Thursday, October 20, 2011
Strange creatures on the bedroom mantel....
That guy in the middle really spooks me out....
So, we have big band versions of Thirteen Women and Witch Doctor, we have Jim Nesbitt's The Friendly Undertaker, we have Ferrante and Teicher playing Ritual Fire Dance, we have Guy Lombardo doing Willie Nelson's Crazy, we have a jazzy instrumental by Bobby Gimby called Ghostin', and we have a better-sounding rip of Beatrice Kay's 1947 Hooray, Hooray, I'm Goin' Away, taken from a Harmony label LP issue. You can't go wrong with these tracks--that is, unless you take them with you while you're robbing a bank. Oh, and another Thing--this time, by Rolf Harris. I forgot I had this Thing. Don't know the year on it, though it's the Sixties for sure. And octet leader Dominic Frontiere (Magician) gave us the fabulous music score for the original Outer Limits TV series. Oh, and The Invaders. Frontiere reused some of his Limits music for the John Wayne western, Chisum (1970). Leave it to me to notice that.
Fresh rips, all, and everything is from my strange collection.
Click here to hear: Halloween 2011 Keeps Groaning Along
GHOSTIN' (STROLLIN' SPOOKS)--Bobby Gimby, 1958. (Coral 9-62001)
BOOGA DA WOOG--Milt Herth and His Trio, 1955.
THE THING--Rolf Harris
THE FRIENDLY UNDERTAKER--Jim Nesbitt, 1965.
HUSH... HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE--Sammy Kaye O., 1965.
THIRTEEN WOMEN--Tommy Oliver and His O., 1958.
MAGICIAN--Dominic Frontiere Octet, 1956.
FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON--The Keymen, 1962.
THE DESERTED BALLROOM (Gould)--Mantovani Orch., 1955.
CRAZY (W. Nelson)--Guy Lombardo; vocal: Cliff Grass, 1962.
RITUAL FIRE DANCE--Ferrante and Teicher, 1963.
THE MUMMY (Rod McKuen)--Bob McFadden and Dor, 1959.
HUSH... HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE--Lawrence Welk O., 1966.
ELECTRIFIED DONKEY--Ferlin Husky.