Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

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.


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

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