Mary Jane Girls – Candy Man (1983)
Candy Man by the Mary Jane Girls is just one of the many great songs you’d hear on The Beat Chicago.
There’s enough stations playing rock n’ roll classics and the same 80’s songs from Bon Jovi, Journey, John Cougar, Elton John all day long and that’s all cool but, when you want something completely different? When you want everything from Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Spinners to Stevie B, C+C Music Factory classic 80’s dance hits and more of the music that keeps you movin? we’re it.
See, we’re all about the classics too…. Classic R&B and dance of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, freestyle and more. For us, it’s not about how old a song is, it’s about how good it is and this is as good as it gets.
Prince had Vanity 6, Rick James had his Mary Jane Girls. This video is super-charged, when you watch it, you’ll know what we mean LOL. It’s got Rick James ‘super freaky’ all over it.
This was another massive record in the clubs and R&B radio while top 40 radio was still being programmed by ogres and hippies who resented anything dance-oriented.
Three singles were released from this album and each hit the Black Singles Charts: “Candy Man” (number 23 R&B), “All Night Long” (number 11 R&B), and “Boys” (number 29 R&B). All three songs charted together on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at number 8.
In 1985, the girls would hit paydirt on the pop charts with “In My House”.