HOO-123519

Screamin Jay Hawkins At Home With

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ROCKS, ROLLS! GRUNTS!!, GROANS, SHOUTS, SCREAMS!!!

INCLUDES 11 BONUS TRACKS
 
At Home with Screamin' Jay Hawkins is the enigmatic rock & roll pioneer’s breakthrough 1958 album. The songs included on the LP mark the best introduction into his singular career. This essential compilation includes Jay Hawkins' most famous album plus 11 bonus tracks! of alternate takes and other hits. Over the course of these 23 tracks, it becomes clear that Hawkins was incapable of limiting himself to one genre. Many of the songs are anchored by a blues and R&B foundation, while many others have a dramatic cabaret feel. Although Jay Hawkins is best known for “I Put a Spell on You”, he could also turn faux-operatic with a number like Cole Porter's "I Love Paris." At Home with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins is a carefully arranged yet gritty full-band rhythm and blues album (similar to the style of his contemporary Ray Charles), except that the singer loses his mind!. Hawkins presented a hybrid style that was tied to his unique personality and mannerisms; he was (and still is) a category unto himself.

“When Screamin' Jay Hawkins sings, he never simply sings: he bellows, sputters, moans and cackles, embroidering the words with his own arcane gibberish. Thus a simple, romantic line like ‘Bring yourself on home,’ from his 1957 recording ‘Person To Person,’ becomes ‘Bring your big-fine-foxy-greatgoogly- moogly-wuuuhhh-lookadat-self on home whaa yeah!.’ An extraordinary vocalist and showman.” – The New York Times.

16-PAGE BOOKLET - RARE PHOTOS - VINTAGE MEMORABILIA - DETAILED LINER NOTES

SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS, piano and vocals, plus:

Mickey Baker (guitar)
Sam Taylor (tenor sax)
among others…
Orchestra under the direction of
Leroy Kirkland and O. B. Masingill

Recorded in December, 1956 and early 1957.

TRACKS:

01 ORANGE COLORED SKY 2:54
02 HONG KONG 2:22
03 TEMPTATION 2:41
04 I LOVE PARIS 2:27
05 I PUT A SPELL ON YOU 2:29
06 SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT 1:53
07 YELLOW COAT 2:27
08 OL’ MAN RIVER 4:28
09 IF YOU ARE BUT A DREAM 2:55
10 TAKE ME BACK TO MY BOOTS AND SADDLE 2:44
11 DEEP PURPLE 2:37
12 YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU (I DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT) 2:05

BONUS TRACKS
13 LITTLE DEMON 2:27
14 ALLIGATOR WINE 3:07
15 FRENZY 2:15
16 PERSON TO PERSON 2:11
17 THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU 2:24
18 YOU AIN’T FOOLIN’ ME 2:29
19 DARLING PLEASE FORGIVE ME 2:51
20 LITTLE DEMON (Alternate Take) 3:03
21 I PUT A SPELL ON YOU (Alternate Take) 2:28
22 THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU (Alternate Take) 2:45
23 ALLIGATOR WINE (Alternate Take) 3:10

TOTAL TIME: 61:16

Reference: HOO-123519
Label: Hoo Doo Records
Label code: 263364
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028693474