Silvertone Broomstick Halloween C2185NRAE2I
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- 18" in length, Pendant is 1" x 1"
- Screamin’ Jay Hawkins doesn’t even remember recording “I Put a Spell on You”. He recorded the song once and it didn’t attract any attention. In 1956 he tried re-recording it with Columbia Records. He and the studio musicians got so drunk during the session he couldn’t even recall it afterward, but the new version was a huge hit.
- Hawkins wrote this as a ballad lamenting the loss of a girlfriend he wanted back. The original version was a lot slower and much more tame. Hawkins was recording for Grand Records at the time, and had a hard time convincing them to release this. A year later, Hawkins recorded the version that became famous for another label, and transformed the song into a spooky tale about putting a curse on the girl so he can have her.
- Even though we’ve got that common image of an evil witch—a warty old woman dressed all in black, riding a broomstick, with a pointy hat—anybody familiar with The Wizard of Oz knows that there can be good witches too! Glinda the good witch was a representation of the benevolent half of witchcraft, known as white magic.
- Historically, practitioners of white magic were known as white witches, and they were more folk healers than devious people out for double, double toil and trouble. However, writer C.S. Lewis reversed the notion for The Chronicles of Narnia saga, making one of the main antagonists the icy and evil White Witch.