“I didn’t know what to expect from this session, but it was really cool. Michael Kaman produced it, and David Sanborn was on the session, so that was great. I’m just really happy with this version of I Put A Spell On You. We also did a very cool track called Working On My Tan.
“Michael brought in a Jamaican band, and there was this really great push and pull between the way David and me and the way the Jamaican guys were playing. It was just kick-ass chemistry. Michael was my mentor, so doing anything with him was always great. He took me under his wing when I was about 19 years old, and he brought me into some sessions with the Neville Brothers. Dr. John was on those sessions, too. It was a serious highlight playing with these kick-ass New Orleans guys.
“I don’t know what ever happened to those recordings, but they were my first really memorable experiences in the studio. So reuniting with Michael on the Tim Curry record was great.”