0255 I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (1956)

Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ real name was Jalacy Hawkins. He wrote and recorded this song in 1956. It was released as a single with Little Demon on the B-side. The song has been covered by The Alan Price Set, The Animals, Joe Cocker, Nina Simone and Manfred Mann. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ vocal style is similar to John Lennon’s at the end of the song Cold Turkey.

Now Hear This : Cold Turkey – John Lennon (1969)

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