Saturday, October 30, 2010
Here's a little Halloween "treat" for all our readers - Screamin' Jay Hawkins performing the holiday-appropriate "I Put A Spell on You." This abbreviated live version comes with all the bells and whistles - Screamin' Jay emerging from his coffin, flash paper pyrotechnics and his trusty companion Henry (a skull on a stick).
Legend has it that Jalacy Hawkins, a trained operatic singer, had to get completely inebriated before he was able to lose enough inhibition to properly record the song. Initially considered too raw and full of sexual innuendo for radio play, it is now considered one of the best rock and roll tracks ever recorded. Enjoy and have a Happy Halloween!