welcome, be my muse!

Baby, I got the blues!

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on April 11, 2010

Born as Jalacy Hawkins in Ohio, Screaming Jay studied classical piano and wanted to become an opera singer. „Fortunately“ his initial career goal failed and he became one of the most inspiring blues singers and crazy performers, famed for his powerful and theatrical performances of all time…

No other singer ever played „I put a spell on you“ like this former middleweight boxing champion did. According to Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra and Stephen Thomas Erlewine, the entire band was intoxicated during a the recording of the song „Hawkins screamed, grunted, and gurgled his way through the tune with utter drunken abandon“…

By the way his smoking skull (the scepter) was called Henry – sweet!

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  1. floflo said, on April 11, 2010 at 10:39 am

    ganz, ganz grossartig!!!

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