1991 Screamin' Jay Hawkins CD "Black music for white people"
|A 01 (02:54)||Is you is or is you ain't my baby? (Bill Austin, Louis Jordan)|
|A 02 (03:30)||I feel allright (Jalacy Hawkins)|
|A 03 (03:33)||I put a spell on you [dance version] (Jalacy Hawkins)|
|A 04 (03:11)||I hear you knockin' (Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King)|
|A 05 (04:22)||Heartattack and Vine (Tom Waits)|
|A 06 (06:00)||Ignant and shit (Jalacy Hawkins)|
|A 07 (04:37)||Swamp gas (Robert Duffey, Mike Keneally)|
|A 08 (03:49)||Voodoo priestess (Robert Duffey, Mike Keneally)|
|A 09 (03:22)||Ice cream man (John Brim)|
|A 10 (04:07)||I want your body (Jalacy Hawkins)|
|A 11 (05:56)||Ol' man river (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)|
|A 12 (05:18)||Strokin' ()|
- Production: [A 01-02, 04-12] Robert Duffey for Bizarre Records [A 03] Cool Slo Moe Ice Man Bobby D. and Slik Rik (a couple of Irish guys)
- Recording: 1990.10-12 Hollywood, Tracks II. - Engineer: Steve Batte. - Second engineer: Eben Calderon
- Mixing: 1991.02 Hollywood, Tracks II. - Mixing engineer: Steve Batte
- Mastering: A&M Mastering Lab. - Bill Inglot, Ken Perry
- Musicians: Steve Batte (piano on A 03), Bo Diddley jr. (guitar), Jill Foor (backing vocals), Dana "Potato Boy" Garrett (sax), Mark Goldberg (upright bass, electric bass), Screamin' Jay Hawkins (vocals, piano), Michael Keneally (guitar, piano, backing vocals, vocal arrangements; sax arrangement on A 01; rap on A 03), Meredith Marshall (backing vocals), Rik Shannon (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Bari Southern (sax), Julie Syperrda-Duffey (backing vocals)
- Design: Moses
- Executive production: (under duress) Herb Cohen
- Publishing rights: [A 02, 05-10] Third Story Music, Inc. / BMI
- Mike Keneally played his Stratocaster direct into the board and calls the result "far too antiseptic for what should have been a very gritty album." Robert Duffey's pants are mentioned on the "Dub Room Special" video. According to Keneally he "co-wrote" two of the songs... in the case of "Voodoo priestess" this literally meant Duffey suggested a title to Keneally who then went off and wrote the song, and they split the publishing rights 50/50... For some odd reason the CD's liner notes contained no songwriting credits of any kind (the British vinyl version, of which approximately thirteen were distributed, contains full credits on the label).
- In the opinion of Keneally "Ignant and shit" is the high point of the album, a totally crazed Jay improv rap with some actually inspired playing, all off the cuff. Tied for high point: Jay's twisted spoken segues, captured and inserted throughout the album without his knowledge (such as a dissertation from Jay to his then-wife on "holy rolly" religious rites: "the shouting and the typing"). Low point: Ill-advised "dance version" of the classic "I put a spell on you", the one song on the album, Keneally is proud to say, with which he was completely uninvolved.
- Says Keneally: "Major point of shame: after Jay left the studio for the evening, Duffey would have me re-record his piano parts and smooth out all the rough edges. When Jay heard them later, Duffey tried to convince him that his parts had simply been run through a very sophisticated computer device. At this point I became known as The Keneally Correctizer behind Jay's back. I feel no small amount of guilt at being party to deceiving a genuine musical legend, but work was work."
- "Heartattack and Vine" subsequently was used throughout Europe in a Levi's advertisement and later included in a compilation of songs from Levi's ads over the years.