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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - At Home With Jay In The Wee Wee Hours

Screamin' Jay Hawkins (1929-2000) was a true original. A former opera singer and boxing champ, he was also one of the innovators of rock and roll who often gets overlooked today. I like to say he was the Little Richard who could kick your ass. "At Home With Jay" is an incredible and intimate live album, obviously recorded in a very small venue, and reveals him as the entertainer that he was. No band, just Jay and a piano with a little singalong help from the crowd. I hadn't heard this in years until the other day and I can't stop listening to it. This is a record that just really makes you feel good and appreciate that kind of talent. To just be able to fucking entertain like that. I mean I would put this in the same category of live album as Sam Cooke's "Live at the Harlem Square Club". Difference is that Sam had a rockin' band to go with his voice on that record. Here Jay has only his piano and his sense of humor. There's actually another great Screamin' Jay live record that I almost posted. It's Jay with The Fuzztones backing him up. I'd recommend that one next to this one.

Anyway, here's another great feel good rock and roll record that strips it on down and gives you only the best of what it's about. Impossible to not tap your little wingtips to! Now "get yourself a fur burger" and download this classic!

Year of Release: 1988
Label: Midnight Records
Bitrate: 320kbps

Track List:
1. Lawd, Lawd, Lawd
2. Hong Kong
3. Downstairs
4. Cherry Pie
5. In Her Room
6. Constipation Blues
7. I Need Your Love
8. Feast Of The Mau Mau
9. Let It Roll
10. Make The Blues Rock/Bite It
11. I Put A Spell On You

Download: Screamin' Jay Hawkins - At Home With Jay In The Wee Wee Hours
Download Size: 84MB


Anonymous said...

Thank you, downloading it now, looking forward to listen to it!

Anonymous said...

Great post! I love this guy. He probably wished he knew what a condom was though after fathering like 70 kids. :P

RYP said...

many many thanks for this one, the one I was searching for since years!!!

Best Regards

Anonymous said...

Love his voice

Zen Tiger said...

very cool - thank you!