0256 Little Demon – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (1956)

Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

This song was the B-side to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ single I Put A Spell On You. The single sold over a million copies but failed to make the R&B or pop charts in America. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was a pioneer of shock rock and his stage act began with him emerging from a coffin. Merseybeat group The Undertakers would dress as undertakers on stage and their amps were made to look like coffins. The Beatles played Little Demon during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

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