Memphis to Manchester (Music)
Thu Oct 30th 2014 7.00am–10.00am
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Louis Prima & Keely Smith “That Old Black Magic” from Essential Masters (Burning Fire 2009) —Recorded in 1958 for Capitol Records. Composed by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.Buy it!
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross “Halloween Spooks” from The Hottest New Group In Jazz (Columbia 1959) —Written by Dave Lambert and recorded in Chicago in 1961. Ghoulish vocalese.Buy it!
Gene Page “Run, Tina, Run!” from Blacula (Music from the Original Soundtrack) (Rev-Ola 1972) —Music bed. Composed by Gene Page.Buy it!
Gene "Bowlegs" Miller “Frankenstein Walk” from Tne Leagacy of Gene "Bowlegs" Miller (Hi Records www.fatpossum.com 1995) —Recorded in 1969 and, yes, this was the a-side.Buy it!
The Phantom Five “Graveyard” from Ghouls Night Out Volume 2. (Simpletone) —1962 chill-inducing instrumental.Buy it!
Ervinna & The Stylers “Witch Queen Of New Orleans” from Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go (Rockbeat Records 2014) N —Recorded in 1966.Buy it!
The Pac-Keys “Greasy Pumpkin” from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic 2011) —Instrumental recorded circa 1966/67 at Ardent Studios. Featuring members of the future Hi Rhythm Section including Leroy Hodges, Teenie Hodges & Hubbie Turner.Buy it!
Dusty Springfield “Spooky” from Complete A and B Sides (1963-1970) (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)JAD 2006) R —Soulful version of the Classics IV song recorded in 1968 with Georgie Fame's backing band for the Mercury label. Found on this 2-CD set compiled by Saint Etienne.Buy it!
Lou Rawls “Season Of The Witch” from The Very Best Of Lou Rawls (Capitol Records 1969) —Who's cooler than Lou Rawls? Nobody cooler's than Lou Rawls. 1969 Chicago soul version of the Donovan song.Buy it!
Gnarls Barkley “The Boogie Monster” from St. Elsewhere CD ALBUM (Downtown Recordings 2006) —"I got a monster in my closet / Someone's underneath my bed / The wind's knocking at my window / I'd kill it but it's already dead"Buy it!
Gene Page “Good To the Last Drop” from Blacula (Music from the Original Soundtrack) (Rev-Ola 1972) —1972 instrumental written and arranged by Gene Page. "Blacula - Deadlier than Dracula!Buy it!
The Contrails “The Mummy Walk (Walking Death)” from Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go (Rockbeat Records 2014) N —Music bed. 1966 instrumental recorded for the Reuben Records label.Buy it!
The Revels “Dead Man Stroll” from These Ghoulish Things (Ace 2009) —Written by Revels member Billy Jackson and recorded in 1959 for the Norgolde label. Spooky doo-wop out of Philadelphia.Buy it!
Tom Waits “Whistlin' Past the Graveyard” from Blue Valentine (Elektra 1978) —Written by Tom Waits and backed by New Orleans session greats Alvin "Shine" Robinson", Harold Battiste, Scott Edwards, Earl Palmer, and Herb Hardesty.Buy it!
Big Boy Groves “Bucket O Blood” from Theme Time Radio Hour - Season 3 (Ace 2010) —Written by Ervin "Big Boy" Groves and recorded in 1962.Buy it!
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five “Jack, You're Dead” from Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (JSP Records 2001) —A perennial M2M Halloween favorite. Recorded in 1946. "All the breath is leaked out of you / When your friends gather 'round the bed / Look at you and say, "Don't he look natural" / When that happens to you, daddy / Jack, you're dead!"Buy it!
The Frantics “Werewolf” from Stomp! Northwest Killers 1960-64 (Norton 2001) —Music bed. Instrumental from this Seattle band that recorded from 1956-66. Jerry Miller and Bob Mosley from the Frantics later went on to form Moby Grape.Buy it!
Screamin' Jay Hawkins “I Put a Spell On You” from Voodoo Jive: The Best of Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Rhino 1990) —Sure, you could leave this one off a Halloween show but why would you? Past Halloween shows have gone with the Nina Simone and Alan Price versions but I thought I'd opt for the original this time around. Recorded in 1956 for the OKeh label.Buy it!
Larry Williams “Heeby Jeebies” from At His Finest: The Specialty Rock 'N' Roll Years (Ace 2004) —Previously unreleased 1958 take. Written by Maybelle Jackson and John Marascalco. Earl Palmer plays drums on this one.Buy it!
Johnny Otis & Marci Lee “Castin' My Spell” from Halloween Super Hits (Celebration Sounds 2014) N —This 1959 duet was written by Edwin Johnson and Alvin Johnson and recorded for Capitol. Jimmy nolen is featured on guitar.Buy it!
Bettye Lavette “Witchcraft In the Air” from Northern Soul All Nighter (One Day Music 2014) N —Originally released as the a-side on a 1963 LuPine single.Buy it!
The Marketts “Out Of Limits” from The Leopard Lounge At the Movies (Warner Jazz 2007) —Music bed. 1963 instrumental written by Mike Z. Gordon. The title is close to "Outer Limits" but includes a variation of the the opening of the "Twilight Zone" theme. Some of the players on this are Hal Blaine, Leon Russell, and Glen Campbell.Buy it!
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