Music from the US – Screamin Jay Hawkins

Jalacy Hawkins, better known as Screamin ‘Jay Hawkins (born 18 July 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, † 12 February 2000 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was an American blues singer, who is known  for his unusual performances and songs like I Put a Spell on You and Constipation Blues .

First he wanted to be a opera singer, but when he failed he started his career as a blues singer and piano player. Hawkins was an excellent Boxer , in 1949 he was the middleweight chapion from Alaska.

On 12th of February  Hawkins died in  2000 and left a large number of children who came from many different women. About 55 children are known, some sources report up to 75 children.

Here is his song “I put a spell on you ”


Music from the US – Jessie Mae Hemphill

Jessie Mae Hemphill (October 18, 1923 – July 22, 2006) was an American electric guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist specializing in the primal, North Mississippi hill country blues traditions of her family and regional heritage. (wikipedia )

I feel everytime electrified , listening to a good blues singer with his guitar , please listen to this lady and her guitar and her song ” You can talk about me ”