Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Oct 27th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
The Pac-Keys “Greasy Pumpkin”
from Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party - 1965-67 (Light In The Attic www.lightintheattic.net 2011) N —Instrumental recorded circa 1966/67 at Ardent Studios. Featuring members of the future Hi Rhythm Section including Leroy Hodges, Teenie Hodges & Hubbie Turner.
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five “Jack, You're Dead”
from Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (JSP Records 2001) —Recorded in 1946 & written by Richard Miles & Walter Bishop, Jr. "What's the use of havin' muscles when your life hangs by a thread? If you aint got no red corpuscles, Jack you dead!"
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 / It waits till the midnight hour to come / To torture me for the wrong that I've done"
John Wesley Harding “If You Have Ghosts”
from Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye (A Tribute To Roky Erickson) (Rhino/Warner Bros. 1990) —Recorded in 1990 & found on this compilation of various artists covering songs written by Roky Erickson.
R.E.M. “I Walked With A Zombie”
from Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye (A Tribute To Roky Erickson) (Rhino/Warner Bros. 1990) —Written by Roky Erickson.
Lee Ross “The Mummy's Curse”
from Horror Hop (Raucous Records 2006) —"Last night at the museum, they're searching for a trace / Of the thief who stole the mummy's bracelet from its case. / And now tonight the mummy's curse is on his thievin' head / For tonight the mummy's come to life, awakened from the dead."
The Five Jones Boys “Mr. Ghost Goes To Town”
from Halloween Classics: Songs That Scared the Bloomers Off Your Great-Grandma (Legacy Recordings 2007) —Recorded in 1936. One of the best Halloween songs, ever.