Music Birthday: Rick James

🔊🎉Today, February 1, 1948, Rick James was born James Ambrose Johnson Jr., in Buffalo, New York. In 1983, Rick James produced ‘All Night Long’ for the Mary Jane Girls. The song comes from the self-titled debut album by the Mary Jane Girls, and has since been homaged in several popular songs: ‘Effortless’ by Wale, ‘Level Up’ by Rexx Life Raj, ‘Love Lost’ by Mac Miller, ‘I Wanna Give It to You’ by Shanice, ‘Tonight’s Da Night’ by Redman, ‘Tell Me’ by Groove Theory, ‘Smooth Operator’ by Big Daddy Kane, ‘Give It 2 You’ by Da Brat, and many more. You can literally make a playlist of songs that sampled ‘All Night Long’ by Mary Jane Girls.

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