Rick James, Teena Marie, and Julia & Co, played by Paul

5 06 2011

Time for a catch up, sorry the posts have been a bit slow of late. Here are three top tracks that I’d be happy to play every week.

Rick James ~ Big Time ~ Motown ~ 1980

James Ambrose Johnson aka Rick James and Big Time is my favourite Rick James track. Written by Leroy Burgesss, James Calloway and Sonny Davenport, it was on the Garden Of Love album. In America it made 17 on R&B chart and 38 on the dance chart, over here it reached 41

Teena Marie ~ Behind The Groove ~ Motown ~ 1980

Lady T ~ Teena Marie who, of course, sadly passed on Boxing Day last year and another fabulous Motown track from 1980 Behind The Groove written and produced by Teena with Richard Rudolph – who was Minnie Riperton’s husband – Minnie died in 1979. 21 US R&B, 4 US Dance and a UK number 6

Julia & Co ~ Breakin’ Down (Sugar Samba) ~ District Of Columbia US / London Records UK ~ 1983

What a flippin’ marvellous track, a UK number 15 Julia & Company were Julia McGirt, now known as Julia Nixon, and David Yivisaker




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