Screamin' Jay Hawkins' All-time Greatest Hits

Screamin' Jay Hawkins' All-time Greatest Hits

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"He came on stage in a coffin, carried by pallbearers, drunk enough to climb into his casket every night. Onstage he wore a cape, clamped a bone to his nose, and carried a staff topped with a human skull. Offstage, he insisted he'd been raised by a tribe of Blackfoot Indians, that he'd joined the army at fourteen, that he'd defeated the middleweight boxing champion of Alaska, that he'd fathered seventy-five illegitimate children. The R & B wildman Screamin' Jay Hawkins only had a single hit, the classic "I Put a Spell On You," and was often written off as a clownish novelty act--or worse, an offense to his race--but his myth-making was legendary."--
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781627795357
1627795359
Branch Call Number: FIC BINELLI 2016
Characteristics: 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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