Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Rocks (CD)

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Another CD album from the Bear Family Records - Rock'n'Roll CD series - Rocks -

The godfather of gothic rock - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
The star of Jim Jarmusch's 1989 cult movie 'Mystery Train'!
31 classics, featuring the original hit version of I Put A Spell On You!
Comprehensive liner notes from Screamin' Jay Hawkins ueber-fan Bill Millar!

Screamin' Jay Hawkins' records didn't go over-the-top; they started over-the-top and got more berserk from there. Screamin' Jay Hawkins lived as he sang. A simple question, like how he came up with the nickname 'Screamin'' elicited this response: ''I went to Nitro, West Virginia. This is 1950. There was a big, big, huge fat lady at the bar. Just allow your mind to roam free when I say 'fat'?Glutton! Beast! O-bese! She made the average elephant look like a pencil, that's how fat she was. She was downing Black & White scotch and Jack Daniels at the same time, and whenever she looked up at me she shouted 'Scream, baby, scream!' I said to myself: 'You wanted a name?'''

Screamin' Jay Hawkins' influence can be found wherever music has sunk to new depths of depravity. Mixing voodoo rhythms and horror film props, he invented gothic rock, a genre that includes Alice Cooper, Arthur Brown, the antics of Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne, the horror film make-up of Kiss, not to mention 'The Rocky Horror Show'. Screamin' Jay Hawkins also paved the way for George Clinton and Cameo whose lead singer, Larry Blackmon, emerged? like Screamin' Jay Hawkins? from a huge silver coffin.

And, oh yes, he wrote and recorded the original version of I Put A Spell On You.

Track Listing

    • Little Demon
    • Baptize Me In Wine
    • Not Anymore
    • In My Front Room
    • This Is All
    • What That Is
    • (She Put The) Wamee (On Me)
    • Well I Tried
    • Talk About Me
    • Take Me Back
    • I Is
    • $ 10,000 Lincoln Continental (take 2)
    • You Ain't Foolin' Me
    • Yellow Coat
    • I Put A Spell On You
    • Frenzy
    • Alligator Wine
    • There's Something Wrong With You
    • Person To Person
    • You Made Me Love You
    • Little Demon (alt. take)
    • Armpit No. 6
    • Just Don't Care
    • Strange
    • Whammy
    • Party Doll
    • All Night
    • Mountain Jive
    • Do You Really Love Me
    • Please Don't Leave Me
    • Knock-Kneed Nana (take 7)

    Additional Details

    Label: Bear Family Records

    Genre: R & B

    Run Time: 78 mins

    Release Date: 01/02/07

    UPC: 4000127166876

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