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).
Whodini Released in October 13, 1983 Recorded from1982-1983 In Battery Studios (London, UK) & Can Studios (Weilerswist, Germany)GenreHip-hop Length 44:39. Label Jive Producers Willesden Dodgers, Thomas Dolby, Conny Plank and Roy Carter
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 and number 45 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Willesden Dodges-produced track “The Haunted House of Rock” peaked at number 27 on the Dance Club Songs and number 55 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
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From a contemporary review, Ken Tucker of The Philadelphia Inquirer gave the album four stars out of five, stating that “Unlike so many dance-club hit makers, Whodini can sustain its cleverness over the length of an entire album.”