Mary Jane Girls (album)

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Mary Jane Girls
Studio album by Mary Jane Girls
Released May 1983
Recorded 1982 at The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA
Genre R&B, Funk, Soul
Length 35:50
Label Gordy
Producer Rick James
Mary Jane Girls chronology
Mary Jane Girls
(1983)
Only Four You
(1985)

Mary Jane Girls is the eponymous debut album released by the girl group, Mary Jane Girls on the Gordy record label in May 1983.

The album was produced and written entirely by Rick James. Three singles were released and each enjoyed success on the Hot Black Singles charts: "Candy Man" (#23 R&B), "All Night Long" (#11 R&B), and "Boys" (#29 R&B). All three songs charted together on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at #8.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Rick James.

  1. "Candy Man" (4:30)
  2. "Boys" (5:34)
  3. "Prove It" (4:28)
  4. "Jealousy" (3:28)
  5. "You Are My Heaven" (3:14)
  6. "On the Inside" (3:55)
  7. "All Night Long" (5:34)
  8. "Musical Love" (5:07)

Personnel[edit]

  • Joanne "Jojo" McDuffie: Lead & Backing Vocals
  • The Water Sisters : Background Vocals
  • Rick James - Drums, Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer, Percussion, Sitar, Timpani
  • Levi Ruffin, Jr. - Synthesizer, Synthesizer(String Machine), Electric Piano (Fender Rhodes), Backing Vocals
  • Greg "Bubbles" Levias - Synthesizer, Electric Piano (Fender Rhodes), Organ
  • Danny LeMelle - Saxophone, Synthesizer (Emulator), Synthesizer (String Machine), Percussion
  • Oscar Alston - Bass, Synthesizer (Bass Synthesizer)
  • Tom McDermott - Lead Guitar
  • Alan McGrier - Bass
  • Steve Price, Tony Nolasco - Percussion
  • LaMorris Payne - Backing Vocals

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
1983 Mary Jane Girls 56 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1983 "Candy Man" 23 8
"Boys" 29
"All Night Long" 11

Samples[edit]

"All Night Long" has been sampled in many songs, including "Smooth Operator" by Big Daddy Kane on his 1989 LP, It's a Big Daddy Thing, "Around the Way Girl" by LL Cool J, "Tonight's da Night" by Redman and "Mary Jane (All Night Long)" by Mary J. Blige, Da Bitchez by Jeru The Damaja, Can't Wait by Redman.

Kylie Minogue sampled "Candy Man" in "Always Find the Time" from her hit album, Rhythm of Love.

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