Cold Blooded (Rick James album)

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Cold Blooded
Rick James - Cold Blooded.jpg
Studio album by Rick James
ReleasedAugust 5, 1983
Recorded1983 at Joint Recording Studio, Buffalo, New York
Length39:48
LabelGordy
ProducerRick James
Rick James chronology
Throwin' Down
(1982)
Cold Blooded
(1983)
Reflections
(1984)
Singles from Throwin' Down
  1. "Cold Blooded"
    Released: July 5, 1983
  2. "Ebony Eyes"
    Released: November 14, 1983

Cold Blooded is a 1983 Rick James album, released on the Gordy Records imprint of Motown Records. The title track was written with actress Linda Blair in mind, whom Rick was dating at the time.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed and arranged by Rick James.

Side A
  1. "U Bring the Freak Out"
  2. "Cold Blooded"
  3. "Ebony Eyes" (featuring Smokey Robinson)
  4. "1, 2, 3 (U, Her and Me)"
Side B
  1. "Doin' It"
  2. "New York Town"
  3. "P.I.M.P. the S.I.M.P." (featuring Grand Master Flash)
  4. "Tell Me (What You Want)" (featuring Billy Dee Williams)
  5. "Unity"
2014 digital remaster bonus track
10. "U Bring the Freak Out" (12" Extended Mix) - 7:53
2014 Complete Motown Albums bonus tracks
10. "Cold Blooded" (12" Instrumental) - 5:53
11. "U Bring the Freak Out" (12" Extended Mix) - 7:53
12. "U Bring the Freak Out" (Instrumental) - 6:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Daniel LeMelle, Rick James - horn arrangements
  • Johnny Lee - art direction
  • LaMorris Payne, Levi Ruffin Jr., Rick James, William Rhinehart - backing vocals
  • Allen McGrier, Rick James - bass
  • Nate Hughes - bongos
  • Lino Reyes - congas
  • Ronald Byrd - production coordinator
  • Jerry Rainey - cowbell
  • Tom Flye - engineer
  • Mr. Bill Waldman, Carolyn Blades, Ralph Sutton, Tom Swift - assistant engineer
  • Greg "Bubbles" Levias, Levi Ruffin Jr., Rick James - keyboards, synthesizer
  • Tom McDermott - lead guitar
  • Lead Vocals, Piano, Drums, Guitar, Timpani – Rick James
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Percussion – Lino Reyes, Nate Hughes, Rick James
  • Photography By – Ron Slenzak
  • Saxophone – Emilio Castillo, William Rhinehart
  • Trombone – John C. Ervin*
  • Trumpet – Clifford John Ervin*, Gregory Thomas Adams*, LaMorris Payne