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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 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

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