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Screamin' Jay Hawkins

THE PLANET SESSIONS

ACE



CD

Released: 10th Feb 2017

£11.99


he was one of pop’s most colourful characters - a one-man circus sideshow with some of the most memorable routines the music world had ever witnessed - yet the author ‘I Put A Spell On You’ was also an accomplished and serious musician, as his many vintage recordings demonstrate.

While Hawkins recorded prolifically during the 1950s and 1969s, he only released three long-players during the period. The second of these, “The Night And Day Of Screaming Jay Hawkins” is not only the rarest, but was for many years considered the strangest. Recorded in London in 1965 with UK session men, the record’s fascinating blend of louche lounge balladry, frantic R&B workouts and cool club groove is now regarded as a quintessential mod-jazz artefact. this release sees the first official reissue for the overlooked gem. the original album’s running time is doubled with unissued stereo variants and outtakes. Detailed notes spell out Hawkins’ various UK sojourns during the mid-1960s.

THE PLANET SESSIONS

Tracklist

  1. NIGHT AND DAY
  2. IN MY DREAM
  3. I WANNA KNOW
  4. YOUR KIND OF LOVE
  5. CHANGE YOUR WAYS
  6. SERVING TIME
  7. ALRIGHT, O.K. YOU WIN
  8. PLEASE FORGIVE ME
  9. MOVE ME
  10. I’M SO GLAD
  11. MY MARION
  12. ALL NIGHT
  13. I’M LONELY
  14. STONE CRAZY
  15. I’M SO GLAD
  16. CHANGE YOUR WAYS
  17. PLEASE FORGIVE ME
  18. YOUR KIND OF LOVE
  19. MY MARION
  20. IN MY DREAM (With alternate guitar solo)
  21. ALL NIGHT
  22. PLEASE FORGIVE ME (Take 3)
  23. CHANGE YOUR WAYS (Take 4)
  24. YOUR KIND OF LOVE (Take 3)