Screaming Jay was famous for developing his act as a Wild Man. He used to leap out of a coffin with big headdresses and skulls, sticks and feathers, bones and paint. The first person to do such a thing.
His other claim to fame was to have produced the first version of I’ll Put A Spell On You. His version was reputed to have sold a million copies but didn’t make the charts and wasn’t played on radio because it was considered too primitive and vulgar! Incredible for the mid-fifties.
My sort of man!
So today I’ll play some Screamin’ Jay!!