Mary Jane Girls

Also known as Mary Jane, Mary Jane Girls, The, MJ Girls, MJG's
Members of Mary Jane Girls: Candice Ghant, Cheri Wells, Joanne McDuffie, Maxi (5), Val Young, Yvette Marine
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Discography of Mary Jane Girls:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 In My House: The Very Best Of The Mary Jane Girls 14 Audio 1994 Motown
2 In My House 2 Audio 1985 Motown
3 Walk Like A Man / All Night Long / Shadow Lover 3 Audio 1986 Motown
4 Wild And Crazy Love 5 Audio 1985 Gordy
5 In My House 2 Audio 1985 Motown
6 Wild And Crazy Love 3 Audio 1985 Motown
7 All Night Long 2 Audio 1983
8 All Night Long (The Hustlers Convention Remixes) 4 Audio 1995
9 In My House 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
10 Boys 3 Audio 1983 Gordy
11 Walk Like A Man 2 Audio 1986 Motown
12 Candy Man 2 Audio 1983 Gordy
13 Mary Jane Girls 8 Audio 1983 Gordy
14 In My House 2 Audio 1985 Motown
15 Candy Man / Sexy Sassy 3 Audio 1983 Motown
16 In My House 2 Audio 1985 Motown
17 All Night Long 2 Audio 1983 Gordy
18 Candy Man 2 Audio 1983
19 Candy Man 3 Audio 1983 Motown
20 All Night Long / P.S.K. - What Does It Mean? / Gucci Time 4 Audio 1989 Rock Mo Records, Inc.
21 Only Four You 9 Audio 1985 Gordy
22 In My House 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
23 Mary Jane Girls 8 Audio 1988 Motown
24 Candy Man 2 Audio 1983
25 All Night Long 2 Audio 1983 Motown
26 In My House / Get Off 2 Audio 1990 Unidisc
27 In My House 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
28 Candy Man 2 Audio 1983 Gordy
29 All Night Long (The Hustlers Convention Remixes) 5 Audio 1995 Motown
30 Mary Jane Girls 8 Audio 1983 Gordy
31 Only Four You 9 Audio 1985 Gordy
32 Mary Jane Girls 10 Audio 1983 Gordy
33 Super Freak / In My House 2 Audio 1988 Motown
34 All Night Long 2 Audio 1983
35 In My House 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
36 In My House 2 Audio 1985 Motown
37 Candy Man / I Need Your Lovin' 2 Audio 2005-11-23 Motown
38 In My House / Superfreak / Candyman 4 Audio 1998 Classic Wax
39 Got To Give It Up / Brick House / All Night Long 3 Audio Classic Wax
40 In My House 2 Audio 1985 Motown
41 Only Four You 9 Audio 1985
42 In My House 2 Audio 1985
43 Break It Up 2 Audio 1985 Gordy
44 Mary Jane Girls 8 Audio 1983
45 Mary Jane Girls 8 Audio 1983
46 Mary Jane Girls 10 Audio 1983 Gordy
47 All Night Long / Keep On Truckin' / Got To Give Up / Don't Leave Me This Way 4 Audio 1995 Motown
48 Wild And Crazy Love 3 Audio 1985 Motown
49 Give It To Me Baby / Candy Man 2 Audio 1988 Motown
50 Candy Man 2 Audio 1983 Gordy


The Mary Jane Girls were brought together by [a=Rick James] in 1979, hired as back-up singers for his tour. It is believed that with the formation of rival Prince's sexy new girl group [a=Vanity 6] in 1982, James wished to compete with his own sexy quartet. He got a deal for the girls on Motown and gave them their group name, which was based on his funk hit Mary Jane (an obvious reference to his beloved marijuana). He also conceived sexy stage names for the members: JoJo, Candi, Maxi and Cheri. They had instant success on the soul charts with their James produced self-titled debut album, which spawned hits in 'Boys', 'All Night Long' and 'Candy Man'. In 1985, 'Cheri' (aka Ann Bailey, who became lead singer of Morris Day's short-lived girl group [a=Day Zs, The]) left the group and was replaced by 'Corvette'. They released their second and last album, Only Four You, which included successful singles 'Wild And Crazy Love', 'Break It Up' and their biggest hit 'In My House'. A remake of the Four Seasons' song 'Walk Like A Man' (from the soundtrack of the film A Fine Mess) was their final release. Due to Rick James' battle with Motown, they were dropped, and though it was rumored that they were recording a new album with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis in 1987, it was never released.

Corvette (aka Yvette Marine) was in the news a few years later after suing [a=Paula Abdul], claiming that she and not Paula sang lead on most of the songs on the Forever Your Girl album.


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