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‘Voodoo Woman’

sung by Designer
music by Cris & Alston Jack
lyrics by Cris Jack

produced by Cris, Alston & Samantha Jack and Ron Perry



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Woman in meh head (Woman),
can’t resist the thought of she (In meh head)
Woman on meh mind (Woman),
where I go she go with me
Woman in meh head (Woman),
only have feelings for she (In meh head)
Woman on meh mind (Woman),
situation real crazy (In meh head)

Verse 1

Meet her in a party,
her body motion catch me
Wanting to take her home,
tired of being alone
My emotions very strong,
meet this woman not too long
Love soon connect,
the only way how the woman flex
Didn’t know what I getting into
(She) Had a better plan than I do
Now she cast she spell I into she
What so crazy now she’s all I see


Voodoo Woman, expert in seduction
Voodoo Woman, woman flex with passion
Voodoo Woman, anything she say I do
You do voodoo, Woman...

Verse 2

Woman really hex me,
control my mind and body
Anything her heart desire,
she getting it in a hurry
Have another man I know,
still I can’t let this woman go
Something have me wanting she,
even though she is bad for me
Family sense something wrong
But I am the topic all around
Have me like a puppet on a string
Don’t know if I going or coming



All along the woman was using me
I was so caught up I could hardly see
Art of deception she know very well
I was so messed up I couldn’t even tell

Exit chorus

Voodoo Woman (a beauty in disguise)
Voodoo Woman (sure to cause my demise)
Voodoo Woman (well she tantalizing me)
You do voodoo, Woman

Voodoo Woman
(the girl she wuk meh soul)
Voodoo Woman (when de bumper roll)
Voodoo Woman
(I like a puppet on a string)
You do voodoo, Woman

Voodoo Woman (she’s no good for me)
Voodoo Woman (only now I can see)
Voodoo Woman (she have me on a high)
You do voodoo, Woman

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“Voodoo Woman”

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Designer (Keith Prescott) - left, with veteran singer Debbie Haynes, Samantha and Alston Jack
Designer (Keith Prescott) - left, with veteran singer Debbie Haynes, Samantha and Alston Jack

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Alston Jack, a native from the isle of Tobago, has been passionate about the steeldrum since he was 9 years old, when he became a member of the Tobago All Stars Steel Orchestra. The steeldrum was an almost immediate attraction for him. It was not long before he, like so many before him, began experimenting with the instrument.

Seeking a greater challenge, the double second panist became a member of Renegades Steel Orchestra in 1967, but remained with the band for only one season and then found himself being drawn to the famous Laventille hills’ cross-town rivals, Desperadoes.

There he met pan patriot Rudolph Charles, who became a mentor to Alston because he understood the instrument, the culture. “He brought passion to the movement,” Jack says.

As a member of Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, Alston Jack was able to tour many places with them including New York city where he stayed and made his second home.  In New York he studied piano and voice theory at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Theory and the Third Street Music School Settlement.

Jack’s pan compositions have been featured on the soundtracks of Fatal Attraction, Working Girl and NBC’s daytime soap opera Another World.  He has also appeared on the Cosby Show and Another World. He has arranged for bands in New York such as Harlem All Stars, Moods Pan Groove, Metro, Women in Steel, Tropicans and Pantonic.

Keith “Designer” Prescott:  Since 1984, Designer has been working with renowned panists and pan composers/arrangers such as Ken “Professor” Philmore, Ray Holman, Robert Greenidge and Earl Brooks - as well as musicians including Ralph MacDonald, Monty Alexander, Frankie McIntosh, Leston Paul and Etienne Charles.

Some of the more popular songs resulting from these collaborations are: ‘Rati-ray,’ ‘Pan by Storm,’ ‘Jump with Me,’ and ‘We Just Can’t Go on like this,’ to name only a few. Currently Designer is the leader/vocalist of The Therapy Band in New York City.

Previous years’ collaborations with the Jacks produced Time (2010) and Bamboo Man (2011).  Together again for 2012, the track Voodoo Woman continues the working relationship.

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