Phunk Shui

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Phunk Shui
Studio album by John Oates
  • August 20, 2002
  • October 29, 2002
  • May 20, 2003
As All Good People
  • November 18, 2003
  • 2006
As a part of John Oates Solo – The Album, The Concert
Recorded 2002
Length standard release-45:21; reissues-57:31
Label PS
Producer John Oates, Jed Leiber
John Oates chronology
Phunk Shui
John Oates: Live at the Historic Wheeler Opera House
(2004)John Oates: Live at the Historic Wheeler Opera House2004
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Phunk Shui (pronounced "funk ʂwèi") (a.k.a. All Good People) is a 2002 rock album by John Oates who is best known as being part of the rock and soul duo Hall & Oates. The album was originally released on August 20, 2002.

The Phunk Shui CD was released four more times, with bonus tracks added each time. On October 29, 2002, a Japanese version added the bonus track "Mona Lisa's Eyes" (this version was released in the United States on May 20, 2003, as All Good People). Two more bonus tracks were added on November 18, 2003, (title changing back to Phunk Shui) for a new USA version ("Time Will Tell" and a live recording of "People Get Ready"). In 2006, a DualDisc version of Phunk Shui was released under the title John Oates Solo – The Album, The Concert. The CD side is the 14-track version of Phunk Shui and the DVD side is John Oates: Live At The Historic Wheeler Opera House; the bonus live CD that accompanied the live DVD is not included.

The album title is a play on the Chinese system of aesthetics Feng Shui.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Color of Love" (Jed Leiber, Oates) 3:58
  2. "It Girl" (Leiber, Oates) 4:09
  3. "All Good People" (Oates, Steve Postell) 3:22
  4. "Love in a Dangerous Time" (Oates, Arthur Baker, Tommy Faragher) 4:06
  5. "Unspoken" (Keith Follese, Oates) 3:30
  6. "Soul Slide" (Oates, Postell) 3:34
  7. "Go Deep" (Oates, Leiber, T-Bone Wolk) 5:33
  8. "Little Angel" (Oates) 5:03
  9. "Beauty" (Oates, Jamie Rosenberg) 3:14
  10. "Phunk Shui" (Oates, Leiber, J. Pullin) 4:33
  11. "Electric Ladyland" (Jimi Hendrix) 3:59
  12. "Mona Lisa's Eyes" (available on second and subsequent releases) (Oates, Leiber) 3:52
  13. "Time Will Tell" (available on third release and all releases afterward) (Oates, Leiber) 4:14
  14. "People Get Ready" (live) (available on third and subsequent releases) (Curtis Mayfield) 3:47


  • Produced by John Oates and Jed Leiber
  • Engineers: Tom Fritze, Ken Gioia, Todd Goldstein, Michael Olsen, Jamie Rosenberg
  • Assistant engineer: Oren Hadar
  • Mixing: Peter Moshay


  • Lead and backing vocals: John Oates
  • Drums, percussion: Steve Holley, Kevin Hupp, Shawn Pelton, John Michel
  • Bass guitar: Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
  • Guitars: John Oates, Steve Postell, Kennard Ramsey, Jamie Rosenberg, Damian Smith, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
  • Keyboards: Jed Leiber
  • Trumpet: Mo Lipps
  • Additional backing vocals: Blo Notes, Leigh Jude, Michael Jude, Claudia Potimkin, Claire Stasior