But if you want something different, something you might not have heard before that still fits the current mood (or Halloween mood for those of you reading in the future), then listen on because today I've got child-scaring-music just itching at the base of your ears.
No, wait. Stop. Pause the video. It might be smart to hear an original version first. Click here to enjoy the version performed by Paul Robeson for Showboat.
Then go back up, listen to Hawkins' more... extravagant version, and admire how much he was able to change that song. Consider the era, we're talking 50's here, and he managed to pull something off more modern than a lot of people were even thinking about yet. Pay attention to his voice, his strong tone, the way the music switches every few minutes right after his scream sessions.
And face it, those screams are something that you'd expect people to enjoy during these modern times. Even for Screamin' Jay Hawkins they were a bit out of place. But it's the things that stand out that make a difference most of the time, right?
This is another one of those songs that you can get on a few albums. Again I'll recommend the original, At Home with Screamin' Jay Hawkins.
This isn't an album for everyone, but it is a good creepy album. And it's a full recommendation, with bonus songs to make it more of a 'best of' than just the first album.
Of course I recommend it, but some of the true beauty behind this guy is his shows. Look him up on Youtube if you're feeling for it. It's worth it and you can easily spend a good few hours watching his material.
For if you're bored or something. Yeah.