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Steve Bergsman: I Put A Spell On You – The Bizarre Life Of Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Feral House)

Bill Wasserzieher, Ugly Things, Summer 2019

WHAT CAN BE said about the artist known as Screamin' Jay Hawkins? Perhaps that he did more to promote over-population than any other American, fathering somewhere between 68 and 75 children, depending on who's counting. He also managed to milk one minor cult hit, 'I Put a Spell on You', into a 40-year career, which is also no small accomplishment (and didn't involve dodging child support).

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