Whodini (album)

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Whodini
Whodini album.jpg
Studio album by Whodini
Released July 8, 1983
Recorded 1982-1983
Studio
Genre Hip-hop
Length 44:39
Label Jive Records
Producer
Whodini chronology
Whodini
(1983)
Escape
(1984)
Singles from Whodini
  1. "Magic's Wand"
    Released: 1982
  2. "The Haunted House of Rock"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Whodini is the self-titled debut album by the hip hop group Whodini. It was released in 1983 via Jive Records and spawned two hit singles: 1982 single "Magic's Wand" and 1983 single "The Haunted House of Rock". Audio production was handled by Conny Plank, Heatwave's Roy Carter, Thomas Dolby, and the Willesden Dodgers (Nigel Green, Pete Q. Harris, Richard Joh Smith).

The album itself did not reach any major music chart. However, Thomas Dolby-produced single "Magic's Wand" peaked at number 11 on the Dance Club Songs[2] and number 45 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[3] and Willesden Dodges-produced track "The Haunted House of Rock" peaked at number 27 on the Dance Club Songs[4] and number 55 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[5]

Whodini's rapper John "Ecstacy" Fletcher dedicated this album to the memory of his mother Mary Francis Adams Fletcher.

Song "Magic's Wand" can be heard on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City's in-game Wildstyle Pirate Radio.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Haunted House of Rock"
  • J. Hutchins
  • N. Green
  • P. Harris
Willesden Dodgers6:31
2."Nasty Lady"
Conny Plank5:52
3."Underground"
  • J. Fletcher
  • J. Hutchins
  • P. Harris
  • Roy Carter
  • Willesden Dodgers
5:42
4."It's All in Mr. Magic's Wand"Thomas Dolby4:43
5."Magic's Wand"
Thomas Dolby5:38
6."Yours for a Night"
  • J. Fletcher
  • J. Hutchins
  • T. Pearse
  • Roy Carter
  • Willesden Dodgers
5:57
7."Rap Machine"
  • C. Plank
  • J. Fletcher
  • J. Hutchins
Conny Plank4:49
8."The Haunted House of Rock" (Remix)
  • J. Hutchins
  • N. Green
  • P. Harris
Willesden Dodgers5:23
Total length:44:39

Personnel[edit]

  • Jalil Hutchins - performer
  • John "Ecstacy" Fletcher - performer
  • Thomas Jerome Pearse - additional vocals (track 6)
  • Nigel Green - producer (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 8), mixing (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 8)
  • Peter Brian Harris - producer (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 8)
  • Richard Jon Smith - producer (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 8)
  • Konrad "Conny" Plank - producer & mixing (tracks: 2, 7)
  • Roy Peter Carter - producer (tracks: 3, 6)
  • Thomas Dolby - producer (tracks: 4, 5)
  • Bryan Chuck New - engineer (tracks: 3, 6)
  • Sönke Bahns - mastering
  • John Pinderhughes - photography

References[edit]

External links[edit]

"Whodini - Whodini". at Discogs.