Screamin’ Jay Hawkins re-issue on Rev-Ola

R219_screaming_jay_hawkins_89Screamin’ Jay Hawkins defies any logical pigeonholing. You can safely say that Screamin’ Jay put Voodoo in rock & roll, and bellowed around the stage like some fired up demon, positively demented with skulls (named Henry), bones, leopard skins and a clutch of killer tunes. Famed for writing "I Put a Spell on You" and shocking audiences, it is no wonder that the ace Rev-Ola have popped out a re-issue of his work.

Focusing on the mid fifties, ‘The Whamee‘, contains his biggest number, as well as a whole host of other wax crackling cuts. If you don’t know Hawkins, this is an excellent place to start. [Mof Gimmers]


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