SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS "I Put A Spell On You"


This might be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. As connoisseurs know, there are a few different recordings of Screamin‘ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You.” The one that gets under your skin is the spooky 1956 version, with the otherworldly sonics. It was a good fit in Stranger Then Paradise (French trailer below). The backing track on this particular screamin‘ live performance is yet another, equally creepy alternative with a carnival calliope and blues guitar. Jay himself is simply unbelievable. Don’t miss the weird walk off. After the video, check the YouTube option icons for the video of SJH singing “Old Man River” on David Sanborn’s old show.

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    Anonymous
    November 10, 2010 - 22:53 | Permalink

    Wow, The David Sanborn is "Thee Bomb"!!!!!!!!!!!
    davek

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