Thursday, October 27, 2016
THROWBACK THURSDAY: Some Vintage Halloween Tunes
Yes, even before the heyday of Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Screaming Lord Sutch songs of witches and spooks have been part of American music. Here's a cauldron full of vintage Halloween tunes.
We'll begin at a seance,
This ghostly number is a longtime favorite of mine.
On my latest Big Enchilada podcast I included a new bluesy version of this song performed by Bibi Farber. But she got it from der Bingle.
This next one was written by one of my favorite songwriting teams of early rock 'n' roll -- Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, who wrote many of the songs you love best by The Everly Brothers.
You might think this next one from Fran Allison (Folks my age will remember Kukla, Fran & Ollie) might seem pretty saccharine. So it might help your enjoyment by imaging the type of horrific, blood-spattered, flesh-eating scene Rob Zombie might build around this happy little tune for some future movie. There, that's better, isn't it.
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