Mary Jane Girls (album)
|Mary Jane Girls|
|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|
|Mary Jane Girls chronology|
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.
All songs written and composed by Rick James.
- "Candy Man" (4:39)
- "Boys" (5:34)
- "Prove It" (4:28)
- "Jealousy" (3:28)
- "You Are My Heaven" (3:14)
- "On the Inside" (3:55)
- "All Night Long" (5:34)
- "Musical Love" (5:07)
- 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
|1983||Mary Jane Girls||56||6|
|"All Night Long"||—||11||—|
- "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.
- "Mary Jane Girls US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
- "Mary Jane Girls US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-17.