Watch a Fantastic Documentary on Shock Rocker Screamin’ Jay Hawkins


Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, the bizarre shock rocker known for his insane on-stage theatrics and powerful, guttural roarings, also happened to pen one of our favorite love songs of all time, the freaky 1956 sleeper hit “I Put a Spell On You.” But since we can never get enough of Hawkins, we were psyched when Dangerous Minds clued us into a terrific documentary on the musician entitled I Put A Spell On Me, directed by Nicholas Triandafyllidis and shot during Hawkins’ tour of Greece. As Dangerous Minds points out, it’s difficult to believe that only four months after this concert footage was shot, the 70-year-old Hawkins would die of a heart attack. Featuring Jim Jarmusch, Bo Diddley and Eric Burdon, as well as tons of one-on-one time (and philosophical musings) from the man himself. A pretty good use for any lazy Sunday afternoon, we think.