Jalacy "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins (July 18, 1929 – February 12, 2000) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, film producer, and boxer. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as "I Put a Spell on You", he sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him an early pioneer of shock rock.
FIEND 728. Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Stone Crazy (LP, Album). Stone Crazy (CD, Album, Unofficial).
At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins '2006. My Little Shop Of Horrors '2001. I Shake My Stick At You '1991. Black Music For White People '1991.
Album · 1964 · 18 Songs. More By Screamin' Jay Hawkins. See All. Cow Fingers and Mosquito Pie. 1991.
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While Screamin' Jay Hawkins can't really shout with the force or volume of the past and doesn't have the energy to keep a whole set moving briskly, he gets off enough good one-liners to make things a bit interesting. His band plays routine blues shuffles, workouts, R&B covers and Hawkins originals such as "The Whammy," "Constipation Blues" and of course "I Put A Spell On Yo. While nearly an hour of this eventually becomes tedious, Hawkins' fans will still enjoy it, and others can satisfy themselves with the occasional nuggets.