Screamin' Jay Hawkins was an American musician, singer, and actor who made records from the late 1950s until his death in 2000. He is most well known for his theatrical performance of songs like "I Put A Spell on You", my personal favorite. It's a Halloween playlist must have! The entire band was drunk during the recording of this song and Hawkins was so out of it that he blacked out and didn't remember the recording session. It gained attention for his screaming and guttural noises, and some radio stations even refused to play it because of the overt sexuality. The record label released a second version fo the single and removed most of the grunts that had embellished the original performance. Screamin' Jay Hawkins outfits included gold and leopard skin costumes and lots of voodoo stage props. I guess that would make him one of the original shock rockers.