"Screamin' Jay Hawkins"
With "I Put a Spell on You" Screamin' Jay Hawkins hit the stage with one of the most unusual shows I've ever seen. I only saw Screamin' Jay Hawkins once, at a small club in Santa Barbara and he was strangely spectacular. The costume, snake around his neck, bones in his nose, flash paper, and staff with the skull on it symbolized the entire Screamin' Jay Hawkins show. The only thing I've seen that has come close would be Dr. John the Night Tripper, but "Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya" had none of the voo-doo of Screamin' Jay Hawkins. This show was truly one of a kind. I like the strong blue, red, and violet tones in the background and all the colors that give a little thickness to the flash paper from his hand.
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