Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2010 - Track Three - Witchcraft

Carl "Mr. Satisfaction" Dawkins never had any intention of being a singer... at one point he even found himself competing on the national level as a soccer player. But later, he did do some recording with the Techniques and their legendary front-man Slim Smith which caused him to reconsider his career path. He cut his first solo record "Hard Times" in 1967 and its b-side "Baby I Love You." But in 1970, he went on to record "Satisfaction" the tune that would become synonymous with his name.

The Carl Dawkins tune that has been "spookied up" for the Spooktacular is called "Witchcraft" and it comes from an early 70's 7" on the Sir JJ label... a soulful tale of how finding love must be the work of supernatural powers. The witch cackling and bubbling cauldron effects have obviously been added by yours truly but they are only secondary when it comes to the classic/fantastic R&B "soul-shouter" style delivery that makes this song so smooth.

"Witchcraft" by Carl Dawkins
Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2010 - Track Three

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good one - I like when he sings that it must be witchcraft and then "Don't laugh"... cute.