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Rick James' song "Marry Jane" is not an ode to a sexy woman, but rather a love song to marijuana, something D'Angelo's did years later on his song "Brown Sugar
." (thanks, Nikki - Chicago, IL)
James wrote the song with his keyboard player Billy Nunn. It was his second single as a solo artist, his first being the album's title track.
Bass Player Scott Edwards
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up
sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.