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Rick James & Teena Marie

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In the halls of Motown, he was the mentor, she was his protege — Motown superstar Rick James took her under his wing when she came to the company in the late 1970’s. Rumor has it he reshaped the songs for her debut, “Wild and Peaceful” from songs he was working on for the great Diana Ross, and the rest, as they say, is history. Teena absorbed what Rick knew, and they fell into the forbidden-love zone and created several duets — the most famous being “Fire and Desire” from Rick’s now classic STREET SONGS. That duet rivals almost anything Marvin Gaye did with Tammi, Diana or any other female he ever sang with.

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  • garynotrashcoug

    "That duet rivals almost anything Marvin Gaye did with Tammi, Diana or any other female he ever sang with." There is truth in this.

    8 Apr 6:34am Reply
  • LaMusicLovr

    Motown legend rumor has it, Ms. Teena Marie was suffering from a cold when she and Rick James recorded "Fire and Desire"...well, if she sang that well with a cold, imagine how well she sang when she was not sick!!! It's unbelievable....absolutely unbelievable.

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • MVance

    So much feelings in one song. Those two are the best. Rick can not be dead. He lives in his songs. Keep on funkin' forever

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • misscarmen

    co-signed!

    8 Jan 2008 Reply
  • MrStyle

    Fire and Desire is the greatest Duet EVER!!!

    1 Apr 2007 Reply

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