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It Must Be Magic

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Released  May 14, 1981
It Must Be Magic (1981)  Robbery (1983)
Release date  14 May 1981
Label  Gordy
Recorded  1980-1981
Artist  Teena Marie
Producer  Teena Marie
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Length  44:34 (original release) 63:37 (expanded edition)
Genres  Soul music, Rhythm and blues, Funk
Similar  Teena Marie albums, Funk albums

Teena marie it must be magic

It Must Be Magic is the fourth studio album by Teena Marie, released in 1981. It was her last album for Motown and the highest-selling of Marie's tenure with Motown. Like Irons in the Fire, it was fully written and produced by Marie herself, and received a positive critical reception.


In 2002, the album was re-released in a remastered and expanded CD edition containing three additional tracks (two of which were recorded during a live concert in Long Beach, California).

Teena marie square biz 1981 original album version it must be magic

Track listing

All songs written by Teena Marie, except where noted.

  1. "It Must Be Magic" – 6:07
  2. "Revolution" – 4:27
  3. "Where's California" – 5:24
  4. "365" – 4:10
  5. "Opus 111 (Does Anybody Care)" – 1:27
  6. "Square Biz" (Marie, Allen McGrier) – 6:40
  7. "The Ballad of Cradle Rob and Me" (Marie, Jill D. Jones) – 3:24
  8. "Portuguese Love" – 7:17
  9. "Yes Indeed" – 4:57
  10. "Square Biz [Instrumental]" – 6:40 (expanded edition)
  11. "Someday We'll All Be Free" (Donny Hathaway) – 1:57 (expanded edition - live recording)
  12. "Déjà Vu" (Rick James) – 12:26 (expanded edition - live recording)


  • Teena Marie - Lead and Backing Vocals, Synthesizer
  • Patrice Rushen, Scott Markus DeTurk, James S. Stewart Jr. - Keyboards
  • Allen McGrier, Oscar Alston, Charles A. Glenn Jr. - Bass
  • Tom McDermott, Josef Andre Parson - Guitar
  • Paul Hines - Drums
  • Bill Wolfer, Allen McGrier - Synthesizer
  • Lloyd Lindroth - Harp
  • Daniel LeMelle - Saxophone
  • Gerald Albright - Saxophone, Tenor Flute
  • John Ervin - Trombone, Flute
  • Eric Butler, Kenneth Scott - Trumpet
  • Cliff Ervin, Roy Poper - Piccolo Flute
  • Rick James, Diedra Joseph, Glenn Carl Leonard, Jackie Ruffin, Jill D. Jones, Melvin Franklin, Mickey Boyce Hearn, Otis Williams, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Pattie Brooks, Anthony Brockert, Christopher Anthony Boehme, Diedra Joseph, Dwayne Wedlan, Ginny Pallante, Grayland Taylor, Ray Townsend - Backing Vocals
  • Later Samples

  • "Square Biz"
  • "Firm Biz" by The Firm from their self-titled album
  • "Crip Hop" by Tha Eastsidaz from the album Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
  • "Portuguese Love"
  • "Child of the Night" ft. Nate Dogg by Ludacris from The Red Light District
  • Songs

    1It Must Be Magic6:09
    3Where's California5:26


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