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- SKU: LIB-5011
- Format: LP (Reissue)
- UPC: 089353501129
- Street Date: 02/03/23
- PreBook Date: 12/30/22
- Label: Liberation Hall »
- Genre: Pop/Rock
- Run Time: 45:23 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 2001
- Region Code: 0
- Box Lot: 30
- Territory: WORLD
- Language: English
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Screamin' Jay Hawkins - My Little Shop Of Horrors
One of rock & roll's pioneers of shock rock, Screamin' Jay Hawkins paved the way for music performance artists to come.
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BLACK VINYL. One of rock & roll's pioneers of shock rock, the indescribable Screamin' Jay Hawkins paved the way for music performance art and glam artists to come. His classic "I Put A Spell On You," included on this set, was banned from radio in 1956 for sexual overtones. His legendary performances had him dressed in gold and leopard costumes with props including rubber snakes, a smoking skull on a stick, and his signature coffin. Over his career he didn't record many studio albums. In 1972 he released "A Portrait Of A Man and His Woman." Long out-of-print, it was re-released on CD in 2001 as "My Little Shop Of Horrors," adding a recording of his signature hit, "I Put A Spell On You," which included cover versions of Conway Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe," Fats Domino's "Please Don't Leave Me," and Jesse Belvin's "Guess Who." This 12 track CD reissue makes its vinyl debut here.
- His boxing prowess was every bit as lethal as his vocal cords; many of his most hilarious tales revolve around Jay beating the hell out of a musical rival.
- For fans of Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Waits, Arthur Brown, Marilyn Manson
- First time available on vinyl in this configuration
- Originally inspired by the booming baritone of Paul Robeson
- He received a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in the 1989 indie film ''Mystery Train.''
- ''I Put a Spell on You'' (1956), was selected as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll
Screamin' Jay Hawkins was the most outrageous performer extant during rock's dawn...(he) was an insanely theatrical figure long before it was even remotely acceptable.
—Bill Dahl, AllMusic Guide