Screamin' Jay Hawkins The Whamee 1953-55

The Whamee 1953-55
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CD Details

  • Released: July 10, 2006
  • Label: Rev-Ola


  • 1.I Put A Spell On You
  • 2.She Put The Whamee On Me
  • 3.What That Is
  • 4.In My Front Room
  • 5.This Is All
  • 6.You're All Of My Life To Me
  • 7.Well I Tried
  • 8.Talk About Me
  • 9.Even Though
  • 10.Not Anymore
  • 11.Baptize Me In Wine
  • 12.Coronation Jump
  • 13.Why Did You Waste My Time?
  • 14.No Hug, No Kiss
  • 15.Tiny's Jump (Alternative Take Of/ "Coronation Jump") - (alternate take)
  • 16.Why Did You Waste My Time ?
  • 17.Tiny's Jump (Alternative Take of "Coronation Jump") Instrumental
  • 18.I Found My Way To Wine - (alternate take)
  • 19.Please Try To Understand
  • 20.$10,000 Lincoln Continental
  • 21.Take Me Back
  • 22.I Is (Incomplete Take)
  • 23.I Is
  • 24.Pauline (Unissued)
  • 25.10,000 Lincoln Continental (Alternative take) - (alternate take)
  • 26.Bobby Lewis-Mumbles Blues
  • 27.Mumbles Blues (With Bobby Lewis)

Product Description:

Includes 1 bonus track.
Shock-rock godfather Screamin' Jay Hawkins's Howlin'-Wolf-meets-Dracula brand of horror blues hit the big time in 1956 with "I Put a Spell on You," but this collection documents the years leading up to that breakthrough. Focusing on his earliest recordings, from 1953-55, THE WHAMEE find Hawkins no less imposing a figure for his lack of celebrity or experience. There are some alternate, early versions of later hits like the abovementioned classic, but the real finds here are the lesser-known tunes, where Hawkins' zombie-on-the-rampage wail haunts some slamming '50s R&B arrangements for a sound that foreshadows things to come. It all amounts to a captivating snapshot of a true American original finding his artistic feet.

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Product Info

  • UPC: 5013929446922
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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