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Sunday, September 7, 2008
Screamin' Jay Hawkins- Spellbound! 1955-1974 Feast Of The Mau Mau! Wow!
I don't know which picture is more shocking the one with the bone through his nose or this last picture that seems "normal". I simply prefer the bone nose one myself,the third one,that's beautiful! That's the way he should look,like a psycho blues voodoo hoodoo man! Now that's a look. Now, people are paying attention!. This Spellbound deluxe set, is quite beautiful, and is 2 discs long, and contains really, Screamin' Jay's career highlights from 1955-1974. I posted The Best Of Screamin' Jay Hawkins a while back, but it's a short list of songs,which don't feature all of his vocal skills. Remember I said, he started out as wanting to be a opera singer? Well, you can hear his complete vocal range on this set of 2 discs .Some songs are just simple love songs, or songs of yearning,and some are just a great rhythm and blues workout,some songs are straight up weird, the ones you would expect them to be. I even like his lesser known songs, like Mountain Jive, and Two Can Play This Game. So, I encourage you to get this one too, and crank it up. 48 tracks total, and this is a very hard to find set! It's plenty weird, and wonderful. And I don't really have much more to add to this post, he's a true American original. 2 parts-2 discs ,and a lot of cool pics/scans included. Also one you can enlarge and frame for your fridge. (or put near your bed, or scare your Mom, or ? ) Halloween is coming kiddies! http://rapidshare.com/files/143390877/Screamin__Jay_Hawkins-Spellbound_1955-1974_-_CD1.rar.html