Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Hello and welcome back.... Before the Spice Girls there was "Mary Jane Girls"....

The four Girl group formed by music producer "Rick James", the Mary Jane Girls were originally back up singers for Rick in the 'Stone City Band'

Around the same time "Prince" was also forming a girl group called 'Vanity 6'

The Mary Jane Girls portrayed various characters that James had developed...The lineup consisting of Joanne "Jojo" McDuffie (lead vocals - aka Tough Street Chick )
Candice "Candi" Ghant (aka Glamorous Supermodel) 
Kim "Maxi" Wuletich (aka - Whip-toting, Handcuff-carrying Dominatrix in black leather.)
Ann "Cheri" Bailey ( aka - Cute Valley Girl)

'In my House' was released in 1985 and made it to No 1 in the U.S dance charts...

The band released 2 albums.. Mary Jane Girls (1983) and Only Four You ( 1985).

The first album saw a No 8 in the US charts with track 'All Night Long'

Sadly by 1987 the band split after Rick had a falling out with record company 'Motown'

MARY JANE GIRLS - IN MY HOUSE  (Thanks to Ignazio Deddu for the video & info)

MARY JANE GIRLS - ALL NIGHT LONG   (Thanks to Mcr0gw for the video)



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