|Studio album by|
|Released||May 13, 1982|
|Studio||Record Plant (Sausalito), Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Studios (Hollywood)|
|Genre||Funk, soul, R&B|
|Rick James chronology|
|Singles from Throwin' Down|
Throwin' Down is a Rick James album from 1982. It was released on the Gordy Records imprint of Motown Records. Although not as popular as Street Songs , Throwin' Down saw another RIAA certified gold album from James. With appearances by The Temptations, Teena Marie and Jefferson Airplane/Starship lead vocalist Grace Slick, the record was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album.
All tracks composed by Rick James, except where noted.
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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