TINA: Song

You Know Who (Is Doing You Know What)

is one of four songs written by Tony Joe White for Tina’s 1989 album Foreign Affair. She never performed it live on stage.

Writer: Tony Joe White
Producer: Dan Hartman
Album
: Foreign Affair (1989)

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - Album
  1. You Knw Who (Is Doing You Know What) 3:46
  2. Tony Joe White: Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica / Dan Hartman: Electric Piano and Synth Keyboards / Eddie Martinez: Rhythm Guitar / Phillipe Saisse: Bridge Keyboard and Slap / Jeff Bova: Synth Bass / T.M. Stevens: Bass / J. T. Lewis: Drums / Danny Cummings: Percussion / Lance Ellington, Tessa Niles and Tina Turner: Backing Vocals / Recorded by Chris Lord-Alge

When I was a child I wasn't a very nosy child, my sister was, and my mother was always……. well gossip has been going on for years, and my mother, so that we wouldn’t know who she was talking about, she would say "Oh you remember you know who, you know who, is doing you know what".

I couldn't hear what Tony was saying when he did the demo and when I heard it my
whole body chilled because he was saying "You know who, is doing you know what"
everybody that I play it for totally freaks out, it's like so now as well because it's just
gossip, it's so modern gossip for everybody to grab on to it and say "Well, you know
who, is doing you know what" People are grabbing on to it already, that’s one of the first things they say "What is that, who, who know who.." they don’t know exactly what just the slang of that one is and the whisper of it.

From the 'Foreign Affair' promotional interview

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