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I've had a lot of free time like most everyone else. Mine actually started on 3/4 for two weeks which ran into stay at home restrictions. Part of the time I go looking for interesting music on YouTube and enjoy seeing different covers of the same song. The legendary Nina Simone did some nice jazz versions, but the recording quality is mostly low so I didn't include them. Here's a few versions of "I Put a Spell on You" I've enjoyed:

Nine months ago I posted an artist new to me Katie Melua in a different thread.

Angelina Jordan won Norway's Got Talent at eight years old. Here she is at 10. What a low register for that age.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins (original artist and quite a character)

Joe Cocker (one of the most unique singers)

David Gilmour (from Pink Floyd) and Mica Paris

Jeff Beck and Joss Stone (multiple versions available
Jeff Beck & Joss Stone - I Put A Spell On You (Live at Wetten, dass...?, 2010)

Credence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put A Spell On You

Bryan Ferry (famous as a songwriter/performer for Roxy Music)
Bryan Ferry - I Put A Spell On You [Official]

THEM featuring Van Morrison
Van Morrison - I Put A Spell On You

The Animals (2nd least favorite version on here)
I Put a Spell On You - The Animals

There was even a disco version by Dee Dee (I hate disco)
Dee Dee - I Put A Spell On You 1978
 

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I've had a lot of free time like most everyone else. Mine actually started on 3/4 for two weeks which ran into stay at home restrictions. Part of the time I go looking for interesting music on YouTube and enjoy seeing different covers of the same song. The legendary Nina Simone did some nice jazz versions, but the recording quality is mostly low so I didn't include them. Here's a few versions of "I Put a Spell on You" I've enjoyed:
Nine months ago I posted an artist new to me Katie Melua in a different thread.
Angelina Jordan won Norway's Got Talent at eight years old. Here she is at 10. What a low register for that age.
Screamin' Jay Hawkins (original artist and quite a character)
Joe Cocker (one of the most unique singers)
David Gilmour (from Pink Floyd) and Mica Paris
Jeff Beck and Joss Stone (multiple versions available
Jeff Beck & Joss Stone - I Put A Spell On You (Live at Wetten, dass...?, 2010)
Credence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put A Spell On You
Bryan Ferry (famous as a songwriter/performer for Roxy Music)
Bryan Ferry - I Put A Spell On You [Official]
THEM featuring Van Morrison
Van Morrison - I Put A Spell On You
The Animals (2nd least favorite version on here)
I Put a Spell On You -
 

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I've had a lot of free time like most everyone else. Mine actually started on 3/4 for two weeks which ran into stay at home restrictions. Part of the time I go looking for interesting music on YouTube and enjoy seeing different covers of the same song. The legendary Nina Simone did some nice jazz versions, but the recording quality is mostly low so I didn't include them. Here's a few versions of "I Put a Spell on You" I've enjoyed:

Nine months ago I posted an artist new to me Katie Melua in a different thread.

Angelina Jordan won Norway's Got Talent at eight years old. Here she is at 10. What a low register for that age.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins (original artist and quite a character)

Joe Cocker (one of the most unique singers)

David Gilmour (from Pink Floyd) and Mica Paris

Jeff Beck and Joss Stone (multiple versions available
Jeff Beck & Joss Stone - I Put A Spell On You (Live at Wetten, dass...?, 2010)

Credence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put A Spell On You

Bryan Ferry (famous as a songwriter/performer for Roxy Music)
Bryan Ferry - I Put A Spell On You [Official]

THEM featuring Van Morrison
Van Morrison - I Put A Spell On You

The Animals (2nd least favorite version on here)
I Put a Spell On You - The Animals

There was even a disco version by Dee Dee (I hate disco)
Dee Dee - I Put A Spell On You 1978
Aahhhh yes, Screamin Jay Hawkins. . . .

Back in the day when many acts had what we called 'Shtick',
So. . .Screamin Jay used a coffin.. :)

These acts were also called 'Novelty Acts'. . .

I have seen other videos of him exiting the coffin,
but never saw the phony mustache before. I guess
I will have to say that was an added 'Treat'. . lol

You would also remember 'The Duke of Earl' with the cape, cane and top hat.
And of course, no one used a cape better than did James Brown. . .

But No!. . . James Brown was never a 'Novelty Act'!

I of course remember (as you would) hearing Screamin Jay's
version on the radio. But I still think that CCR's 'Swampy Version'
is the best.

You wrote:
"Angelina Jordan won Norway's Got Talent at eight years old.
Here she is at 10. What a low register for that age."

One can clearly see she nails the rhythm and phrasing for this song.
But I think she sings out of key in those low registers, as you put it.

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Now to add to your collection; if you desire to have the
song 'Bluesified' and like 'Long Legs', I offer you this version..lol

 

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Hi DB, Nice Selection!
The song 'I Put A Spelll On You' by Screamin' Jay Hawkins you posted certainly was the way he opened his performances. However, the original radio played song was not that recording. The studio recording was by Okey Records single #7072 (single) Side B Recorded Sept 12, 1956.
A. Maxim-A&R Columbia Records.
The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra Orchestra: Ernie Hayes - piano, Mickey 'Guitar' Baker - guitar, Lloyd Trotman - bass, David 'Panama' Francis, drums, Sam 'The Man Talor tenor sax, Heywood Henry - Baritone sax.
The album 'VooDoo Jive The Best of Screamin' Jay Hawkins
CBS Special Records, Rhino Records #R2-70947 (1990.) Has the original recording on their CD release
Transcriber: [email protected]
The story of the original recording was a fluke. Jay was so drunk, that when they played it back to him days later, he didn't believe that was him! Though they tried to record him again, he couldn't repeat the original.
The radio pulled the song off the air because they felt the grunts and groans were not fit for listening. I had to buy 3 CD's to find the original. The song sold $1 million in sales, in:) spite of being banned and It didn't chart.
The Lyrics are:

I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
Stop the things ya do
Huh-ha-ha-ha, watch out!
I ain't lyin'!

YEEAAAH!
I can't stand!
WOOO!
No runnin' around

I can't stand
A-no puttin' me down
I put a spell on you
Because you're MIIIINE!

WHOA-OOH-YEAH!
MMM-UUUUH!

(sax solo & instrumental)

Stop the things ya do
MMM--huh-huh-huh-huh
Watch Out!
I ain't lyin'!
UUUH-OOOH!

I love you!
I love you!
I love you!

Baby, HOW-OOW?
I don't care if you don't want me
I'm YO'S!

Right now, I put spell on you
Because you're MINE!
MIIIIIINE!
MIIIIINE!

OW, HOO!
UUUH!
OH! You're mine
UUUH, UUH.
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Hi DB, Nice Selection!
The song 'I Put A Spelll On You' by Screamin' Jay Hawkins you posted certainly was the way he opened his performances. However, the original radio played song was not that recording. The studio recording was by Okey Records single #7072 (single) Side B Recorded Sept 12, 1956.
A. Maxim-A&R Columbia Records.
The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra Orchestra: Ernie Hayes - piano, Mickey 'Guitar' Baker - guitar, Lloyd Trotman - bass, David 'Panama' Francis, drums, Sam 'The Man Talor tenor sax, Heywood Henry - Baritone sax.
The album 'VooDoo Jive The Best of Screamin' Jay Hawkins
CBS Special Records, Rhino Records #R2-70947 (1990.) Has the original recording on their CD release
Transcriber: [email protected]
The story of the original recording was a fluke. Jay was so drunk, that when they played it back to him days later, he didn't believe that was him! Though they tried to record him again, he couldn't repeat the original.
The radio pulled the song off the air because they felt the grunts and groans were not fit for listening. I had to buy 3 CD's to find the original. The song sold $1 million in sales, in:) spite of being banned and It didn't chart.
The Lyrics are:

I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
Stop the things ya do
Huh-ha-ha-ha, watch out!
I ain't lyin'!

YEEAAAH!
I can't stand!
WOOO!
No runnin' around

I can't stand
A-no puttin' me down
I put a spell on you
Because you're MIIIINE!

WHOA-OOH-YEAH!
MMM-UUUUH!

(sax solo & instrumental)

Stop the things ya do
MMM--huh-huh-huh-huh
Watch Out!
I ain't lyin'!
UUUH-OOOH!

I love you!
I love you!
I love you!

Baby, HOW-OOW?
I don't care if you don't want me
I'm YO'S!

Right now, I put spell on you
Because you're MINE!
MIIIIIINE!
MIIIIINE!

OW, HOO!
UUUH!
OH! You're mine
UUUH, UUH.
~
This..👌😊👌😊👌
 

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Aahhhh yes, Screamin Jay Hawkins. . . .

Back in the day when many acts had what we called 'Shtick',
So. . .Screamin Jay used a coffin.. :)

These acts were also called 'Novelty Acts'. . .

I have seen other videos of him exiting the coffin,
but never saw the phony mustache before. I guess
I will have to say that was an added 'Treat'. . lol

You would also remember 'The Duke of Earl' with the cape, cane and top hat.
And of course, no one used a cape better than did James Brown. . .

But No!. . . James Brown was never a 'Novelty Act'!

I of course remember (as you would) hearing Screamin Jay's
version on the radio. But I still think that CCR's 'Swampy Version'
is the best.

You wrote:
"Angelina Jordan won Norway's Got Talent at eight years old.
Here she is at 10. What a low register for that age."

One can clearly see she nails the rhythm and phrasing for this song.
But I think she sings out of key in those low registers, as you put it.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now to add to your collection; if you desire to have the
song 'Bluesified' and like 'Long Legs', I offer you this version..lol
 

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Hi Duck, for you!

'Duke of Earl'was a pop Chart#1
Jan. 14 1962 for Gene Chandler
(Eugene Dixon) and The Dukays. VeeJay Records single #416. Album Golden Hits Vol 11

Duke-Duke-Duke, Duke of Earl
(2verses repeated)

As I-I walk through this world
Nothing can stop The Duke of Earl
And-a you, you are my girl
An no one can hurt you, oh no

Yes, a- I, oh I'm gonna love you
Oh, oh
Come on let me hold you, darling
'Cause I'm The Duke of Earl
So, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah and

And when I hold you
You'll be my Dutchess
Dutchess of Earl
We'll walk through my Dukedom
And a paradise we will share

Yes, a-I oh, I'm gonna love you
Oh-Oh, nothing can stop me now
'Cause I'm The Duke of Earl
So, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo
(repeats 4 times)
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Hi DB, Nice Selection!
The song 'I Put A Spelll On You' by Screamin' Jay Hawkins you posted certainly was the way he opened his performances. However, the original radio played song was not that recording. The studio recording was by Okey Records single #7072 (single) Side B Recorded Sept 12, 1956.
A. Maxim-A&R Columbia Records.
The Leroy Kirkland Orchestra Orchestra: Ernie Hayes - piano, Mickey 'Guitar' Baker - guitar, Lloyd Trotman - bass, David 'Panama' Francis, drums, Sam 'The Man Talor tenor sax, Heywood Henry - Baritone sax.
The album 'VooDoo Jive The Best of Screamin' Jay Hawkins
CBS Special Records, Rhino Records #R2-70947 (1990.) Has the original recording on their CD release
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Hi Duck, for you!

'Duke of Earl'was a pop Chart#1
Jan. 14 1962 for Gene Chandler
(Eugene Dixon) and The Dukays. VeeJay Records single #416. Album Golden Hits Vol 11
Seems like Duck and I have another contemporary into music.
 
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LoL
If it's old Blues I'll know who it is and have the CD's and lyrics
all the way back (some 1927 Chicago recordings that were issued on CDS.) Leadbelly, Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee) I
And the 2nd Sonny Boy Williamson. Just too numerous to list.
And later Jimmy Reed!
Willy Dixon
If it's old RnR from about 1955 up to 1990.
And all Mardi Gras Indians Recordings that would blow you
Away!

Music is #1
Fast cars are # 2
If you have both, you'll be happy forever.
 
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Whats amazing to me is how music has changed or evolved since the turn of the 20th Century.

If we go back to the original 'Blues Music' of the 'Cotton Pickers' circa late 1800's,
it was simply called the 'Moaning Blues'.

Moving away from just discussing Blues Music. . . .

The three basic components of music are:
1) Rhythm
2) Melody
3) Harmony

Fast forwarding;
I believe that History provides that much of the music dating from ~1930's, thru the 1970's,
contained all three of the above components (JMHO)!

Then, within some sectors / genres of music, we began to lose 'Harmony'.
Then, within some sectors / genres of music, we began to lose 'Melody'.

At some point, some music moved from being 'Consonant', or enjoyable to listen to,
to being 'Dissonant', or not being enjoyable to listen to.

Many electrical instruments can generate a 'Single Pitch' / 'Tonic note',
also known as the harmonic_F1.

But many electrical instruments can't generate a true 'Complex Pitch' whereby
the harmonics, such as F2, F3, F4, etc., are connected in a natural or mathematical
relationship to F1, which is required to generate a complex tone that is natural and
consonant in nature.

In support of the above statement:
All Harmonics are full integer values / whole numbers, such as 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, etc.
and 'The Count' begins with 1.0.

Overtones are not full integer values / whole numbers. The count does not always
start with 1.0. It can start with a fraction, such as 0.87. Then the second overtone
(not an harmonic) might be 1.98, and the third overtone might be 3.19.

So the music then will not sound consonant in nature, it can sound dissonant in nature.
Electric Guitars (can) do exactly what I have stated / quantified above. . . .

Sometimes those overtones, while not being full integer values can still sound pleasing to the ear.
This I believe, is why the famous Stradivarius Violins all sound so good.

I formed that opinion some years back when I was asked by the person
who oversaw the Stradivarius Museum in Italy, to measure for them why
those violins sound so different than do others.

Once 'Complex Pitch' is generated / held, we can state we have perfected Timbre.
Once Timbre is perfected, then we can move into generating the 'Textures' of the music.

Once the Textures of the music can be maintained, we can then form various / multiple melodies
within the music, which are moved up and down in volume, as well as faster and slower in time,
to help 'Move' the music, making it more interesting.

Are we achieving this today, with the music being written and played today?

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Whats amazing to me is how music has changed or evolved since the turn of the 20th Century.

If we go back to the original 'Blues Music' of the 'Cotton Pickers' circa late 1800's,
it was simply called the 'Moaning Blues'.

Moving away from just discussing Blues Music. . . .
What if I want to discuss Blues? Other than concerts, the best live music I've enjoyed was during the 25 years I lived in the Chicago area. So many great little clubs. Going to Rosa's when Sugar Blue was playing and he takes his harp and wanders among all the tables. You're sitting there drinking a beer and Sugar Blue is standing next to you just wailing away. Then there's Kingston Mines with two sides where two blues bands bands alternate throughout the night. Visiting Buddy Guys club and seeing Buddy sitting at the bar when you walk in. Small village holiday festivals with just a thousand or less and seeing masters like Luther Allison or Eddie (Chief) Clearwater. The last time I saw B.B. King was at the Chicago Blues Festival. I miss the clubs, but not the cost of living there so I retired elsewhere..
 

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I use to visit Chicago every year to visit the annual CES Show.
I went there every summer from 1980 until the show stopped being held
there because of treatment from the unions.

So yes, I also use to enjoy such clubs as The Kingston Mines and B.L.U.E.S.

I also saw Sugar Blue, but not at Rosa's, but at the Kingston Mines.
As I recall, Magic Sam was the house band for B.L.U.E.S.

One of the best Blues Acts I ever saw, small band in a small setting, which was
at B.L.U.E.S, was Son Seals with three horns. Tightest band I had ever seen
up until that time.

Sometime back in the late 1970's I saw Buddy Guy with his old
partner Junior Wells (harmonica) in San Francisco.

Funny to think that for the most part, the College Circuit kept
the old Delta Blues Musicians alive during the 1970's, albeit
they called them 'Country or Folk Blues' acts..lol

I saw B.B. King three times as I recall.
Last time was not long before he passed on.

He actually did not play half the time.
His band would play real low continuously, especially his B3 player,
while he told funny stories and jokes.

My wife absolutely loved B.B.

His arrangements, more or less fussed together a soft 'Shout Style'
of Blues, with the older 'Big Band' music.

But much differently then was the shout style of the 'Kansas' blues before B.B.

While B.B. did use the 'Shout Style' of the Kansas City Blues, it was
different then the style of someone like Little Jimmy Rushing (Mr. 5 by 5).

And of course behind 'Jimmy' we found many times a full sized band,
such as the great Count Basie.

Here is Jimmy playing with the Count Basie orchestra during
a blues special made for TV by CBS in 1956.

Link =>

I was brought up with this style of music as my mother loved it. . .

And also found within this TV event was the great Billie Holiday. . .
Link=>

Lester Young (the Prez) plays tenor sax with her here.
Lester was the person who named her 'Lady Day'.

The rhythm and cadence here makes one 'Want More. . Now!'.

Also, count off the beat with your feet and listen to the many
different ways (timing) she uses to come in with her vocals. . .

And now let's jump over to one of the most tortuously slow blues
songs I have ever heard, played and sung by the great Texas Bluesman
Stevie Ray Vaughan, along with Johnny Copeland who was the
father of Shemekia Copeland. . .
Link=>

And here is Shemekia with Robert Cray . . .
Link=>

There are many different forms of what we call 'The Blues'..lol

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I saw Robert Cray many times. I saw him when he toured with
the 'Memphis Horns' years back while introducing a new album
he had also made with them.

His keyboard player had a modified B3 that would blow
the 'Roof' off of the place. One of the best B3 players I
ever heard and needless to say, he had one of the best
sounding B3's I have ever heard.

Cheers
 
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