Mary Jane Girls (album)

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Mary Jane Girls
Mary jane girls album cover.jpg
Studio album by Mary Jane Girls
Released April 13, 1983
Recorded 1982 at The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA
Genre R&B, funk, soul, post-disco
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 on April 13, 1983. It peaked at number 56 on the Billboard 200 chart.[1]

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.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Rick James.

  1. "Candy Man" (4:39)
  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 Vocal
  • Kimberly "Maxi" Wuletich - Backing Vocals
  • Candice "Candi" Ghant - Lead & Backing vocals
  • Cheryl "Cheri" Bailey - 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[3]
US US
R&B
1983 Mary Jane Girls 56 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1983 "Candy Man" 23 8
"Boys" 29
"All Night Long" 11

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