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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:10 am
Happy October. Just bumping this back up.
I just added some more Halloween tunes to my Spotify Halloween list. I will take a gander through these suggestions and see what else I can add.
http://open.spotify.com/user/1211451805 ... gxM072XxzO
Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:01 pm
I just dug out Halloween playlist I had burned to CD many years ago, and I really enjoying listening to it. I might enjoy the halloween-theme more than Christmas music. Most of the songs are ones already mentioned here at some point, but maybe there are a few that aren't. Since these are on a burned disc, I don't have any of the original album information.
Someone said "Mysterious Mose." Great song. I believe this song is the origin of the riff I remember from my childhood as "We are here to scare you-oo-oo-oo"
Also someone mentioned some Louis Armstrong tunes: "Spooks" is a great tune. Also check out "The Skeleton in the Closet." With the creaking doors and scared lyrics, they could be the same song as "Zat You Santa Claus?" Also on my list are "Hellzapoppin" and "The Dummy Song."
My wife hates hearing Ertha Kitt sing "Santa Baby" at Christmas time, and I have to agree that Madonna's version was an improvement. A song she hates even more is Ertha Kitt singing "I want to Be Evil" which is on my Halloween mix. Not great for dances because of the annoyance factor and the long spoken intro. A cute song nonetheless.
Lots of swing music about hell.
Tommy Dorsey "Satan Takes a Holiday" (inst)
Harry James "The Devil Sat Down and Cried"
Fats Waller "There's Going to Be the Devil to Pay"
Ella Fitzgerald "Pack Up Your Sins and Go To the Devil"
Sarah Vaughn "Old Devil Moon" This one is part cha cha, part foxtrot, and not good for dancing, though it's a good listen.
Screamin Jay Hawkins "Little Demon" on the other hand is such a fun track. I'mg glad I found it again. The same goes for "Old Man Mose" by Eddy Duchin which someone had already mentioned.
Some songs about magic:
LaVern Baker "Voodoo Voodoo"
Nina Simone "I Put a Spell on You." Every time I hear this song, i think of that Disney movie with Bette Midler, Hocus Pocus. Part of my childhood memories of Halloween.
Bill Haley & the Comets "Crazy Man Crazy"
Someone mentioned Lambert Hendricks and Ross "Halloween Spooks." Awful song, so annoying and not even the slightest bit danceable. All the howling and vocal trills. I can't make it through. An alternative in vocal jazz that is more listenable is King Pleasure's "Don't Get Scared."
And finally, I concur with the endorsement of Duke Ellington's "The Mooche" and "Jumpin' Punkins" both very danceable tunes. I'm very much in the mindset that just because it's a holiday, it doesn't mean we need to dance to crappy music.
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:24 am
Here's my list of halloween music, al lot of it has been mentioned before in this thread
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BPM Time Title Artist Album
150 3:34 Addams Family Debra Holly I'll Never Forget You
179 2:56 As Long As You Live (You'll Be Dead If You Die) Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven The Ultimate Collection
108 4:27 Baby Django Creep Zzymzzy Quartet Zzwing!
175 3:09 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea The Careless Lovers Doin' The Jive
155 3:38 Boody Rumble Count Basie Li'l Ol Groovemaker...Basie!
146 3:00 Celery Stalks At Midnight Doris Day "Pure Gold - Doris Day, Vol. 2"
190 2:58 Cleanin' Up the Town The Busboys Ghostbusters (Original Soundtrack Album)
130 5:22 Cruel Spell Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
135 2:38 Cruella De Vil Lalaine Disney Mania 3
210 4:07 Dance Of The Gremlins Count Basie The Count Basie Story: Harvard Blues
165 3:20 Ding-Dong! the Witch Is Dead Ella Fitzgerald The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books (Box Set)
222 3:36 Dr. Bones Cherry Poppin' Daddies Best Of Swing 1998! Jives Alive
145 2:45 Dry Bones The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra A Salute to Tommy Dorsey
105 5:29 The Ghost of Smokey Joe Big Bad Voodoo Daddy How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway
112 2:49 The Ghost of Smokey Joe Cab Calloway and His Orchestra "New York 1938-1939, Vol. 2 (Disc 3)"
95 4:19 The Ghost of the St. Louis Blues Paul Dandy Wizard Oil
112 4:03 Ghostbusters Unknown Halloween Howls
225 4:30 Ghosts of Swing Dr Zoot Best of Dr Zoot
252 3:34 Halloween Tonight (the 47% Stomp) The Floating Opera Orchestra Halloween Tonight (the 47% Stomp) - Single
85 4:40 Haunted House Blues the Moon-Rays Swingin At the Seance'
150 2:57 Headless Horseman Kay Starr I've Got to Sing
249 2:18 I Hear You Screamin? Glenn Miller and His Orchestra Glen Miller & His Orchestra
65 2:25 I Put a Spell on You Screamin Jay Hawkins An Hour of Scary Songs & Sounds
181 2:35 Jack, You’re Dead! Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 The Ultimate Classic Crooners
262 2:46 The Jitters Count Basie The Count Basie Story: Harvard Blues
147 3:33 Jumpin' Punkins - Original Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Selected Hits Vol. 3
145 2:18 Lavender Coffin Buster Poindexter Buster's Happy Hour
175 3:06 The Little Man Who Wasn't There Glenn Miller & His Orchestra feat. Tex Beneke The Glenn Miller Story Vol. 5-6
125 6:02 Moanin' karrin alllyson in blue
160 2:45 Monster Movie Ball Spike Jones Spike Jones In Stereo
106 3:05 The Mooche Duke Ellington Jumpin' Swing & Jive - Volume 2
195 3:24 Mr. Ghost Goes to Town Mills Blue Rhythm Band Mills Blue Rhythm Band: 1933-1936
176 2:45 Mr. Ghost Goes to Town the Moon-Rays Swingin At the Seance'
135 2:56 My Friend The Ghost Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra feat. Jimmy Dorsey (Dorsey Brothers Orchestra) Jazz In The Charts Vol. 99 - You Didn't Want Me When You Had Me
120 2:28 My Man's an Undertaker Dinah Washington "Dinah Washington Selected Hits, Vol. 2"
212 2:45 Ol' Man Mose (78 rpm Version) Wingy Mannone & His Orchestra Halloween Classics: Songs That Scared the Bloomers Off Your Great-Grandma
95 3:17 the oogie boogie's song Danny Elfman nightmare before christmas
165 2:59 Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil Ella Fitzgerald Sing Song Swing
158 2:14 The Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley Halloween Party - 16 Scary Songs
137 3:02 Rip Van Winkle Ella Mae Morse The Thrill Is Gone
146 2:42 Rockin' In the Graveyard Jackie Morningstar 50s Greatest Rock N Roll
225 5:00 Satan Vargas Swing Fire
195 2:58 Satan Takes a Holiday Dolly Dawn & George Hall And His Orchestra The Uncollected: George Hall and His Orchestra
157 3:12 Satan Takes a Holiday Larry Clinton My Million Sellers! (Remastered)
144 3:20 Satan Takes a Holiday Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra "Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Selected Favorites, Volume 4"
155 3:11 The Skeleton in the Closet (Single) Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong: Highlights from His Decca Years (The Original Decca Recordings)
223 3:07 The Spooks Jump In the Moon-Rays Swingin At the Seance'
147 2:36 Spooks! Louis Armstrong Satchmo in Style
160 3:08 Swingin' At the Seance Glenn Miller and His Orchestra V for Victory Hop
222 3:22 Taint No Sin (To Take Off Your Skin) Fred Hall Halloween Classics: Songs That Scared the Bloomers Off Your Great-Grandma
110 3:11 Tha Walls Keep Talking Anita O'Day Anita O' Day's That's What You Think
230 3:23 Thriller Jim McMillen Swingin' To Michael Jackson - A Tribute
108 3:22 Travelin' Shoes Ruthie Foster Runaway Soul
260 3:06 UFO Attack Asylum Street Spankers "Strawberry - Bootleg Series, Vol. 1"
150 2:10 Violent Love Indigo Swing
101 4:49 Walkin' After Midnight Madeleine Peyroux Dreamland
153 2:44 Walking Slow Behind You Count Basie "The Big Band Leader, Vol. 10"
110 3:26 Werewolves of London Warren Zevon A Quiet Normal Life - The Best of Warren Zevon
128 3:18 Whistlin' Past the Graveyard Tom Waits Blue Valentine
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:10 pm
wow, qualidit. I think you overdid it.
Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:33 pm
This one is dreadful, but here it is - THE ROCKIN' GHOST
http://theeyeoffaith.com/2012/10/24/mus ... dernaires/