The Mary Jane Girls

Mary Jane Girls

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Rick James was riding so high at Motown in the early '80s that they signed his backup band and let James produce a couple of albums for them. This self-titled debut actually proved to be better than anticipated. The foursome got four R&B hits from this album, with "All Night Long" just missing the Top 10. They were no great shakes as vocalists, but made up for it with a visual act that took male listeners' minds off the fact that they were hearing, in some instances, minimal harmonies and leads.

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