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SOLD! <br> SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS <br> I Put A Spell On You <br> SIGNED CARD

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Index card with photo signed / autographed by Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

Offered here is an index card signed by the great Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins has signed in blue ball point pen. To the right of the autograph someone has pasted a photo of Jay at the mike with his faithful friend Henry the Skull. Beneath the photo someone has written "Screaming Jay Hawkins" in pencil. There is some adhesive residue on the back (presumably from being affixed to a scrapbook).

The card measures 4 x 6 inches and is in very good condition.

From the All Music Guide:

Screamin' Jay Hawkins:
Screamin' Jay Hawkins was the most outrageous performer extant during rock's dawn. Prone to emerging out of coffins onstage, a flaming skull named Henry his constant companion, Screamin' Jay was an insanely theatrical figure long before it was even remotely acceptable. Hawkins' life story is almost as bizarre as his onstage shtick. Originally inspired by the booming baritone of Paul Robeson, Hawkins was unable to break through as an opera singer. 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! Hawkins caught his first musical break in 1951 as pianist/valet to veteran jazz guitarist Tiny Grimes. He debuted on wax for Gotham the following year with "Why Did You Waste My Time," backed by Grimes and his Rockin' Highlanders (they donned kilts and tam o' shanters on stage). Singles for Timely ("Baptize Me in Wine") and Mercury's Wing subsidiary (1955's otherworldly "[She Put the] Wamee [On Me]," a harbinger of things to come) preceded Hawkins' immortal 1956 rendering of "I Put a Spell on You" for Columbia's Okeh imprint. Hawkins originally envisioned the tune as a refined ballad. After he and his New York session aces (notably guitarist Mickey Baker and saxist Sam "The Man" Taylor) had imbibed to the point of no return, Hawkins screamed, grunted, and gurgled his way through the tune with utter drunken abandon. A resultant success despite the protests of uptight suits-in-power, "I Put a Spell on You" became Screamin' Jay's biggest seller ("Little Demon," its rocking flip, is a minor classic itself).


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