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Rick James

John Abbey, Blues & Soul, November 1979

"TO ME, a punk is someone who says what's on his mind and who doesn't take no shit!" So says Rick James, one of our music's most outspoken members. Yet, there is another side to Rick James – you might call it the James Johnson side. Confused? Read on as John Abbey braves the freezing cold and driving sleet of Buffalo, New York state to track down the two Rick James characters at "their" home near the Canada border.

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