Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Portrait of a Man

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Portrait of a Man is a collection of rarities and obscurities from a man whose very career was filled with arcania. Of course, it contains the original version of "I Put a Spell on You," but what Screamin' Jay Hawkins collection doesn't? The main point of the disc is rarities that aren't anywhere else, whether it's a remake of "I Put a Spell on You" or his freak English hit "Heart Attack and Vine." There are more interesting things here than the average Screamin' album, which is both good ("Mountain Jive" ) and bad ("Armpit No. 6"). Either way, it's one of the handful of Hawkins compilations that aren't strict hits collections but are worth hearing.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:26
2 2:27 Amazon
3 2:35
4 3:03
5 2:55
6 2:26
7 2:31 Amazon
8 2:28
9 2:07
10 2:34
11 2:09
12 3:03
13 2:21
14 2:16
15
2:43
16 4:00
17 4:16 Amazon
18 6:11
19 4:25
20 3:11 Amazon
21 3:44 Amazon
22 3:38
23 3:43
24 3:07 Amazon
25
3:30
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