Monday, October 3, 2011

Creepy Day 3: Screamin' Jay Hawkins Puts A Spell On You

Too bad the quality on this version of "I Put A Spell On You" isn't better - still though, crank this up if you can. This tune is firing on all cylinders - gritty, dirty, bluesy dirge-like instrumentation accompanied by Screamin' Jay Hawkins' amazing textured screams, laughs and moans - sounding like something emanating from a dark basement voodoo club on some mist shrouded New Orleans night. Know what I mean? This one walks the line of novelty tune and full on classic, and well frankly, I think it's outright art.

Originally release in 1956, "I Put A Spell On You" is considered one of the greatest songs of all time and has been covered by dozens of other great artists.

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