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Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 12 May 1972

THOUGH SOMEWHAT quiet on the recording scene of late, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, the original wildman of our music, is still attracting large audiences in the ...

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins: Flamingo Club/Bromley Court Hotel, London

Live Review by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 13 February 1965

STARS AND showbiz personalities rubbed shoulders with mods and even some rockers in Soho's Flamingo last week to witness a fantastic display by Screamin' Jay ...

Screamin' Jay Hawkins: King of Rock and Horror

Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 5 June 1965

EVERY ONCE in a while someone different comes along. In January, none other than the legendary Screamin' Jay Hawkins entered Britain, and established himself as ...

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (French CBS)

Review by Bill Millar, Shout, March 1969

You Made Me Love You/ I Put A Spell On You /Alligator Wine /Little Demon/ There 's Something Wrong With You/Orange Coloured Sky/Yellow Coat/Take Me ...

Screamin' Jay Hawkins: What That Is! (Phillips)

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 15 November 1969

THE KEY TO this album is its honesty. Producer Milan Melvin has been faithful to Screamin' Jay and his music right down to the picture ...

Screamin' Jay Hawkins: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (Philips)

Review by Bill Millar, Shout, June 1970

Please Don’t Leave Me; I Wanta Know; I Need You; My Marion; Bite It; Move Me/Goodnight My Love/Our Love Is Not For 3; Ain’t Nobody’s ...

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Interview by Nick Tosches, Creem, August 1973

Valerie's torrid flesh sings with the lyrics of passion and singes with the heat of burning desire ...

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Profile by Cliff White, Black Music, April 1974

IN 1965 Nina Simone strengthened her newly-won acclaim as the High Priestess of Soul with a dramatic reworking of a unique echo from the fifties. ...

European Blues and R&B Festival

Report by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 22 November 1975

TEN YEARS AGO Britain was set to become the R&B capital of the world. Between 1962 and '67 we were visited by so many legendary ...

The Clash, Screamin' Jay Hawkins: Ritchie Coliseum, College Park MD

Live Review by Joe Sasfy, The Washington Post, 1 October 1979

ENGLAND'S CLASH brought their version of rock's civil war to Ritchie Coliseum Saturday night. By the time they ended their second encore, a hypersonic invitation ...

Rock Shock Horror: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Retrospective by Cliff White, The History of Rock, 1981

INFAMOUSLY KNOWN AS THE "original king of shock rock" or the "weirdest one-hit of them all", Screamin’ Jay Hawkins fits neither bill. He’s never ...

Life For Jay Hawkins Is Still A Scream

Profile and Interview by Don Waller, Los Angeles Times, 25 December 1983

"MAN, I WAS 20 years ahead of my time," says rocker Screamin' Jay Hawkins, whose early '50s recording of 'I Put a Spell on You' ...

Screamin' Jay Hawkins: The Man Who Ate Nick Cave

Interview by Lynden Barber, New Musical Express, 19 July 1986

The bats screech, and inside a rockin' coffin, something stirs...up fly the nails and out pops SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS, longtime voodoo swamp beast back to ...

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Sleeve notes by Gene Sculatti, Sony/Epic Records, 1991

As with most successful artists, Screamin' Jay Hawkins career hung on lots of ifs... It might not have happened at all if his first manager ...

That's Entertainment: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Retrospective by Bill Millar, MOJO, May 1995

Psst. Hey, bud, you want "cryptic tales of mojo-bones, constipation, the Mau Mau, cunnilingus and flannel lipped, bald-headed women"? You got it! Ladeez and gennelmen, ...

I Put A Spell On You: Bill Millar pays tribute to the late, great Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Retrospective by Bill Millar, unpublished, March 2000

"WHY NOT BE at London Airport to welcome Jay?" That was the invitation in the late Roger Eagle’s R & B Scene. And so, on ...

Screamin' Jay Hawkins: The Whamee 1953-55 (Rev-Ola)

Review by Lois Wilson, MOJO, November 2006

Born bad: early recordings for Grand, Mercury, Wing, Timely and Gotham. ...

Screamin' Jay Hawkins: Spellbound

Retrospective by David Burke, Vintage Rock, Summer 2018

FOR SOMEONE whose live performances involved climbing out of a coffin, it came as no surprise that Screamin' Jay Hawkins resurrected his career in the ...

Steve Bergsman: I Put A Spell On You – The Bizarre Life Of Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Feral House)

Book Review by Bill Wasserzieher, Ugly Things, Summer 2019

WHAT CAN BE said about the artist known as Screamin' Jay Hawkins? Perhaps that he did more to promote over-population than any other American, fathering ...


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