Rick James - Street Songs (1981) [2002, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 47:59 | 389,89 Mb
Label: Motown/Chronicles (USA) | Cat.# 440 064 023-2 | Released: 2002-11-12 (1981-04-07)
"Street Songs" is the 5th album by American musician Rick James, released in April 1981 via Gordy Records. "Give It to Me Baby", the lead song and single from the album, became James' second #1 single on the R&B chart. It spent five weeks at the top spot. The fifth song on the album, "Super Freak", was also one of James' biggest hits. The album became an immediate success upon its release, eventually reaching #3 on the US Pop chart and spending twenty weeks at #1 on the US R&B chart. The album was certified Platinum in the US in July 1981. By 1983, the album had sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide. At the 1982 Grammys, James was nominated for Best Male Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance for the album while being the first African American male artist to be nominated in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category for the song "Super Freak".