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Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Born: Jul 18, 1929 in Cleveland, OH
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Died: Feb 12, 2000 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Genre: Pop/Rock, R&B
Biography: Screamin' Jay Hawkins was the most outrageous performer extant during rock's dawn. Prone to emerging out of coffins on-stage, a flaming skull named Henry his constant companion, Screamin' Jay was an insanely theatrical figure long before it was even remotely acceptable.

Hawkins' life story is almost

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Live at the Olympia, Paris
Released: 1999
Label: Last Call
Critics' Rating:
A Screamin' Jay Hawkins live recording doesn't equal being there, but it gives you an idea of the zany, bizarre persona that made the late Cleveland, Ohio native legendary. Hawkins, whose real name is ...Read full review
I Shake My Stick at You [AIM]
Released: 1994
Label: Aim Records
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For many, when you think of early rock & roll, certain images and sounds immediately come to mind -- Chuck Berry strumming his red Gibson while duck-walking, a sweaty Little Richard wailing into the mike, ...Read full review
More Screamin' Jay Hawkins albums: Main Albums (19), Compilations (46), DVD/Video (2)