Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me

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The late R&B shouter Screamin' Jay Hawkins was a character made for documentary. Fascinating to listen to, and with a face that totally belies his then 70 years, Hawkins was a fresh alternative to BB King and his ilk, yet never attained their level of status or success. The ex-WWII sergeant (described here as the Bela Lugosi of music) was best known for his intense voodoo-style performances, and was clearly loved and admired by such fellow artists as director Jim Jarmusch and Animals frontman Eric Burdon.

By: DA

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Duration: 102 mins

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Director: Nicholas Triandafyllidis
Screenwriter: Nicholas Triandafyllidis
Cast: Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Jim Jarmusch
Bo Diddley
Eric Burdon
Diamanda Galas
Arthur Brown

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