Skills:Mixing & Mastering
Album: Hey Man Smell My Finger
Paisley Park Records – 1993
Song 1: Paint The Whitehouse Black
Song 2: Martial Law
Engineered and Mixed by: Jeff Silverman
Produced by: Kerry Gordy
“Paint The Whitehouse Black” is from George Clinton’s sixth studio album released in 1993 on Prince’s Paisly Park Records. The album features guest appearances by Prince, Dallas Austin, Humpty Hump from Digital Underground, Ice Cube, N’Dea Davenport, Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley. The album received critical acclaim from critics with “The New Yorker” calling it “a funny, psychedelic, intricate collection of grooves and insights.”
About Kerry Gordy: Kerry Gordy is the son of Motown Music Legend, Berry Gordy, Jr. He grew up surrounded by Motown recording artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Ritchie, Rick James, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross, Teena Marie and Marvin Gaye. Kerry started working for Motown in 1973 in the mailroom and ended up performing various administrative and creative tasks.
He was promoted to Director of A&R and worked on projects with artists such as Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Rick James and Billy Preston to name a few. In 1993, Kerry became the Vice President of tow divisions for Prince’s Paisley Park Records and produced and co-wrote George Clinton’s comeback hit “Paint the White House Black.”
Jeff met Kerry when he was a staff writer at Motown. They became good friends while working on many projects together with artists such as George Clinton, Stepchild, Prince, Rosie Gaines and several other acts when he was A&R for Warner Brothers, Motown and Paisley Park Records.