Mike Armando was born in New York City. Mike was the guitarist for Screamin’ Jay Hawkins during the 1970’s. In February 1976 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins suffered facial injuries when he was burned by one of his flaming props while performing with his guitarist Mike Armando at the Virginia Theater in Alexandria,Va. (Reference wikipedia Screamin’ Jay Hawkins). Guitarist Mike Armando’s years with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins can be read about in a new book written by author Steve Bergsman “I Put A Spell On You: The Bizarre Life of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins” The book is published by Feral House and is receiving rave reviews.
When you think of record stores you never think of a concert performance hall. Randy Now’s Man Cave is a rare find. Located at 134 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, N.J. The Man Cave is a pop culture store, a vinyl record store, a CD & DVD shop, with sodas, Charles Chips, candy, gum and toys. All of the above and much much more.
People may ask why would a national known recognized financial and real estate writer be writing a book on Screamin’ Jay Hawkins? A good question? Steve Bergsman has written a number of books on music legends: The Death of Johnny Ace, The Friends of Billy Preston, The Seduction of Mary Wells and more.
His latest release is I Put A Spell On You: The Bizarre Life of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins published by Feral House. Bergsman has always had a love for music and always said these musical legends should never be forgotten and have a story to tell even after there passing.
August 24th was no “Ordinary” day in Philadelphia. The Resurrection of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Band put a spell on PhilaMOCA. The band arriving from NYC like a ghost coming to town has shock rocked their fans. The band came not only armed with musical instruments but with a coffin / toilet bowl to be used to perform Hawkins famous blues tune Constipation Blues.