Rick James had been recording for 14 years before he released this classic funk on his debut album as a solo artist in 1978. On this album, and his next two, James played most of the instruments himself, then on his later albums he featured The Stone City Band on rhythm. Mary Jane, the songs title, was a reference to marijuana, which he was passionate about. Mary Jane also inspired the name for the popular 80's group he produced - Mary Jane Girls - who were his protégées.
"If you like to lounge