Screamin' Jay Hawkins

“Me, I guess you have to say I spent most o’ my time on the dark end of the street,” Screamin’ Jay Hawkins told writer Gerri Hirshey in her soul music history Nowhere to Run. It was an unlikely place for the vocalist to dwell. As a boy, Jalacy Hawkins idolized Enrico Caruso and longed for a career in opera. Instead, the leather-lunged singer went the R&B route, and ultimately established himself as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most extroverted performers.

 

Screamin’ Jay’s rep rests largely on one record: His self-penned 1956 single... Read More

City Of Origin:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Genre:
Oldies, Rock, Rock & Roll
Birthdate:
07/18/1929
Death date:
02/12/2000
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Tracks

Sweet Black Angel

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 14
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Earl's Boogie Woogie

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 14
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Goin' Down the Line

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 14
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Guitar Rag

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 14
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I Put a Spell On You

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 14
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Yellow Coat

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 14
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If You Are But a Dream

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 14
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