Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Screamin Jay

Like a hotdog without mustard, October would be naked without the music of Screamin Jay Hawkins in heavy rotation.  Remembered most for "I Put a Spell on You," Hawkins was one of the most unusual rock and blues entertainers ever.  He donned a cape, wore wild threads, dabbled in the dark arts and toted a skull named Henry to his performances.

Probably the most interesting fact about Screaming Jay was that he fathered over fifty children.  
(Yes, you read that right.  Five and a zero - fifty).  Hawkins had so many kids that when he died in 2001 a website was put together to try and get all of them together for a reunion.

So if you're looking for some good music to complement the Halloween ghouls and ghosts in the neighborhood, check out his stuff.

Or, if you're looking for a long lost dad, you may want to research his whereabouts around the time you were conceived.

Either way, you might just find what you are looking for.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, I'm a fan of Screamin' Jay Hawkins too. However, I did not know that he fathered over fifty children. Man oh man. Or shall I say "man, woman and child." Wow. Oh well, he made up for me.