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Best Of Bizarre Sessions

1 Jan 2000 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan 2000
  • Label: Manifesto Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2000 Manifesto Records
  • Total Length: 1:12:31
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  • ASIN: B001FD71MQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,375 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Aug 2010
Format: Audio CD
Black Music for White People with a few missing and a few added. This is the Screaming latter period after years of fallowness. Screaming comes of age by going backward into puerility with a wide beamer across his face. Swampgas is all about ablutions, a type of record Andre Williams would appreciate, a companion to Constipation Blues.

The others, devoid of the 50's surreal backing and have the 80's groove thing pumping in the backdrop as Jay tries on Tom Waits for size in Heart Attack and Vine. At first listen it was disappointing, expecting a rerun of yesteryear and then it gradually grew.

It depends on initial mood but if you want to uncork the bubbles then this is your party record. The Sheer ebullience of the primal charms of the Voodoo King, revealed by the Emperor of Shock Rock cracks light into any depression. A man who carved his name into the genotype of rock producing a new branch of the human race in multiplying his seed, Screaming was a larger than life character. He threw caution to the wind and bellowed his tenor into a drunken blues bawl, allowing the goat of lust out of his pen. This produced his magic spell.

The latter Billygoats all frisk and call in this particular mix marked with one song of extreme pathos blasting into the pantheon of a My Way contender for song of all time; Portrait of a Man. Unfortunately left out of this collection but the additions are Brujo, Fourteen Wives and Ice Cream Man. Then you have the most demented Ole Man River ever cut to disc.

Screaming was more than just vaudeville, in rare recorded moments he could summon the universe.
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Amazon.com: 3 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The Resurrection of Screamin' Jay Hawkins 14 Mar 2004
By Glenn Nippert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
These 18 tracks are taken from the best of Screamin' Jay's four years on the Bizarre label. He was in his 60's when he recorded these songs, but you would never know it. His vocal presence is as strong as ever and his voice reaches right through the speakers and into your brain. The best known cut here is a cover of Tom Waits' "Heart Attack and Vine" which became a hit in England after being used in a jeans commercial. He also does Waits' "Ice Cream Man", a nice bluesy strut. His famous way with standards is on display here with Kerns and Hammerstein's "Ol' Man River", partially sung seriously in his beutiful operatic baritone and then all hell breaks loose and he turns into a cannibal having a nervous breakdown. He has a pretty good band here with a good Creedence-like swamp groove on a lot of the songs like "Voodoo Priestess", "Swamp Gas", "I am the Cool" and "Brujo". And it just wouldn't be a proper Screamin' Jay collection without his trademark sick humor on songs like "Ignant and Shit", "Shut your Mouth When You Sneeze" and "You Make Me Sick", all written by Jay himself, of course. These recordings constituted a comeback of sorts for Jay, coming on the heels of numerous movie appearances such as "Dance With the Devil", "A Rage in Harlem", "Two Moon Junction" and most famously "Mystery Train". Hopefully, somehow Screamin' Jay will reach a larger audience posthumously than he did in life. Given his ghoulish image it would be appropriate for him to haunt us eternally from the grave.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Smokin' J 12 July 2000
By yoon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Compiled from 3 really cool cds (with some "bonus" tracks), this baby is a "period" best of. And if you love your J as much as I do... then dont miss out on this essential collection. It's blues, it's rock... it's in heavy rotation on my cd player. Kickin' out from the crypt, Screamin' J Hawkins is alive and well on this album!
Four Stars 23 Sep 2014
By Sam Eckhart - Published on Amazon.com
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Bizarre!
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