From his Debut Album: Screaming Jay Jawkins – Yellow Coat
In 1958 musician and actor Screamin’ Jay Hawkins released his debut album At Home With Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, an innovative album and remarkable for his style. Jay is known for his theatrical and operatic performances. In some way, he was a shock rocker, but above all a creative performer.
I Put a Spell On You and Yellow Coat
“I Put A Spell On You” was the absolute top hit of this album, which is partly because of the successful cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival. But Yellow Coat is my personal favorite! It is a song with a Christmas kind of intro and a bluesy rhythm. You really will like screams and rhythmic vocals of Screamin’ Jay and on top the saxophone melodies which create an atmosphere that fits a good old’ fifties party excellent.
Hailing from Chicago two piece band Bubbles Brown brings some fine blues and roots music into the world. This music is Soulful and in some songs like “Paper Plane Blues” you might think they hired Stevie Wonder to sing some blues, but no it is Bubbles Brown original.
This 2 piece band consists of Bubbles Brown (Guitar, Vocals) and Washboard Ben (Percussion, Vocals). According to these guys bio they “Cut their teeth ont the blues deep in the subways of Chicago, busking for change an the occasional dollar”. We all know there is no better way to learn the blues like that.
Debut Album MT. Gilead
Don’t expect a big backline Bubbles and Ben use only a guitar, a washboard, sock Cymbal and a suitcase bass drum. There music is a mix of pre-war blues and country mixed in a blend of modern electricity.
Recently these guys release their full lenght debut album MT. Gilead. The album which contains 15 songs is really an incredible mix of blues, roots and country from the 20s to the 50s.