Bustin' Out of L Seven

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Bustin' Out of L Seven
Bustin' Out of L Seven.jpg
Studio album by Rick James
Released January 26, 1979[1]
Recorded 1978 at Rhythm Tracks: Sigma Sound Recording Studio, New York City, New York
Horn Tracks: Magic Wand Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA
Genre Funk, Soul
Length 40:16
Label Gordy
Producer Rick James & Art Stewart
Rick James chronology
Come Get It!
(1978)
Bustin' Out of L Seven
(1979)
Fire It Up
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
The Village Voice B–[3]

Bustin' Out of L Seven is Rick James' second album on Motown sub-label Gordy Records. Included on the album is the top ten R&B hit, "Bustin' Out (On Funk)". This album was issued on CD in Germany and has become very rare and highly sought after by Rick James fans.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Rick James.
Side A
  1. "Bustin' Out (On Funk)" - 5:24
  2. "High on Your Love Suite/One Mo Hit (Of Your Love)" - 7:24
  3. "Love Interlude" - 1:57
  4. "Spacey Love" - 5:50
Side B
  1. "Cop N Blow" - 5:04
  2. "Jefferson Ball" - 7:21
  3. "Fool on the Street" - 7:20
2014 digital remaster bonus track
8. "Bustin' Out (12" Extended Mix) - 7:21
2014 Complete Motown Albums bonus tracks
8. "Bustin' Out (12" Extended Mix) - 7:21
9. "Bustin' Out (12" Instrumental) - 5:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Rick James - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Oscar Alston - bass
  • Levi Ruffin - synthesizer, percussion
  • Wally Ali - guitar on "Cop 'N' Blow"
  • Ernie Fields, Jr. - saxophone
  • Michael Brecker - saxophone
  • Randy Brecker - trumpet
  • Fred Jackson, Jr. - alto saxophone, alto flute
  • Al Szymanski - guitar
  • Lanise Hughes - drums, percussion
  • Shondra Akiem - percussion
  • Maxine Willard Waters - background vocals
  • Clydene Jackson - background vocals
  • Fernando Harkness - tenor saxophone on "High on Your Love Suite" and "Fool on the Street"
  • Garnett Brown - trombone
  • Dorothy Ashby - harp on "Spacey Love" and "Jefferson Ball"
  • Clarence Sims - keyboards, percussion
  • Wayne Jackson - trumpet on "Spacey Love" and "Fool on the Street"
  • Jackie Ruffin - percussion
  • Oscar Brashear - trombone
  • George Bohanon - trombone
  • Teena Marie - background vocals
  • Billy Nunn, Bobby Nunn - keyboards, Freddie Rappilo - guitar, Richard Shaw - bass, Lorenzo Shaw - drums on "High on Your Love Suite"
  • Julia Tillman Waters - background vocals
  • Bobby and Billy Nunn, Sascha Meeks, Richard Shaw, Jackie Ruffin - background vocals on "High on Your Love Suite"

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
1979 16 2

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[5]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1979 "Bustin' Out (On Funk)" 71 8
"Fool on the Street" 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rick James Biography". Star Pulse. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r41639/review
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 8, 1979). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rick James US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  5. ^ "Rick James US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 

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