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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Screamin' Jay Hawkins and The Fuzztones : Live EP 1985


SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS

American musician, singer and actor, born 18 July 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and died 12 February 2000 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

 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 perhaps the first shock rocker.



THE FUZZTONES

The Fuzztones have achieved legendary status as cult faves during their 29 year career. Their fiery brand of Garage-Psych-Punk pre-dated the entire "Garage Revival" of the 1980's and has influenced hundreds of groups, from the Hives to the Horrors.

SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS & THE FUZZTONES- Live!


“Hooking up veteran soul singer Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, a guy who has been singing since the fifties, with New York garage band heroes The Fuzztones is not as strange a combination as at first it seems.


This four cut EP, recorded live at a benefit Christmas party last year at Irving Plaza, finds Jay in good voice and raunchy good humor, and as he puts it, the young band really seems to give him a kick.


He somehow manages to slip a reference to AIDS in ‘Alligator Wine,’ and ‘Constipation Blues’ is almost painful to listen to, with Hawkins doing his best impression of an outhouse. Yet the classic “I Put A Spell On You” never sounded better than in this raunch revisionist setting.


And there’s even a Christmas song for people who hate Christmas songs, a truly wonderful piece called ‘It’s That Time Again.’ It’s mostly good fun, and Screamin’ Jay sounds like he’s having a blast. Everyone should have so much fun after doing their thing for so long.” –Hank Bordowitz


http://www.discogs.com/Fuzztones-Screamin-Jay-Hawkins-Live/release/1074288


The Fuzztones and Screamin' Jay Hawkins – Live
Label : Midnight Records– MIRLP 114
Format : Vinyl, 12", Mini-Album
Country : US
Released : 1985
Genre : Rock, Blues
Style : Blues Rock, Garage Rock

Tracklist


A1 Alligator Wine
Written-By – Leiber & Stoller
A2 I Put A Spell On You
Written-By – J. Hawkins
B1 It's That Time Again
Written-By – J. Hawkins
B2 Constipation Blues
Written-By – J. Hawkins
   
Credits


Bass – Michael Jay
Drums – Ira Elliot
Guitar – Elan Portnoy
Guitar, Harp – Rudi Protrudi
Organ – Deb O'Nair
Photography By [Back] – Tom Bessoir
Photography By [Cover, Inner Sleeve] – Lisa Seifert
Vocals, Piano – Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Notes

Live Recording from a show which took place on December 19, 1984 at Irving Plaza, NYC.
Contains a Midnight Records' flyer with a big picture of SJH & the Fuzztones at the Irving Plaza N.Y.C.

VINYL RIP : BY " ΘΕΙΟΣ "
POSTED : BY " KOSTAS "


FLAC HERE : Size : 133 MB
MP3  HERE : Size : 50,9 MB
Mega.nz Flac & Mp3

Screamin' Jay Hawkins on this Blog HERE
The Fuzztones on this Blog HERE

1 comment:

  1. Finally the greasiest, craziest version of 'i got a spell on you' in FLAC.
    Eternal gratitude.
    djqs

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