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Ricky "Freeze" Smith
Morris Day and The Time

Ricky D. Smith is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He was reared in a Christian home at an early age, where music became and inevitable part of his future. At the age of five Ricky... More>

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Ricky D. Smith is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He was reared in a Christian home at an early age,
where music became and inevitable part of his future. At the age of five Ricky discovered
his talent on drums, which later branched into other interest in the piano, organ and bass guitar.
Ricky made his debut at 7 years old, where he began playing drums in church along side with
his mother who was a great pianist, organist, and choir director, which lead him also to
play with Billy Preston for concerts in church.
Rickyʼs Music Career began at the age of seventeen where he went on tour playing drums and keyboards for the pop singing group (The Sylvers). This thrilling experience ranged from Concert Halls, State Fairgrounds, to Stadiums filled with screaming fans that every aspiring musician dreams of… This connection with the group prompted extensive collaborations with Leon Sylvers for several Albums he was producing, at that time was asked to play keyboards for Solar Recording group (Dynasty), and this is where songwriting and producing records began. Ricky was introduced to Morris
Day in 1985 and played keyboards on the “Color of Success” album. Morris and Ricky went to work putting together the band for the Tour, and they hit the road to sold out shows all over the country. Ricky and Morris also put together an
all girl band signed to Warner Bros. called (The Day Zs) and wrote the unreleased title song
“Corporate World” for (THE TIME) with Prince! They still hit the road every year as Morris
Day and The Time!!!
Ricky “Freeze” Smith
Associated Artist: The Whispers,
Shalamar, Carrie Lucas, Dynasty,
Lakeside, Vanity, Gladys Knight
and The Pips, Evelyn
“Champagne” King, Brothers
Johnson, Billy Preston, Glenn
Jones, The Temptation,
TheSylvers, Janet Jackson,
Stephanie Mills,Sadane, Seventh
Wonder, Rockie Robbins, The
Spinners, Morris Day, The Time,
SnoopDogg, DJ Quik, Suga Free,
Katt Williams, Angie Stone, Brook
Valentine, Camp Lo,Mtume,
Tavares, Krystol, Vanessa
Williams, Phil Perry, Tyler Collins,
IV Xample, Absolute, Jermaine
Stewart, Whiz Kalifa,Teedra
Moses with Rick Ross.
DISCOGRAPHY
(Writing & Arrangement)
Iʼve Just Begun To Love You1980
Dynasty
Adventures In The Land1980
Dynasty
Make That Move 1980
Shalamar
I Just Canʼt Do Without Your Love 1980
Carrie Lucas
Sweeter As The Days Go By 1981
Shalamar
Strokin1981
Dynasty
Thatʼs The Way I Feel About
You1981
Dynasty
Save The Overtime For Me 1983
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Ainʼt No Greater Lover 1983
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Shake Down 1983
Evelyn “Champagne” King
You Wonʼt Miss Love 1983
Shalamar
You Keep Me Coming Back 1984
Brothers Johnson
Not Just Another Lover 1984
Spinners
On The Floor 1984
Glenn Jones
Bring Back Your Love 1984
Glenn Jones
Meet Me Half Way There 1984
Glenn Jones
So Good 1984
The Whispers
Do You Wanna Have Some
Fun 1985
Gladys Knight & The Pips
You Finally Found The One 1985
Rockie Robbins
Fire Down Below 1985
Fire Fox
Tuff Luv 1986
Dynasty
Your Love 1987
Morris Day
Certainly 1988
Day Zs (12 other songs not listed)
Corporate World 1988
The Time
So Fine 1990
Lakeside
Youʼre The Only One 1990
Lakeside
For All Seasons 1990
Absolute
Kiss Me 1990
Absolute
I Count On Your Love 1990
Absolute
Eye 2 Eye 1990
Absolute
Playing The Fool 1992
3rd Avenue
From The Fool 1993
IV Xample
Youʼre So Good To Me 1993
The Whispers
Luchini AKA (This is it)1996
Camp Lo (Adventures sample)
Iʼm Sorry 1998
Phil Perry
Baby Itʼs About You 2003
Barrington
Ainʼt No Doubt About It 2003
Barrington
You Said Goodbye 2003
Barrington
Makin' Love 2003
Barrington
Touch Me2003
Barrington
Step Back 2003
Barrington
Sorry 2003
Barrington
Precious Girl 2003
Barrington
Lovers Ghetto 2004
Angie Stone (Adventures sample)
Long As You Come Home 2005
Brook Valentine (Adventures
sample)
Get What She Pay Foe 2005
Suga Free
So Fly 2005
Suga Free & Snoop Dogg
The Ranger 2005
Suga Free
Person 2 Person 2005
Suga Free
Peace Of Mind 2005
Suga Free
Boyfriend 2005
Suga Free
Found All I Ever Wanted 2014
Teedra Moses (Ft. Rick Ross)
Production:
Morris Day
Gladys Knight & The Pips
The Whispers
Evelyn Champagne King
Barrington
Glenn Jones
Absolute
Lakeside
Phil Perry
Dynasty
Suga Free
IV Xample
The Day Zs
3rd Avenue