Richard James

"R_J"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (52 of 56)
Location: London, United Kingdom
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 200,527 - Total Helpful Votes: 52 of 56
The Confessions of Rick James: "Memoirs of a Super&hellip by Rick James
Maybe I am bias, I have always enjoyed Rick James's music and it Raw element, his life is of social legend, including some Urban ones too. However what you learn via this book is not only a life of someone who never gave up, but against all the odds made a success of his life. Coming from not only poverty but extreme issues of persecution from neighbours who were members of the KKK to even when he became famous dealing with all the Mafia, Pimps, Pushers, hoes, BS of the music industry and everything else on top.

His life was a roller-coaster which he tried to get out of many times, not just quitting drugs, music but also via suicide routes too, and in the end it got the best of… Read more
Eat Yourself Sexy: Eat your way to shiny hair, glo&hellip by Chef Lauren Candace Von Der Pool
Most cooking books usually are bland and very basic in their approach which for some people is OK, however personally as a reader it leaves me empty and nowadays if you look up recipes on the web you would find an abundance of free recipes that cater for this.

Whereas cooking is a wonderful creative outlet and the lifestyle of a chef is important to understand and want to achieve. Lauren personifies this to a great effect, this book takes it the next step from being just a cookbook it could be seen and is a self-help book, environmental and lifestyle book in one (what a bargain-yes it is!) and this helps with guiding you with personal advice for natural remedies, key ingredients… Read more
Complete Sussex & Columbia Album Masters ~ Bill Withers
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Bill Withers has written some of popular music genres best songs and still today you hear the influence on rhythm and blues and many other genres of music via his most memorable songs

Ain't no Sunshine, Lean on Me, Use Me, Harlem, Grandmas Hands, Who is he and who is he to you? and many more but not many people regard or know the majority of his own catalog as much as the songs or even many know about its high level of musicianship in the 70's compared to other soul/R&B legends.

In some respects people know him for the much now parodied Just the Two Of Us and the infectious Lovely Day, but Bill Withers work and albums all have a strong thematic, personal, honest and… Read more

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