Everybody Jam!

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Everybody Jam!
Scatman Jam.jpg
Studio album by Scatman John
Released November 25, 1996
Genre
Length 56:44
Label RCA
Producer
  • Ingo Kays
  • Antonio Nunzio Catania
Scatman John chronology
Scatman's World
(1995)Scatman's World1995
Everybody Jam!
(1996)
Take Your Time
(1999)Take Your Time1999

Everybody Jam! is the second album by Scatman John. The album continues along the thematic lines of the first album but with an evolved sound, and cemented his popularity in Japan, released there with five bonus tracks.

The album released two international singles: the title track tribute to Louis Armstrong and "Let It Go", all of which were successful. Additionally, the Japanese bonus tracks "Pripri Scat" and "Su Su Su Super Ki Re i" charted successfully there as single releases. "The Invisible Man" is a cover of the Queen song, adding numerous ingredients not present in the original. Arguably the most popular song on the album is "U-Turn": a revamped version of "Hey You" which earlier appeared as the B-side to "Song of Scatland".

The album reached No. 45 in Switzerland.[1] The album reached No. 17 in Japan and remained in the Top 40 for 9 weeks, selling just under 100,000 copies; a minor success compared to Scatman's World, but still an accomplishment for a foreign artist.

Album history[edit]

"Only You" was the third single from the "Scatman's World" album. Whilst Europe got the "Song Of Scatland" single this was the Japanese release in its place. "Popstar" it was another track released as Cd promo in 95 by Gramaphone Records. In October John prepared a new single called "Everybody Jam" a song inspired from Jazz his love, and a tribute to his childhood idol Louis Armstrong, in interview John explains why was inspired by Louis

"Louis was the first and strongest influence on my musical existence. There have been many masters of music, of soul, but for me Louis is the father of them all" - Scatman John said in 1996.

The story of the video was this : Scatman walking through a car park at night, when he glances up the spirit of Armstrong appears. The pair agree to duet and the action switches to a New Orleans Mardi Gras street party. Armstrong and Scatman ride along the road in an open top limo whilst a marching band precedes them and various children dressed as Scatman dance around. There's also shots of John by various New Orleans Landmarks. The video ends back in the car park as Armstrong disappears.

The single soon was followed in November by the album with the same title.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Larkin except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stop the Rain"   4:06
2. "Everybody Jam!" Antonio Nunzio Catania, John Larkin 3:31
3. "The Invisible Man" (Queen cover) Roger Taylor 3:26
4. "Let It Go"   3:47
5. "Message to You"   3:36
6. "(I Want To) Be Someone"   3:17
7. "Scatmusic"   3:57
8. "Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Mind"   3:54
9. "(We Got To Learn To) Live Together"   3:52
10. "Ballad of Love"   3:42
11. "People of the Generation"   3:44
12. "Lebanon"   3:34
13. "U-Turn" Catania, Larkin 3:47
14. "Everybody Jam!" (Remix) Catania, Larkin 5:41
Total length: 56:44

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Scatman John - Everbody Jam! (Album)". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Everybody Jam! at AllMusic