Personnel: Screamin' Jay Hawkins (vocals, piano); Screamin' Jay Hawkins; Bo Diddley (guitar); Barry Southern, Bari Southern (saxophone); Rodney Schnitz (bass instrument); Gene Pello (drums).
Liner Note Author: Jet Martin Celmins.
This is a re-release of Screamin' Jay Hawkins's 1994 studio album, I SHAKE MY STICK AT YOU. It's amazing enough that Screamin' Jay, a pioneer from rock & roll's early days, was still recording in the 1990s, but that he sounded this vital, outrageous, and--well--amazing after 40 years in the business is downright shocking. Hawkins was never much for variation, or subtlety, but that wasn't what made him great. What did make him great--his Dionysian spirit, his crazed hoodoo-man vocals, his outrageous sense of theatricality--is all here, and better than ever. Check out "Live Love or Die," "Cookie Time," and the self-explanatory "Fur Burger."
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