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)Only Four You1985

Mary Jane Girls is the eponymous debut album released by girl group the 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" (number 23 R&B), "All Night Long" (number 11 R&B), and "Boys" (number 29 R&B). All three songs charted together on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at number 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 and backing vocals
  • The Waters Sisters – background vocals
  • Rick James – drums, guitar, bass, synthesizer, percussion, sitar, timpani
  • Levi Ruffin, Jr. – synthesizer, synth strings, Fender Rhodes, backing vocals
  • Greg "Bubbles" Levias – synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, organ
  • Danny LeMelle – saxophone, wind controller, synth strings, percussion
  • Oscar Alston – synth bass
  • 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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