Mary Jane Girls Self-Titled LP (1983)
Details: Mary Jane Girls self-titled album, released on Gordy label, 1983. Produced by Rick James. This record showed particular wear so it has been play-tested. See below. See images for look of album cover/insert.
Cover: light corner/edge wear. Insert: VG++ shape (very little wear if any). Vinyl: paper label wear on middle re: 'Party Side.' Record: shows visible marks & wear A/B. Even so, VG++ on Party Side & VG/VG+ on Cool Out Side. Play-tested: 1st track 'Cool Out Side' issue most noticeable at open/intro to track (but plays through), noticeable paint/scuff mark & later small skip on B. Still! Fun to play/doesn't play noisy and imperfections do not completely derail album's charm. Maybe a kick-around/fun copy.
Description: “The Mary Jane Girls were brought together by 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 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). …. 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'.”
Grade: VG/VG+ (Record/Cover)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A (PARTY SIDE):
A1. Candy Man
A3. Prove It
TRACK LISTING SIDE B (COOL-OUT SIDE):
B1. You Are My Heaven
B2. On The Inside
B3. All Night Long
B4. Musical Love