Are You One Of Jay’s Kids? The Complete Bizarre Sessions 1990-94

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Are You One Of Jay’s Kids? The Complete Bizarre Sessions 1990-94

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Are You One Of Jay’s Kids? The Complete Bizarre Sessions 1990-94

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 18/05/2018 Cat#: EDSL0022 • Barcode: 740155722234 • Genre: Pop, Rock

Track Listing

  1. Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
  2. I Feel Alright
  3. I Put A Spell On You (Dance Version)
  4. I Hear You Knockin’
  5. Heartattack And Vine
  6. Ignant And Shit
  7. Swamp Gas
  8. Voodoo Priestess
  9. Ice Cream Man
  10. I Want Your Body
  11. Ol’ Man River
  12. Strokin’
  13. My Best Friend’s Girl
  14. Another Pain
  15. Strange
  16. I Don’t Know
  17. Who’s Been Talkin’
  18. I Believe
  19. Stone Crazy
  20. Last Saturday Night
  1. Call The Plumber
  2. I Wanna Know
  3. Sherilyn Fenn
  4. Late Night Hawkins
  5. On The Job
  6. I Am The Queen
  7. Somethin’ Funny Goin’ On
  8. I Am The Cool
  9. Whistling Past The Graveyard
  10. Rock The House
  11. Amy Fisher, Part 1
  12. Scream The Blues
  13. Brujo
  14. You Make Me Sick
  15. Amy Fisher, Part 2
  16. Give It A Break
  17. When You Walked Out The Door
  18. Fourteen Wives
  19. Amy Fisher, Part 3
  20. Upsettin’ Me
  21. Make You Mine
  22. Just For You
  23. Shut Your Mouth When You Sneeze
  24. Clam Bake
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About this release

The legend that was Screamin’ Jay Hawkins needs little introduction. He is probably most famous for writing and recording the original version of “I Put A Spell On You”, covered with great success by Nina Simone, Alan Price, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Annie Lennox, Bryan Ferry, Arthur Brown, Bette Midler and many more.

This release contains the three fabulous albums he made for the Bizarre label between 1990 and 1994 (and released by Demon in Europe): “Black Music For White People”, “Stone Crazy” and “Somethin’ Funny Goin’ On”. Also included are ten previously unreleased recordings from the original album sessions. The booklet features the full story of how the albums came about.

In 1993 Jay’s version of Tom Waits’ “Heartattack And Vine” (on CD 1) was used for a Levi’s ad – the single release reached number 42 in the UK charts, before Tom Waits managed to have both the ad and single withdrawn! “I Am The Cool” (on CD 2) is the soundtrack to the current Thomas Cook ad in the UK.