Screamin' Jay Hawkins Frenzy
- Released: January 20, 2010
- Label: Floating World
- 1.Hong Kong
- 2.I put a spell on you
- 3.Darling please forgive me
- 5.Ol' man river
- 6.Person to person
- 7.Take me back to my boots and saddle
- 8.Orange coloured sky
- 9.If you are but a dream
- 10.Swing low, sweet chariot
- 11.I love Paris
- 13.Little demon
- 14.You made me love you (I didn't want to do it)
- 15.Theres something wrong with you
- 16.Yellow coat
- 17.Deep purple
- 18.Alligator wine
- 19.(She put the) Whammy on me
Recorded in the 1950's.
Liner Note Author: Alan Robinson .
FRENZY is one of several excellent sets that offer a compelling entry point into the crazy musical world of Screamin' Jay Hawkins (another is the best-of collection, VOODOO JIVE). While it opens with his best-known song, "I Put a Spell on You," FRENZY makes it clear that Hawkins' interests stretched far and wide. The set includes punchy rhythm & blues pieces, nonsensical forays into the worlds of pop and rock, wild cabaret numbers, and tracks of faux-operatic mayhem.
The first four numbers give one the impression of Hawkins as a bluesy shouter, singing of demons and dark magic. But in steps "I Love Paris," and Hawkins is singing in front of an orchestra like a maniacal Broadway star. There's passion, invention, and plain-old entertainment fun in FRENZY. The 14 songs include a mix of originals and songs by everyone from Leiber & Stoller to Cole Porter. Yet it all comes out sounding like no one else in the world but Hawkins.
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