Spellbound! 1955-74

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Bear Family's Spellbound! 1955-74 is a double-disc set that captures highlights from Screamin' Jay Hawkins' recordings for Wing, Decca, Phillips, and RCA. Half of the set's 48 tracks were already issued on two Phillips albums, which were combined on one Edsel CD. Most of these songs date from the '60s, with only a handful coming from Hawkins' '50s peak. Strangely, of those songs, not one of them is the original "I Put a Spell on You," which means this is not a definitive overview. Instead, it's an interesting collection of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' campy, silly stuff from the '60s that will appeal to listeners who want to hear ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Bear Family's Spellbound! 1955-74 is a double-disc set that captures highlights from Screamin' Jay Hawkins' recordings for Wing, Decca, Phillips, and RCA. Half of the set's 48 tracks were already issued on two Phillips albums, which were combined on one Edsel CD. Most of these songs date from the '60s, with only a handful coming from Hawkins' '50s peak. Strangely, of those songs, not one of them is the original "I Put a Spell on You," which means this is not a definitive overview. Instead, it's an interesting collection of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' campy, silly stuff from the '60s that will appeal to listeners who want to hear more than the usual hits.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127155306
  • Catalog Number: 15530
  • Sales rank: 205,193

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Voodoo (2:40)
  2. 2 You Put the Spell on Me (3:57)
  3. 3 Makaha Waves (2:55)
  4. 4 There's Too Many Teardrops (4:26)
  5. 5 I Put a Spell on You (2:21)
  6. 6 Two Can Play This Game (2:33)
  7. 7 Shattered (2:17)
  8. 8 You're an Exception to the Rule (2:23)
  9. 9 I'm Not Made of Clay (2:34)
  10. 10 All Night (2:08)
  11. 11 Mountain Jive (2:14)
  12. 12 I'll Be There (2:34)
  13. 13 You're All of My Life to Me (2:35)
  14. 14 Well I Tried (2:35)
  15. 15 Even Though (2:48)
  16. 16 Talk About Me (2:33)
  17. 17 In My Front Room (2:48)
  18. 18 This Is All (2:53)
  19. 19 What That Is (2:25)
  20. 20 She Put the Whamee on Me (3:03)
  21. 21 I Put the Spell on You (2:33)
  22. 22 Two Can Play This Game (2:44)
  23. 23 Shattered (2:32)
  24. 24 You're an Exception to the Rule (2:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 What That Is (2:10)
  2. 2 Feast of the Mau Mau (3:27)
  3. 3 Do You Really Love Me? (2:06)
  4. 4 Stone Crazy (2:02)
  5. 5 I Love You (4:18)
  6. 6 Constipation Blues (4:34)
  7. 7 I'm Lonely (2:23)
  8. 8 Thing Called Woman (2:36)
  9. 9 Dig! (3:08)
  10. 10 I'm Your Man (3:17)
  11. 11 Ask Him (3:09)
  12. 12 Reprise (2:22)
  13. 13 Please Don't Leave Me (4:05)
  14. 14 I Wanta Know (3:01)
  15. 15 I Need You (2:12)
  16. 16 My Marion (2:58)
  17. 17 Bite It (3:04)
  18. 18 Move Me (3:07)
  19. 19 Good Night My Love (2:33)
  20. 20 Our Love Is Not for Three (1:43)
  21. 21 Ain't Nobody's Business (3:01)
  22. 22 Take Me Back (2:29)
  23. 23 Trying to Reach My Goal (1:47)
  24. 24 So Long (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Screamin' Jay Hawkins Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Walter Hawkins Composer
Russ Morgan Composer
Oscar Pettiford Composer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins Composer
Leroy Kirkland Composer
Milan Melvin Producer, Reissue Producer
Jimmy Witherspoon Composer
Gene Thomas Composer
Bill Millar Liner Notes
Dave Booth Cover Photo
Rebecca Everett Mastering
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
Clive Blewchamp Artwork
George Matola Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Remus Harris Composer
Irving Melsher Composer
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