Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Halloween treat from the Legal Skiils Prof Blog

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).

And here's the original, recorded version for you completists.

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!


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