Screamin Jay Hawkins got around
. Over the course of five decades, he put out dozens of albums, which were fairly hit or miss
. Though he would never top his 1956 hit "I Put A Spell On You"
, which would years later land
him a roll in the Jim Jarmusch film "Strangers in Paradise",
he was well known for his live act where he would jump out of a coffin with a variety of skulls he named Henry. I got bored and looked him up on the youtube today, and lo
, instant fun
. Bonus: here's a video of Diamanda Galas performing his oft-covered hit
, it's better than the limp Marilyn Manson version
, but I kinda wish she'd done "Constipation Blues"