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from the album Come 2 My House
Song details
Performer: Chaka Khan
First Released: 29 September 1998 - Come 2 My House album
Album(s): Come 2 My House
Writer(s): Larry Graham
Producer(s): Chaka Khan and Prince (as )
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Hair is the 13th track (twelfth song) on Chaka Khan’s tenth solo studio album Come 2 My House; the song is a cover of the Graham Central Station song from their 1974 album Graham Central Station, and was written by Larry Graham. Prince (as ) performed the song regularly from 1994-6 in a medley with Days Of Wild, even writing a rap which served as a transition between the two tracks. Hair was also quoted in The Exodus Has Begun, which uses the line "And when the people ask you everywhere / 'Is that really all your hair?'/ Tell'em you don't tell a lie / Bald-headed son of a motherfuckin' housefly".

The version included on Come 2 My House was produced by Chaka Khan and Prince (as ), and did not feature Larry Graham, despite his presence elsewhere on the album.

While specific recording dates for Chaka Khan’s version are not known, basic tracking took place between November 1997, and January 1998, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Horn overdubs took place between early December 1997, and early February 1998, also at Paisley Park Studios. It was included as the tenth track on a February 1998, configuration of Come 2 My House, before the tracklist was revised for the final release.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
November 1997 - January 1998 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Early December 1997 - early February 1998 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Horn overdubs
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Hair 5:45 Come 2 My House Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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