6709Japan1979
2C 070 63364Rick James Fire It Up ‎(LP, Album)Motown, Pathé Marconi EMI2C 070 63364France1979
257·15·018Rick James Fire It Up ‎(LP, Album)Motown257·15·018Germany1979
G8-990Rick James Fire It Up ‎(LP, Album)MotownG8-990Brazil1979


℗ 1979, © 1979 & Trademark Motown Record Corporation, Hollywood, California 90028, All Rights Reserved, Printed in U.S.A.

All songs published by Jobete Music Company, Inc. & Stone City Music Company (ASCAP)
A product of Motown Record Corp.

Recorded at The Record Plant, Sausalito, California
Mastered at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California

Maxine Waters & Julia Waters appear courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.

Printed inner sleeve with all credits and lyrics.


  • Matrix / Runout (A Variant 1): G8-990M1A
  • Matrix / Runout (B Variant 1): G8-990M1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 2): G 8990 MI (A) (18 A deleted) 12 A KENDUN-C JGS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 2): G 8990 MI (A) (18 B deleted) 12 B KENDUN-C JGS


  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Sausalito
  • Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Published By – Jobete Music Co., Inc.
  • Published By – Stone City Music


Fire It Up is the third album by American musician Rick James, released on October 16, 1979, on the Motown sub-label Gordy Records. This album was certified gold by the RIAA, and between 1978 and 1982 was a period where Rick James established himself as the historical bridge between P-Funk and Prince. Fire It Up was released on CD for the first time in 2010, by Universal Records. This item soon went out of print and has become a much sought after and very rare item for fans of Rick James and funk in. Fire It Up. Rick James. Rick James - Fire It Up 1979. To favorites 0 Download album. Listen album. Songs in album Rick James - Fire It Up 1979. Rick James - Fire It Up. Rick James - Love Gun. Rick James - Lovin You Is a Pleasure. Rick James - Love in the Night. Rick James - Come into My Life. Rick James - Stormy Love. Rick James - When Love Is Gone. 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. Album: Fire It Up. Have This Want This. Album Info This Release. Visitor rating. Release date label labelcode medium genre submit corrections. R&BSoul , 1979. Love Gun. Get Started. United States. Internet Service Terms. Cookie Warning. Fire It Up, the third album from Rick James, was released on October 16, 1979 and was his second album released that year as his previous album, Bustin Out of L Seven was released in January. Fire It Up finds more punk funk on tracks such as the title track and the albums lead single Love Gun. The album peaked at 34 on the Billboard 200 and 5 on the R&B chart. Fire It Up Q&A. Producers Rick James. Writers Rick James. Label Motown Records. More Rick James albums. Urban Rapsody. Show all albums by Rick James. Love Gun - Rick James. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Исполнитель: Rick James. 1979 r&b


This is an underrated album, the title track is awesome. Love Gun is a funk rock masterpiece. This record blew me away when I first heard it 40 years ago. Funky and fun.
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