You better stop the things that you do
I ain't lyin'
But Price left the Animals in 1965. Why he did so is not entirely clear to me. He has complained that the band's record producer, Mickie Most, was attempting to "homogenize" and "sweeten" the band's music to make it more accessible for the mass market. He also has said that the Animals "were a separate and dissonant group" in 1965 -- not "mates."
Price also hated to fly. Perhaps it was not entirely coincidental that he told the Animals he was leaving the band the same day they were scheduled to fly to Sweden to tour.
"I Put A Spell On You" was a 1966 UK hit for the band Price formed after leaving the Animals -- the Alan Price Set.
Here's a picture of the cover of the French version of "I Put A Spell On You" -- a 4-song, 7-inch, 45-rpm record. Anyone have any idea what that big outdoor sculpture is?
Price covered a bunch of Randy Newman songs at a time when Newman was essentially unknown. He and Georgie Fame had a big hit in 1971 with a song called "Rosetta." It sounds like a cross between the Kinks (Price looks quite a bit like Ray Davies) and Ray Stevens.
Here's the opening credit sequence, which features Price's title song:
Here's the Alan Price Set's version of "I Put A Spell On You." Price sings the first verse to an almost Bach-like organ accompaniment. After that, the drums and the horns kick in.
After Price left the Animals, they released a somewhat Hawkins-esque version of "I Put A Spell On You" on the Animalisms album.
Here's a link to use to order Alan Price's cover of "I Put A Spell On You" from iTunes:
Here's a link to use if you prefer Amazon: