Monday, October 13, 2014

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On Me (2001)

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The legendary Screamin' Jay Hawkins was a great influence on many
musicians and his performances were so highly provocative in their
originality that even today they can be considered "revolutionary".

Jay Hawkins met Nicholas Triandafyllidis and commissioned him to make a
documentary about his notorious life in and out of the music industry.
Screaming Jay came to Greece and he gave his very last concerts in
Thessaloniki and Athens, before his sudden death in Paris in 2000.

been left a legacy of confidential sessions and footage of his final
live performances, Triandafyllidis completed the film with a little help
from Jay's friends: Jim Jarmusch (director of Ghost Dog), Bo Diddley,
Eric Burdon (The Animals), Rudi Protrudi, Diamanda Galas, Arthur Brown
(The Crazy Word of Arthur Brown), Andre Williams and others.

He remained faithful to their common vision:

"A film full of positive energy, an endless source of life".

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