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Song: Shambala 

Artist: Three Dog Night 

Originally Released:1973

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Artist: Chilliwack 

Originally Released:1977

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Song: I'm Tired 

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Originally Released:1965

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Song: I Put A Spell On You

Artist: Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Originally Released:1956

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Artist: Blind Faith

 

Originally Released:1969

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Song: If I Had Possession

Artist: Robert Johnson

Originally Released:1936

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Song: Baby It's You

Artist: The Shirelles

Originally Released:1961

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Artist: Shelby Lynne

Originally Released:1999

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Originally Released:1971

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Originally Released:1989

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Artist: Led Zeppelin

Originally Released:1969

I Put A Spell On You

 

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This song was a great lesson on how to sit back and let the groove lead the way. It’s taken me years to be ok with space in music. The blues taught me that. I play the guitar solo on this song and it’s one of my proudest moments. In our live show I always look forward to the guitar solo.

 

 

 

 

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Song: I Put A Spell On You

Artist: Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Originally Released:1956

Songwriters: Jalacy J Hawkins 

Publishers: EMI UNART Catalog Inc.


I Put a Spell on You

Lyrics

 

 

I put a spell on you, because you’re mine

 

You better stop the thing that you’re doin’

 

I said a watch out, I ain’t lyin’

 

Ya_______________

 

 

 

I ain’t gonna take none of your, foolin’ round

 

I ain’t gonna take none of your puttin’ me down

 

I put a spell on you, because you’re mine

 

 

 

Solo

 

 

 

I put a spell on you, because you’re mine

 

You better stop the thing that you’re doin’

 

I said a watch out, I ain’t lyin’

 

Ya_______________

 

 

 

I ain’t gonna take none of your, foolin’ round

 

I aint’ gonna take none of your, puttin’ me down

 

I put a spell on you because you’re mine

 

Oh__________

 

 

Did You Know..?

 

"I Put a Spell on You" is a 1956 song written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, whose recording was selected as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It was also ranked #313 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 

Hawkins had originally intended to record "I Put a Spell on You" as a refined love song, a blues ballad. He reported, however, that the producer"brought in ribs and chicken and got everybody drunk, and we came out with this weird version.I don't even remember making the record. Before, I was just a normal blues singer. I was just Jay Hawkins. It all sort of just fell in place. I found out I could do more destroying a song and screaming it to death."

 

Some sources claim that "I Put a Spell on You" had been released earlier than 1956 in a more sedate form, but this has not been verified. The date of 1949 for an original release on the Grand label would appear unlikely, since it predates both the formation of the record label and the beginning of Hawkins' performing career.

 

"I Put a Spell on You" became a quick success, despite being banned by some stores and radio stations. A softer version, minus certain sounds deemed "cannibalistic", did not chart but brought Hawkins together with Alan Freed and his "Rock and Roll Review".