“I Put A Spell On You Because You`re Mine”-Number One for Halloween!

October 27, 2009  
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witch iiSometimes you just have to make a call. Stand up for what you believe, and put your cards on the table. I Put A Spell On You  by Screamin` Jay Hawkins is the all-time most quinessential song ever recorded, by any artist, for the Halloween Season. The lyrics are the scariest, the music, in a minor key, will scare the be Jesus out of you, & the performance will bake your brains black to crispy critters. The item in the news where a cop pulled a real gun on a carnie performer at a haunted house does come in a close second, however!screamin jay hawkins

It seems as if, way back in 1956, Screamin` Jay & the band got too drunk in the studio, and the I Put A Spell On You song just emerged spontaneously like gremlins out of a dusty, cobwebbed chimney. Disc Jockey legend, Alan Freed, offered Jay $300 to emerge out of a coffin onstage. Afterwards, Screamin` Jay embellished his act with “gold and leopard skin costumes and notable voodoo stage props, such as his smoking skull on a stick-named Henry-and rubber snakes.” (Wiki) I saw SJH do his thing in about 1986!

ween pumpkinSo make your call as far as the greatest Halloween song of all time, & feel free to disagree with me! Remember to have good reasons for your choice, or I might PUT A SPELL ON YOU!


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