Mary Jane Girls

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(They Long To Be) Close To You - Single Version
Don't Push It Don't Force It - Single Version

The Mary Jane Girls were an American R&B, soul and funk group in the 1980s. They were protégées of singer Rick James. They are known for their hit songs "In My House", "All Night Long", "Candy Man", and their cover version of "Walk Like a Man". Joanne "Jojo" McDuffie was the lead singer, the others filling out the group's style and appearance. On the studio recordings, McDuffie was backed by session vocalists the Water Sisters rather than the other Mary Jane Girls who were very limited vocally or not able to sing at all.The Mary Jane Girls released two albums in the 1980s and recorded a third which was finally released in 2014.