It's Your VooDoo Working (Popcorn Version)

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Our 'alternate vocal' version of the classic "It's Your Voodoo Working by Charles Sheffield.

Recorded live but as we had chance to play with the vocals this is a "bonus" track. Be sure to check out the other version for some "deep" Voodoo vibes.

- "Charles Sheffield (aka Mad Dog) was an early-'60s R&B singer from Lake Charles, LA, noted for the local/regional hit "It's Your Voodoo Working," which is acclaimed more now than when it debuted on Excello Records in 1961. Sheffield cut "It's Your Voodoo Working" at Crowley Studios, which is most noted for blues and R&B recordings. He wrote and recorded 'Voodoo' along with about five other songs which failed to cause a ripple, and then soured on the business and disappeared from sight.
~ Andrew Hamilton"


It’s Your Voodoo Working

I fell in love with you body and soul
My hands feel sticky and my head’s ice cold
My shiver tastes sour and my salt tastes sweet
I wanna lay down but I just can’t sleep

It’s your voodoo workin
It’s your voodoo workin
Round and round same old thing
Heartache misery trouble and pain

It’s your voodoo workin'
Yeah it’s your voodoo workin'
Voodoo workin' and I can’t get enough

(Trombone Solo)

Slow down baby yeah
You’re goin too fast
Your love is voodoo and
I just can’t last
I cried last night and the night before
20 long hours and my eyes are sore

It’s your voodoo workin'
Yeah it’s your voodoo workin'
Voodoo workin' and I can’t get enough


from Ska & B - EP, track released March 20, 2017
Written by Charles Sheffield

Gavin Hackett – Tenor Sax & Vocals
Caroline Landes - Baritone Sax
Mathias Coste – Trombone
Benjamin Faconnier – Trumpet
Guillhaume Bouthié – Double Bass
David Vilayleck – Guitar
Alex Conventi – Keys
Eric Flandrin - Drums




Skamanians Perpignan, France

When 8 musicians, passionate about 1960s Jamaican ska decided to recreate those sounds together the story began and they haven’t looked back since.
In the last 3 years the band have played over 150 concerts and appeared at some of the biggest Reggae, Ska and Jazz festivals in Europe alongside many of their heros; the Skatalites, Toots and the Maytals, U Roy, Black Uhuru….

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