Los Angeles, CA - So far, perhaps the most devastated and distraught woman on the planet, Katherine Jackson, mother of the late entertainer, Michael Jackson, 'The King of Pop', has been keeping fairly quiet. All that is about to change however, as she prepares to release her first album, a double album no less; a compilation of blues classics.
"She sees this as a good way of channeling her pain, getting it out of the open, a catharsis if you will, and hopefully a way to pay the bills between now and the time the floodgates of riches opens once Michael's will is resolved."
The first cut to be recorded, a result of a spontaneous jam session that occurred on the night of Michael Jackson's death, was Muddy Water's classic, Champagne and Reefer.
"Several Los Angeles session men had been hanging out in a studio contemplating their existence when Katherine called up and asked if she could drop by. Initially they had refused her entry, that was until she popped the trunk of her limo and displayed several unopened cases of Jack Daniels. Before you know it, she was inside laying down track after track."
Several other tracks followed, 'Mannish Boy', 'Hoochie Coochie Man', 'Little Red Rooster', 'Mean Old World', and 'Walkin' By Myself'.
'The Sessions', as they are now called, became so 'hot' that players started flying in from the east coast, just to be part of history. 'Miss Katherine' wrote a few tunes herself. They are,
- 'Boyish Man'
- 'My Husband Done Beat My Son Into An Early Grave'
- 'Hey Mr. Cosmetic Surgeon Man, Dat Aint No Way To Rearrange A Face'
- 'Propofol Lite'
- 'Quick Mr. Pepsi, Grab A Pail O' Water Fo' My Son's Hair Done Got Caught On Fire'
The album is tentatively called, 'Blues In The Key Of K', from Joe Jackson Records.