Friday, October 30, 2009
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
Halloween is nearly here, and there is no better song to put you in the mood than this one. Recorded in 1956 by Jallacy Hawkins, better known as Screamin' Jay Hawkins, this song rocked the world and became his biggest hit. Growling and howling, Hawkins and the entire band were reportedly rip-roaring drunk at the recording session, and they certainly conjured up some spooky spirits that night. Still a huge favorite, it was one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's500 Songs That Influenced Rock and Roll...but you knew that! Happy Halloween!