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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.

After forming the Stone City Band in his hometown of Buffalo in 1977, James finally found success as a recording artist after signing with Motown's Gordy Records, releasing the album, Come Get It! , in April 1978, where the hits " You & I " and " Mary Jane ", were released, helping the album go platinum and selling over two million records. This was followed with three more successful album releases. James released his most successful album, Street Songs , in 1981, which included career-defining hits such as " Give It to Me Baby " and " Super Freak ", the latter song becoming his biggest crossover single , mixing elements of funk, disco, rock and new wave . James was also known for his soulful ballads such as "Fire & Desire" and " Ebony Eyes ". In addition, James also had a successful career as a songwriter and producer for other artists including Teena Marie , the Mary Jane Girls , the Temptations , Eddie Murphy and Smokey Robinson .

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 general.


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