Screamin' Jay Hawkins


Jalacy Hawkins Born: 1929/07/18
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Died: 2000/02/12
Years Active: 1946 - 2000

Jalacy Hawkins (July 18, 1929, Cleveland, Ohio — February 12, 2000, Paris, France), best known as Screamin' Jay Hawkins was an African-American musician, singer, and actor. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as "I Put a Spell on You" and "Constipation Blues", Hawkins sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him the one of few original shock rockers.

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Live In New York, July 6, 1970

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