Other notable tracks include "Portuguese Love" (featuring a brief, uncredited cameo by James, No.
54 Black Singles), the title track "It Must be Magic" (#30 Black Singles), and the album only track "Yes Indeed", which she cited as a personal favorite.
before taking the stage name Teena Marie and later acquired the nickname Lady Tee (sometimes spelled Lady T), given to her by her collaborator and friend, Rick James.
She was known for her distinctive soulful vocals, which caused many listeners to believe she was African-American.
Mari maintains her innocence and claimed to have evidence against the driver, which is why she rejected the deal in favor of a trial.
It scored Teena Marie her first top-ten R&B hit, "I'm a Sucker for Your Love" (#8 Black Singles Chart), This myth was disproved when she performed her debut hit with James on Soul Train in 1979, becoming the show's first white female guest.It led to an audition for a film about orphans that was being developed by Motown.The project was shelved, but label boss Berry Gordy, impressed with her singing but having no need for a musical group, decided to sign her as a solo act.Her success in R&B and soul music, and loyalty to these genres would earn her the title Ivory Queen of Soul.She played rhythm guitar, keyboards, and congas, and wrote, produced, sang, and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release, Irons in the Fire, which she later said was her favorite album.