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Mixtape: for the throes of midnight

Glenn Miller — Moonlight Serenade (1939)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongDream A Little Dream of Me (1950)

Frank Sinatra — Fly Me to the Moon… 31 more words


3AM Eternal: Screamin' Jay Hawkins, "Frenzy!" (1957)

Bluesman Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was, to put it mildly, a character. Best known for his insane appearance and his outrages voodoo/psychobilly performances, he is an acquired taste, but one that always seems to get pulled out around Hallowe’en time. 25 more words

Three AM Eternal

Countdown to Halloween, Day 10: Screamin' Jay's Other Spell

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a little Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in the mix. His 1956 hit “I Put a Spell on You” is a holiday staple, covered numerous times and still being played by lovers of spooky music to this day. 505 more words

Countdown To Halloween


Screamin’ Jay’s operatic sexuality

Nina’s deep contralto of pain

Fogerty’s spooky guitar vibrato

Repeatedly playing

How many versions owned?

In our minds an echo

As we cast a synchronous spell… 52 more words