Screaming Jay Hawkins

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor screamin jay hawkinsJalacyScreamin’ JayHawkins (July 18, 1929 – February 12, 2000) was an American Blues, R&B musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as “I Put a Spell on You“, he sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him an early pioneer of shock rock. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawkins studied classical piano as a child and learned guitar in his twenties.[2] His initial goal was to become an opera singer (Hawkins cited Paul Robeson as his musical idol in interviews),[3] but when his initial ambitions failed he began his career as a conventional blues singer and pianist.

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