Screamin' Jay Hawkins
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Jalacy J. Hawkins’ wild songs and onstage theatrics of his self-created brand of voodoo jive earned him the name Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. His act has often featured him emerging from a casket to sing his best-known hit, “I Put a Spell on You” (1956), carrying a skull smoking a cigarette. He is considered the first true “shock-rocker,” with his onstage antics.
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- blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock and roll, weird
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- Hasil Adkins, Howlin' Wolf, Tom Waits, John Lurie, Little Walter