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.