Sunday, May 15, 2011

"I Put A Spell On You"

OK, more 50's: Arguably one of the first, if not THE first "Shock-Rock" performer, "Screamin' " Jay Hawkins penned and performed this blues classic in '56. His version failed to chart but Nina Simone's cover hit #23 in '65 and CCR's peaked at #58. One of The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped R&R and #313 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All time. Bette Midler sang it on "Hocus Pocus". KILLER version by Casey Abrams on "Idol" a few weeks ago.

Yesterday's answer: "People". Just watched "Funny Girl" and "The Way We Were" back-to-back. Dang, can she sing, dahlin'!

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